Karl James Jalkanen, FRSC, DTM is a research scientist at the La Verne manufacturing facility of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and an adjunct professor at Azuza Pacific University in Azuza, CA USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He has been a visiting scientist/researcher at Bremen University in Bremen, Germany and Kyushu University in Kyushu, Japan. He has been Guest Editor for 4 issues of Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, and two special issues of CPC. He has published over 80 research papers with an H-index of 30 and over 3000 citations. His areas of expertise are molecular biophysics, quantum nanobiology, biophysical chemistry, biostatistics and applied mathematics.