Olga Boltalina, PhD Senior Research Associate and Co-Principal Investigator, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University Dr. Boltalina received her M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1990) degrees in Physical Chemistry from Moscow State University (MSU), Russia, working with Lev Sidorov. She earned her D.Sci. degree (i.e. Doctor Nauk [aka Habilitation]) from MSU in 1998. She retired as Professor of Physical Chemistry from MSU in 2005 after having supervised 11 Ph.D. and 10 M.S. students. She is now a Senior Research Scientist at Colorado State University where she works with Dr. Steven Strauss; shares contracts, grants, and laboratories; and co-advises their joint graduate and undergraduate research students. Dr. Boltalina is an author of ca. 250 publications, several book chapters, and several patents and patent applications. She has received the MSU Lomonosov Prize, an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Freidrich Bessel Award, two additional AvH Research Fellowships, a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, and a Royal Society of Chemistry Research Award. Her current research interests include the rational design of fluorinated and perfluoroalkylated fullerenes and related carbon materials for specific optoelectronic, energy conversion, energy storage, and biomedical applications. Tsuyoshi Nakajima is Professor in the Department of Applied Chemistry, Aichi Institute of Technology in Japan. He has worked on fluorine chemistry and electrochemistry (that is, fluorinated materials) for primary and rechargeable lithium batteries, and fluorine-, fluoride-, or oxyfluoride-graphite intercalation compounds. Li/(CF)n battery is the first primary lithium battery commercialized on the basis of the research on graphite fluoride which was performed in his laboratory at Kyoto University. His research was on the discharge mechanism of Li/(CF)n battery and synthesis of graphite fluoride, (CF)n with excellent discharge performance. The importance of carbon-fluorine compounds as battery materials was first recognized by graphite fluoride cathode of Li/(CF)n battery. Furthermore, new graphite anode for electrolytic production of fluorine gas was developed on the basis of his work on fluorine-graphite intercalation compound with high electrical conductivity. Recently. his research interest is on the application of fluorine chemistry to rechargeable lithium batteries. Fluorination techniques were applied to surface modification of graphite anode which increases the capacities of graphite anode and enables the low temperature operation of lithium ion battery. For the application of lithium ion battery using flammable organic solvents to electric sources of hybrid and electric vehicles, high safety is the most important issue. He has found that organo-fluorine compounds are excellent new solvents with high oxidation stability (that is, high safety for rechargeable lithium batteries). He published about 230 papers and 24 books. In academic societies, he served as chairman of JSPS 155th Committee on Fluorine Chemistry; The Society of Fluorine Chemistry, Japan; Executive Committee of Carbon Society of Japan; and Regional Editor and Editorial Board of J. Fluorine Chemistry. Alain Tressaud is Emeritus Research Director at ICMCB-CNRS, Bordeaux University. He is Vice President of the European Academy of Science (Brussels) and member of several European Academies. He founded and chaired until 2008 the French Network on Fluorine Chemistry, sponsored by CNRS. Among the awards he received, the CEA Award of French Academy of Sciences (2008), Fluorine Award of the American Chemical Society (2011), and International Henri Moissan Prize (2013) can be quoted. His scientific interest covers various fields, e.g. synthesis, physical chemical characterizations, applications in fluorine chemistry, solid state chemistry, and materials sciences. His works also deal with surface modification of materials and intercalation chemistry. His scientific production includes more than 350 papers in international journals, 20 book chapters contributions, and 12 internationalized patents. In addition, he edited 5 books, including the Editor-in-Chief responsibility of the book series "Advances in Fluorine Science" (2006) and "Progress in Fluorine Science" (2016) with Elsevier. In 2011, his book on "Le fluor: histoire, applications & paradoxes" appeared at CNRS-Editions, Paris.