professor of chemical and nuclear engineering and director of the Center for Microengineered Materials. He also directs the graduate program in nanoscience and microsystems. Dr. Datye received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. His research interests are in heterogeneous catalysis, materials characterization, and nanomaterials synthesis. His research group has pioneered the development of electron microscopy tools for the study of catalysts. By developing model catalysts for this work, they have shown that the metal and oxide surfaces and interfaces in catalytic materials can be studied at near atomic resolution. His current work involves fundamental studies of catalyst sintering, low temperature methanol reforming into H2 for portable power applications, and synthesis of novel nanostructured heterogeneous catalysts.
VICKI H. GRASSIAN, PH.D., received her B.S. in chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany (1981), and she did her graduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (M.S., 1982) and the University of California-Berkeley (Ph.D., 1987). Dr. Grassian is currently the F. Wendell Miller Professor in the Department of Chemistry and holds appointments in the Departments of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering and Occupational and Environmental Health. At the University of Iowa, Dr. Grassian has been the recipient of a Faculty Scholar Award (1999-2001), a Distinguished Achievement Award (2002), a James Van Allen Natural Sciences Faculty Fellowship (2004), the Regents Award for Faculty Excellence (2006), and the Outstanding Graduate Student Mentoring Award (2008). In 2006, she was appointed as the director of the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute at the University of Iowa by the vice president for research. Her research interests are in the areas of environmental molecular surface science, heterogeneous atmospheric chemistry, climate impact of atmospheric aerosols, and environmental and health aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology. She has more than 180 peer-reviewed publications and 15 book chapters and she has edited 3 books, the most recent being Environmental Catalysis published by CRC Press in 2005 and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Environmental and Health Impacts published in 2008 by John Wiley and Sons. In 2003, Dr. Grassian received a U.S.-National Science Foundation Creativity Award, and in 2005, she was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was named fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Vacuum Society in 2010. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Surface Science, Atmospheric Environment, and Aerosol Science and Technology. She also serves on the Publications Committee of the American Association of Aerosol Research, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Users Advisory Committee, and the Executive Committee of the Physical Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society. She currently chairs the standing symposium Interfacial Environmental Chemistry for the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society and was recently elected chair of the Division to serve in 2012. In 2006, Dr. Grassian co-chaired a National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop on sustainability and chemistry. She was the primary organizer and editor of the workshop report titled Chemistry for a Sustainable Future. The report for that workshop was reprinted in 2009 for the National Science Foundation as a result of a renewed national interest in energy and the environment.
MICHAEL HOCHELLA, JR., PH.D., is university distinguished professor at Virginia Tech, concentrating in the area of nanogeoscience. He received his B.S. and M.S. from Virginia Tech in 1975 and 1977, respectively, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1981. He has been a professor at Stanford and Virginia Tech for a total of 21 years. He has been a Fulbright Scholar, a Humboldt Award winner, and Virginia Scientist of the Year. He is a fellow of six international scientific societies including the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Dana Medal winner (Mineralogical Society of America), and a former president of the Geochemical Society. He is currently president of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA) as of October 2011. He has also won the Brindley Lecture Award (Clay Minerals Society) and the Distinguished Service Medal of the Geochemical Society. He has served on high-level advisory boards at the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. He has an h-index of 40 with more than 4,000 citations. He has raised $16.4 million in research funding. Fourteen of his former advisees are now professors at leading institutions around the world, while others hold prominent positions in publishing, national labs, and industry.
MORTON LIPPMANN, PH.D., is a professor of environmental medicine at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 1967. He holds a Ph.D. (NYU, 1967) in environmental health science, an S.M. (Harvard University, 1955) in industrial hygiene, and a B.Ch.E. (The Cooper Union, 1954) in chemical engineering. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Stokinger and Meritorious Achievement from the American Conference of Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), Cummings from the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Sinclair from American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), Smythe from American Academy of Industrial Hygiene (AAIH), and Career Achievement in Respiratory and Inhalation Toxicology from the Society of Toxicology (SOT). Much of this research has been focused on particulate