Professor Shen J. Dillon received his Bachelor’s degree and Doctorate of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University in 2002 and 2007. His doctoral thesis focused on segregation to and the atomic structure of grain boundaries in ceramics and their relation to microstructural evolution. Following his graduation in 2007, Dillon went to work as a Research Associate at Carnegie Mellon University and Visiting Professor at Lehigh University. At Carnegie Mellon, the focus of his work was three-dimensional characterization of microstructures in order to obtain data critical to understanding microstructural evolution. Dillon spent the 2008 academic year as a Visiting Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on materials for energy storage. He joined the faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a visiting assistant professor in 2008 and as an assistant professor in 2009.