Jillian Buriak received an A.B. from Harvard University in 1990, and a Ph.D. from the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France, in 1995. After an NSERC postdoctoral appointment at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. Buriak started her independent faculty career at Purdue University in 1997, being promoted to associate professor, with tenure, in 2001. In 2003 she joined the University of Alberta as a full professor, Canada Research Chair, and Senior Research Officer. She was on the Board of Reviewing Editors (BoRE) at Science from 2003 to 2008 (impact factor = 32; handlng 7-10 papers per week), was an Associate Editor at ACS Nano from 2009 to 2013 (impact factor = 12.0; handling >500 papers per year), and in 2014, became the Editor-in-Chief of the American Chemical Society journal Chemistry of Materials (impact factor = 8.5; handling ~5000 papers per year). Buriak has co-authored over 100 papers in the area of surface chemistry, nanoscience, synthetic materials chemistry and inorganic nanomaterials, has an h index of 40, and almost 8000 total citations.