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. Dr. Stucky has been active in the American Chemical Society, serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Inorganic Chemistry and as Chairman of the Inorganic Division. His research currently focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of new materials with an emphasis on understanding interface and nucleation chemistry. Molecular sieves and mesoporous (15 - 200 ũ) electro-optic and biomaterials are being synthesized and studied. Recent honors include Chairman, Solid State Subdivision, Inorganic Chemistry (1999), one of three lecturers at the Symposium in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Chemical Institutes at "Hessische Strasse" (2000), and the Humboldt Research Prize, 2000.