Kenneth S. Suslick, PhD, is the Marvin T. Schmidt Professor of Chemistry, a professor of materials science and engineering, and a Beckman Institute professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Professor Suslick received his BS from Caltech in 1974, PhD from Stanford in 1978 as a Hertz Fellow, and joined UIUC immediately thereafter. Suslick has published more than 300 papers, edited four books, and holds 25 patents. His research expertise includes chemical sensing, catalytic and functional nano-materials, metalloporphyrins and bioinorganic chemistry, and he is also well known for his work on the physical and chemical effects of ultrasound. Suslick is the recipient of the Sir George Stokes Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education, the MRS Medal, the ACS Senior Cope Scholar Award, the Mentorship Award of the ASA, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Silver Medal of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He is a fellow of the AAAS, the ACS, the Materials Research Society, and the Acoustical Society of America.