Michael Chabinyc obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford University (1999) where he studied gas-phase ion-molecule reactions using ion cyclotron resonance spectrometry. Subsequently, he was an N.I.H. post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, where he worked on bio-microfluidic systems, molecular electronics, and nanofabrication using soft lithography. He then moved to Palo Alto Research Center (formerly Xerox PARC) where he was a member of research staff from 2001-2005 and a senior member of research staff from 2005-2008 in the Electronic Materials and Devices Laboratory. Dr. Chabinyc joined the UCSB faculty in 2008. His current research interests include materials for flexible electronics and energy storage and conversion. Particular emphasis is on characterization of the electrical and morphological characteristics of organic semiconductors in thin film transistors and photovoltaics. Hybrid organic devices for energy storage are also of interest. The nature of organic interfaces in thin films is studied using a variety of techniques including x-ray scattering, scanning probe microscopies, and electrical transport measurements.