Digby D. Macdonald is a native of New Zealand, a naturalized US citizen, and is a Professor in Residence (semi-retired) in the Departments of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Auckland and a Ph. D. from the University of Calgary (1969), all in Chemistry. Prof. Macdonald has published more than 1100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and has published four books. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Royal Society of New Zealand (the “National Academies” of those countries and is a Member of the EU Academy of Sciences. He enjoys a H-index of 79 and his papers have been cited over 27,846 times.