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Chandralekha Singh obtained her B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India. She then obtained her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California Santa Barbara. She was a postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign before joining the Department of Physics of the University of Pittsburgh in 1995. She is the Founding Director of the Discipline-Based Science Education Research Center. She is a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers Executive Committee and was part of the U.S. delegation at the International Conference on Women in Physics in 2015.
James "Jim" Bain holds a B.S., a M.S., and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. He received his first degree from the University of Pennsylvania and the other two from Stanford University. Following his graduation in 1993, he joined CMU, where he is now a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and is associate director of the Data Storage Systems Center (DSSC). He is a member of the Materials Research Society and the IEEE Magnetics, IEEE Electron Devices, and IEEE Photonics Societies.
Hyung Kim received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. After a post doctoral position at the University of Colorado, Boulder, he joined the Chemistry department of Carnegie Mellon University. He was a Distinguished Visiting Associate Professor of Physics at the Seoul National University, a Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, and an Adjunct Professor of Physics at Korea University. He is currently a KIAS Scholar at the School of Computational Sciences at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study. He also held the position of Chair of Chemistry of Carnegie Mellon University from 2002 to 2016.
Robert “Rob” Coalson received both his B.A. in physics and chemistry and his Ph.D. in chemical physics from Harvard University. He was advised by Professor Martin Karplus who won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Rob Coalson joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1986 after a two-year post doc at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is now a Professor of both Physics and Chemistry. He had won several awards including the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award, University of Pittsburgh in 2006 as well as numerous NSF grants to support his research.