Dr. Xiaonan Lu was born in Tianjin, received his B.Sc. (Food Science) from Ocean University of China in 2007 and Ph.D. (Food Science) from Washington State University in 2011. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University before he joined in UBC in January 2013, as the director of the UBC Food Safety Engineering Laboratory. He is the recipient of Young Scientist Excellence Award from International Union of Food Science and Technology (2015), the recipient of Young Scientist Travel Award from Agricultural & Food Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society (2014), and currently the editorial board member of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Food Science, Food and Agricultural Immunology, etc. He is the author of over 65 papers published in top peer-reviewed journals as well as one book (Sensing Techniques for Food Safety and Quality Control, Royal Society of Chemistry) and several book chapters.