Jeffrey J. Siirola is a Technology Fellow in the Eastman Research Division of Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport Tennessee where he has been for 33 years. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Utah in 1967 and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1970. His areas of interest include chemical process synthesis, computer-aided conceptual process engineering, engineering design theory and methodology, chemical process development and technology assessment, resource conservation and recovery, sustainable development and growth, artificial intelligence, non-numeric computer programming, and chemical engineering education. Siirola is an international program evaluator and past engineering accreditation commissioner for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. He has served on numerous National Science Foundation and National Research Council panels, and on the advisory boards of several journals and chemical engineering departments. Siirola is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is the 2005 President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.