FRANKLIN (FENG) TAO, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Notre Dame. His research group is actively involved in investigations of surface science, heterogeneous catalysis for efficient energy conversion, nanomaterials, and in situ studies of catalysts. Dr. Tao is the author of about 70 research articles and the recipient of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Prize for Young Chemists.
STEVEN L. BERNASEK, PhD, is Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University. His research focuses on chirality in self-assembled monolayers, surface functionalization and modification, organometallic surface chemistry, and dynamics of gas-surface interactions. Dr. Bernasek is the author of more than 200 research articles. He is also the recipient of several awards, including the ACS Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Surface Chemistry.