Galen Stucky received his Ph.D. in 1962 from Iowa State University. After postdoctoral study at MIT, he held positions at the University of Illinois, Sandia National Laboratory and DuPont Central Research and Development Department before joining the UCSB faculty in 1985. At UCSB, he is Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (College of Letters and Science), Professor in the Materials Department (College of Engineering), and a member of the Interdepartmental Program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering. He was appointed the E. Khashoggi Industries, LLC Professor in Letters and Science in 2006. Dr. Stucky is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2005) and the American Chemical Society (2013). He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2013 and awarded, with Avelino Corma and Mark E. Davis, the 2014 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research.