Dr. Yet-Ming Chiang is Kyocera Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, where he has been a faculty member since 1985. His research focuses on advanced materials and energy storage technology, in which he has published over 280 scientific papers, and currently holds over 80 U.S. patents. Chiang is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Materials Research Society, the American Ceramic Society, and the U.S. National Academy of Inventors. He has received The Economist’s Innovation Award (Energy and the Environment category), the Electrochemical Society’s Battery Division’s Battery Technology Award, the Materials Research Society’s Plenary Lecturership, R&D 100 and R&D100 Editor’s Choice Awards, and the American Ceramic Society’s Corporate Achievement, Ross Coffin Purdy, R.M. Fulrath, and F.H. Norton Awards. In addition to his academic research, Chiang has co-founded 6 companies to commercialize research from his laboratory, and serves on numerous government and academic advisory committees and study panels.