Sanyuan Yang is a Scientific Consultant at Johnson Matthey Technology Center (JMTC). He currently leads a JMTC zeolite lab in Savannah and his team is mainly responsible for development and transfer of new zeolite technologies for manufacturing. His recent interests are small pore zeolites used in JM environment catalyst products. Prior to his present role, Sanyuan worked as a catalyst development scientist in the R&D group of JM FCC Additive Business (Intercat) from 2004 to 2012. He studied Chemistry and received BSc from Wuhan University (1983) and MS from Nankai university (1986), China. He completed his PhD study in zeolite synthesis (1996) from Ioannina University, Greece, under the guidance of Prof. N.P. Evmiridis. He was a postdoc (1998-2001) and then a research staff (2001-2004) in Prof. Alexandra Navrotsky Group at UCDavis where his research area was mainly about energetics of zeolite materials.