Professor Michael Chabinyc received his B.S. from the University of Dayton (1994). He obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from Stanford University (1999) where he studied gas-phase ion-molecule reactions using ion cyclotron resonance spectrometry. Subsequently, he was an N.I.H. post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University (2001) where he worked on bio-microfluidic systems, molecular electronics, and nanofabrication using soft lithography. He then moved to Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC) where he was a member of research staff from 2001-2005 and a senior member of research staff from 2005-2008 in the Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory. While at PARC, he developed novel fabrication methods for flexible, large-area electronics such as displays and researched organic electronic devices. His current research focuses on novel thin film electronics and organic electronics. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Materials Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.