is the corecipient of The Donald W. Breck Award in Molecular Sieve Science; recipient of an R&D 100 Award for Innovation and The Robert A. Welch Foundation Invited Lectureship in Nanochemistry; Chair, Gordon Research Conferences on Zeolitic and Layered Materials; Guest Editor, Current Chemistry: Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science; Editorial Board, Journal of Solid State Chemistry and Advanced Functional Materials; member of the Boards for the International Zeolite Association, Mesoporous Materials Association, and the International Congress on Catalysis; member, Council of the Gordon Research Conferences; member, Chemical Sciences Roundtable of the National Research Council; a member of the American Chemical Society, and a member of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Chemical Engineering Advisory Board. Kresge holds over 100 patents dealing with novel catalysts and their applications. He has presented over 50 invited talks and plenary lectures to the materials and catalysis communities and is the author of over 50 articles in scientific literature dealing with catalytic materials. Kresge is listed as one of the 100 most cited authors of the last ten years. His work was cited as one of the most important discoveries in chemistry in the last 75 years by the American Chemical Society. Kresge holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Swarthmore College and a doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Douglas Ray is the Associate Laboratory Director for the Fundamental & Computational Sciences Directorate at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Ray is responsible for PNNL’s research programs conducted for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science and for the National Institutes of Health. He directs more than 500 staff members in four research divisions: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change, Biological Sciences, Chemical and Materials Science, and Computational Sciences & Mathematics. Dr. Ray joined PNNL in 1990. A laser spectroscopist, Dr. Ray’s research interests include the effects of weak intermolecular interactions on chemical phenomena in condensed phases, at interfaces, in clusters and in supramolecular complexes. He earned a B.S. degree in Physics from Kalamazoo College and a PhD in Chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Ray is a member of the American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, and American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. David Berry is a Partner at Flagship Ventures, where he focuses on investing in and founding early-stage life science and sustainability ventures. He is a founder of Flagship portfolio companies LS9, Joule Unlimited,