Darrel Schlom is the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. He received his BS degree from the California Institute of Technology, and his MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at IBM’s research lab in Zurich, Switzerland, Schlom was on the faculty at Penn State University for 16 years. His research interests involve the growth and characterization of oxide thin films by MBE, including their integration with semiconductors. Schlom has published more than 400 papers and has eight patents. He has been awarded invention achievement awards by IBM and SRC; young investigator awards by ONR, NSF, and the American Association for Crystal Growth; an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship; and the MRS Medal. In addition, Schlom is a Fellow of APS and MRS.