Guillermo Bazan received his Ph.D. from MIT in Inorganic Chemistry in 1991. After a postdoctoral appointment at Caltech, he joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Rochester in 1992. He joined UCSB in 1998. His primary research programs are concerned with the design, synthesis, photophysics, optoelectronic performance and morphology of organic semiconducting materials. Of particular interest are strategies that control the organization of conjugated polymers and molecules in the solid state. Honors include Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Top 50 Materials Scientists by Citation and Impact (2011), Chang Jiang Scholars Professor, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society Cope Scholar Award, Bessel Award of the Humboldt Foundation, NSF Special Creativity Award, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, Sloan Research Fellow Award, NSF CAREER Award.