Dr. Liotta received his B.S. in Chemistry from Brooklyn College, and his PhD from the University of Maryland in 1963. He is formerly the Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies and currently serves as a a Regents’ Professor of Chemistry with a joint appointment in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research is focused at the interface between chemistry and engineering; applications include sustainable technology, energy conservation, innovative separations (including bioseparations), and novel materials. Dr. Liotta won the Malcolm Pruitt Award of the Council for Chemical Research, and in 2004 his group was honored by the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for their ongoing research in using tunable solvents for sustainable technology. He has in addition won a number of other teaching and research awards, and has served as a consultant for major industries.