Tulio Chavez-Gil is an associate professor at the Department of Natural Sciences, Coppin State University, USA. He has been teaching advanced inorganic, bio-inorganic, health, and physical chemistry at different institutions—University of São Paulo, Brazil (1996), University of the Andes, Colombia (2003), Inter-American University of Puerto Rico (2004–2014), and Coppin State University (2014–present). He earned his BS in chemistry from Universidad del Valle, Colombia (1991) and his PhD from the University of São Paulo (1997). He won a JSPS Postdoctoral Award and spent two years at the School of Pharmacy, Kumamoto University, Japan (1997). Dr Chavez-Gil was also awarded the NIH Associate Researcher Award by the University of Puerto Rico (2000). He has authored over 40 peer-reviewed papers and has delivered talks at NEXUS2017, ACS2018, and TechConnect 2019 on semi-critical extraction as part of a patented invention.