R. Edwin García is an Associate Professor in Materials Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana (2011-present). He earned the Physics degree at the National University of Mexico in 1996, his Masters in Materials Science and Engineering in 2000, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at MIT in 2003. He held a postdoctoral researcher appointment at the National Institute of Standards and Technology from 2002 to 2003. He has 15 years of experience in the modeling and simulation of rechargeable lithium-ion battery materials. His research group focuses on the development models, theories, and guidelines that will lead to experiments and processing operations with improved properties, performance, and reliability.