Prof. Dr. Reşat Apak received B.S./M.Sc. degrees in chemical engineering (Istanbul Univ., 1976); obtained postgraduate diploma in marine pollution (Liverpool Univ., 1981); obtained Ph.D. (1982), became full professor (1993) of analytical chemistry in İstanbul Univ. He has been working in İstanbul University (now İstanbul University-Cerrahpaşa) as a full professor for the last 26 years. He served as the faculty dean in Istanbul University in the School of Engineering (1996-99) and director of the Institute of Marine Sciences (2007-2015); he is currently the director of Food Antioxidants Centre and the Division of Analytical Chemistry. He is the editorial board member of Talanta (2004-…). He has represented Turkey in the Analytical Chemistry Division (Div. V) of IUPAC (2006-2016) and has been elected as an associate member in Div. V for the 2020-21 term. Dr. Apak is the author of 248 peer-reviewed research articles (published in SCI journals), 10 book chapters and reviews, three textbooks (in Turkish), one recent textbook (Wiley, 2018), receiving about 12 000 citations (8000 in Elsevier-Scopus) in Google Scholar Index. He has been the plenary/invited speaker of many national and international conferences including Eurofoodchem, EuChemS and Euroanalysis. His work is focused on analytical method development for antioxidants and other food constituents, explosives, biologically and environmentally important compounds. He has written 7 articles in the highest impact journal of analytical sciences (Analytical Chemistry, published by the American Chemical Society). He is the inventor of the “CUPRAC (cupric reducing antioxidant capacity) assay”, applicable to food extracts and human serum (contributed to world literature in 2004); the two leading research papers of the CUPRAC method have retrieved more tahn 2000 citations, and the method is currently being practised in the leading food research centres worlwide. He is also the inventor of “field detection of explosive residues kit” (2009) used on site/in field. He is the recipient of the highest prestigious science award in Turkey, TUBITAK (Turkish Scientific & Technical Research Council) Science Award in 2017; he was elected as a Fellow Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) in July, 2018.