David A. Fowle received his BSc in chemistry (1996) from the University of Western Ontario, where he was introduced to geochemistry and mineralogy by Wayne Nesbitt and Fred Longstaffe. He then completed his MS and PhD with Jeremy Fein at the University of Notre Dame, with a focus on how microorganisms influence metal sorption in low-temperature environments. After a brief postdoctoral fellowship with Jill Banfield at the University of Wisconsin, David accepted a faculty position at the University of Windsor in the Department of Earth Science and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. He spent five years there as a Canada Research Chair and assistant professor before he accepted his current position as an associate professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas. His current research interests include the study of the surface chemistry of minerals, carbon dioxide sequestration, microbially mediated redox chemistry in aquatic and soil environments, and the detection of deeply buried ore deposits using biogeochemical techniques. He has served as a councilor and as secretary for the Mineralogical Association of Canada.