Douglas R. MacFarlane is head of the Energy Program in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science at Monash University. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Sciences in 2007 and to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2009. He was awarded the Craig Medal in 2018, the Academy’s highest honorific for achievement in Chemistry. He is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Chemical Communications—Green Chemistry, Sustainable Energy and Fuels, Innovation and ChemSusChem. He is an Honorary Professor Queens University, Belfast.