Alexander John Cruz will soon be joining the Ameloot group. His doctoral work will focus on the further fundamental elucidation of the MOF-CVD process and subsequent upscale reactor engineering. Alex completed a degree in chemical engineering at the University of the Philippines. He was awarded with the President’s Graduate Fellowship by the National University of Singapore (NUS) where he pursued advanced studies in chemical and biomolecular engineering and management of technology. Alex worked on heterojunction photovoltaics and metallization formulation chemistry at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore in NUS. Prior to pursuing a scientific research track, Alex was a Refinery Energy and Benchmarking Advisor for Royal Dutch Shell. Welcome aboard, Alex!