Luc Stafford is a full professor in the Department of Physics at the Université de Montréal. Since June 2016, he has held the Canada Research Chair in Physics of Highly Reactive Plasmas. The driving motivation of this research program is related to the crucial needs for advancing the macro and microscopic levels of understanding of the physical and chemical phenomena involved in non-equilibrium plasmas operated in reactive gases and their applications to complex materials processing. Over the years, he contributed to the development of many research partnerships and networks with various organizations and companies in Canada and abroad. Committed to the university community, he served on many committees, including the University Assembly, the Executive Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the University Council. Since July 2021, he has served as a Special Advisor / Associate Vice-Rector Research, Discovery, Creation and Innovation at the Université de Montréal.