Professor Bruce C. Gibb, FRSC, was born in 1965 and hails from Aberdeen, Scotland. He received both his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Robert Gordon’s University, and carried out post-doctoral research with Prof. John Sherman at the University of British Columbia and Prof. James Canary at New York University. His independent career began in 1996 at the University of New Orleans, where he rose through the ranks to become University Research Professor in 2007. At the beginning of 2012 he moved to Tulane University. Prof. Gibb’s over-arching research theme is aqueous supramolecular chemistry; in particular how non-covalent interactions contribute to the hydrophobic effect and the Hofmeister effects, and how these can be harnessed to engender novel molecular compartmentalization phenomena. He serves the supramolecular community as Editor-in-Chief of Supramolecular Chemistry (Taylor & Francis), and as co-founder of the Aqueous Supramolecular Chemistry Workshop series of meetings that have ran since 2015. Since 2017 he has also served the community as chairperson of the advisory committee for the International Conference on Calixarenes (a biannual meeting running since 1991), and as custodian for the C. David Gutsche Award for outstanding contributions to the field of calixarenes. Dr. Gibb serves the greater chemistry community as a quarterly essayist for Nature Chemistry, where he has put pen to paper since issue 1 in 2009.