Paul Kenis received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands, in 1997. Next he was a postdoc at Harvard University with George Whitesides till 2000. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois and a part-time faculty member in the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group of the Beckman Institute. His research focuses on microchemical systems: microreactors, microfuel cells, and enabling microfluidic tools for other studies.