Oscar Dubón, Jr. is Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at U.C. Berkeley and Faculty Scientist and principal investigator in the Electronic Materials Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He received a B.S. from UCLA (1989) and M.S. (1992) and Ph.D. (1996) from U.C. Berkeley. After postdoctoral positions at U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University, he joined the U.C. Berkeley faculty in 2000. He is recipient of the 2000 Robert Lansing Hardy Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, a 2004 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, and the 2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).