Mauricio Barbi's expertise is in experimental high energy particle physics. He obtained his PhD working on the DELPHI experiment of the Large Electron-Positron Collider at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. This was followed with a postdoc with McGill University based at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg, Germany, working on the ZEUS experiment of the electron-proton HERA collider. He has been a faculty member at the University of Regina since 2004. Prof. Barbi has been a member of the long baseline neutrino oscillation experiment, T2K, located in Japan, since 2006, and is also a member of the Hyper-K and IWCD neutrino oscillation Collaborations, also in Japan. In 2012, he started to collaborate with palaeontologists by developing studies using synchrotron radiation-based techniques. He pioneered the use of these techniques applied to palaeontology in Canada. He is currently developing studies with members of the Royal Tyrrell Museum (soft tissue preservation) and Royal Saskatchewan Museum (amber inclusions and chemical signatures in Vertebrate Paleontology). In 2016, prof. Barbi was awarded with the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics along with other members of the T2K Collaboration.