Mercouri G. Kanatzidis is a Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University. He has been named a Presidential Young Investigator by the National Science Foundation, an Alfred P Sloan Fellow, a Beckman Young Investigator, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teaching Scholar, a Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow, and a Guggenheim Fellow. In 2003, he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize. In 2014, he received the Einstein Professor Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the International Thermoelectric Society Outstanding Achievement Award, and the MRS Medal. In 2015, he received the ENI Award for the “Renewable Energy Prize” and the Royal Chemical Society’s De Gennes Prize. In 2016, he also won the Samson Prime Minister’s 1M Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation, the American Chemical Society’s James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials, and the American Chemical Society’s Award in Inorganic Chemistry. In 2018, he received the American Institute of Chemistry Chemical Pioneer Award and the American Institute of Chemistry Chemical Pioneer Award. In 2019, he received the DOE Ten at Ten Scientific Ideas Award for the first demonstration of all-solid-state solar cells using halide perovskite materials.