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Venkat Viswanathan received his B.Tech and M.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India. He then pursued and obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. After a one-year postdoctoral appointment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined the Department of Mechanic Engineering of Carnegie Mellon University in 2014. He also holds courtesy appointments in the departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. His awards include a National Science Foundation CAREER award, an American Chemical Society PRF Young Investigator award, the Electrochemical Society Daniel Cubicciotti Award, and the Electrochemical Society Herbert H. Uhligh Summer Fellowship.
Hong Koo Kim received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from the Seoul National University and his M.S. from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He the moved to Pittsburgh where he obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has received several awards, including the Pitt Innovator Award in 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2012, and also holds numerous patents on nanotechnology. He has been serving as the founding Co-Director of the Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh since 2002.
Jeremy Levy received his B.A. in Physics from Harvard University and his Ph.D. also in Physics from UC Santa Barbara. After a postdoctoral position there, he joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1996, and is now a Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is Director of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, the Center for Oxide-Semiconductor Materials for Quantum Computation, a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on Quantum Preservation, Simulation and Transfer in Oxide Nanostructures, a NSF Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond program, and a Class of 2015 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF).
Jeffrey Evanseck received B.S. degrees in computer science and chemistry from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in computational and theoretical organic chemistry from UCLA. He joined Duquesne University in 2000 as the Director of the Center for Computational Sciences to promote education, research, and small business growth in Southwest Pennsylvania. He has been deeply involved with the American Chemical Society as Chair of the South Florida Section and Secretary and Chair of the Computers in Chemistry Division. He was honored as the first Fr. Joseph Lauritis Chair in Teaching and Technology at Duquesne for his scientific distinctions in chemical theory, computation, and education.