Germano Iannacchione, Professor of Physics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. M.Sc. in Physics, 1990, from University of Akron and PhD in Physics, 1993, from Kent State University. Post-doctoral Fellow, Liquid Crystal Insitute, 1993-1996 Kent State University, Post-doctoral Fellow, Dept. Chemistry, 1996-1998, MIT, 1998-present faculty in Physics at WPI, currently Program Director of the Condensed Matter Physics program in the Division of Materials Research at NSF. Research areas are in order-dsorder phenomena in soft condensed matter (polymers, liquid crystals, biomaterials, and colloidal composites) and far-from-equilibrium emergence with 87 publications.