Larry R. Dalton received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1971. He has held tenured faculty positions in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University (71-76), State University of New York (75-82), University of Southern California (USC, 82-02), and UW (98-). At USC, he held the Harold and Lillian Moulton Chair and co-directorship of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. At UW and USC, he directed several Federal research centers including the National Science Foundation Science and Technology on Information Technology Research. Scientific awards include a Helmholtz International Award for Excellent Researchers and Science Managers, the Linus Pauling Medal (American Chemical Society, ACS), a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE), the Larry Dalton Festschrift Issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry (ACS), the William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Quality Education for Minorities/Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Network Giants in Science Award, a Chemistry of Materials Award (ACS), an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a National Institutes of Health Research Career Award, a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, a Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award, an Air Force Research Laboratory Wright Centennial Award, and the Ricard C. Tolman Medal (ACS). He is a Fellow of the ACS, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Materials Research Society, the SPIE, the Optical Society of America and a senior member of IEEE.