Andrew Steckl (Fellow, IEEE and AAAS) received his BS from Princeton and his MS and PhD from the University of Rochester. Since 1988, he has been the Ohio Eminent Scholar & Gieringer Professor of Solid State Electronics at the University of Cincinnati. Current research activities are focused on: organic and biopolymeric materials for photonic and electronic devices; electrofluidicmaterials and devices for nano/bio applications; chem/bio/med smart materials for diagnostics and therapy. Dr. Steckl's research has resulted in 425 publications and over 500 conference presentations. His publications have garnered ~ 10,000 citations in the technical literature, with an h-index of 55. He was awarded the Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Research and Elected Scientific Member of the Bohmische Physikalische Gesselschaft.