Justin Hargreaves is currently Professor of Catalytic Materials Chemistry at the University of Glasgow where he has been since 2002. Following a PhD in the area of structure-sensitivity in MgO catalysed oxidative coupling of methane undertaken at the University of Liverpool under the supervision of Professors Richard Joyner and Graham Hutchings CBE FRS, in 1990 he moved to the ETH Zurich to undertake a postdoctoral position with Professor Dr Roel Prins in the area of CoMo catalysed hydrodeulfurisation before returning in 1991 to the University of Liverpool to work once again on methane oxidation with of Professors Joyner and Hutchings. In 1994, he moved to Nottingham Trent University as a Senior Fellow and in 2001 re-joined the University of Liverpool as a Principal Scientist at the Leverhulme Centre for Innovative Catalysis. His current research interests focus upon N2 activation, the application of carbides, nitrides, phosphides and borides as catalysts, zeolite catalysis, alkane activation and the application of large scale wastes as resources for the preparation of catalytic materials. He has supervised 21 postgraduate students to completion and has published ca. 125 papers. Since 2013, he has served as an Editor for Applied Catalysis A: General and since 2018 has been Editor-in-Chief for the RSC Catalysis book series. He is currently Treasurer of the International Association of Catalysis Societies and is a UK Council member for the European Federation of Catalysis Societies for which he served as Secretary from 2015-2019 and he is also currently a UK member of the International Advisory Board for the International Conference on Environmental Catalysis conference series.