Dr. Andrey A. Voevodin is the Technology Advisor for Thermal Science and Materials Branch at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. Andrey received the B.S. degree in metallurgy engineering in 1986 and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science in 1991 from Tula State Technical University, Russia. He was a UK Royal Society Associate Research Fellow in Hull University, UK in 1993, and had joined AFRL in 1994 as a National Research Council associate and later a civilian employee to work on thin film deposition, surface engineering, tribology, and thermal interfaces. He currently directs research in Thermal Sciences and Materials branch, leads Thermal Interfaces research group, and chairs AFRL Thermal Management Strategic Technology Team. His current research areas include nanolayerd, nanocomposite and nanostructured coatings for thermal conductivity control, hybrid plasma thin film deposition technologies, thermal and mechanical contact interfaces, and surface engineering. Andrey is an Adjunct Professor of the University of Dayton and Purdue University, teaching and graduating PhD and MSc students. Andrey has multiple awards from US Air Force and is a fellow of AVS Science and Technology Society.