Michele Galizia joined the OU Chemical Engineering Faculty in 2017, after completing his postdoctoral training at the University of Texas at Austin under the guidance of Profs. Benny Freeman and Don Paul. The Galizia Research Group exploits fundamental principles of physical chemistry and thermodynamics to design, characterize, and model polymer membranes for organic solvent reverse osmosis/nanofiltration and gas separation exhibiting preassigned selectivity and stability. Prof. Galizia has received a number of awards, including the NSF CAREER Award (2021), the 2021 Class of Influential Researchers by I&EC Research, the ACS-PRF New Doctoral Investigator, and the OU Chemical Engineering Outstanding Professor Award, among others. In 2018, the journal Frontiers in Polymer Chemistry (Nature Publishing Group) highlighted him as a rising star in membrane science. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Polymer Engineering and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Membrane Science.