Dr. Chapman has been applying his broad practical experience in organic and analytical chemistry for the past nineteen years to solve problems of industrial relevance. Most recently, Dr. Chapman was a Principal Research Officer with the National Research Council Canada (“NRC”) Aquatic & Crop Resource Development Research Centre based out of Charlottetown, PEI. With the NRC, Dr. Chapman was responsible for leading a national program and strategic projects focused on the development of Natural Health Products and functional ingredients with private sector companies. In particular, he was responsible for leading strategic projects that aim to develop new functional ingredients based on nutritional oils and plant-based proteins which led to research on cannabinoid-based mixtures. Prior to the NRC, Dr. Chapman spent 6 years working as a Senior Scientist for two venture capital funded bioscience startup companies in San Francisco, California. Dr. Chapman is an Adjunct Professor with the Chemistry Department at the University of Prince Edward Island, the Vice-President of the NHP Research Society, a member of several international standards groups including ASTM D37 committee on cannabis serving as the recording secretary for the processing and handling subcommittee. For NRC ACRD’s research center, he served on national advisory committees supporting the standardization needs for the emerging cannabis industry to ensure quality and safety of cannabis supply. Dr. Chapman is an active member of the Canada’s bioscience community serving on several boards and advisory boards. He holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, has published widely, holds several patents, and has presented at numerous scientific symposia. Dr. Chapman is the recipient of many awards, including a postdoctoral fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) tenured in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University with Professor George Whitesides.