Brian A. Korgel is the Edward S. Hyman Chair in Engineering and T. Brockett Hudson Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He directs the Industry/University Research Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics and is Education Director for the UT Austin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center. He is also Associate Editor of Chemistry of Materials. He has published more than 250 papers, working on research in nano & mesoscopic materials and complex fluids focused on problems in energy storage, chemical transformations, energy harvesting and conversion, and medicine. He is also an artist, exploring language and human/technology cohabitation. He has co-founded two companies, Innovalight and Piñon Technologies, and received various honors including the Professional Progress Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and election to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).