Peter J. Mahon graduated with a PhD after completing a thesis that investigated various kinetic phenomenon associated with electron-transfer in electrochemical systems. Postdoctoral studies in the USA, Australia and Canada continued to focus on electrochemical applications. He was recruited by a start-up company to perform industrial research on supercapacitors in conjunction with the CSIRO. He then moved to the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University to work in the area of spectroelectrochemistry. Currently, he is the Senior Lecturer in Analytical Chemistry at Swinburne University of Technology supervising projects involving battery development, bioelectrochemical systems and natural products.