Mark E. Davis is the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the City of Hope. He has over 350 scientific publications, two textbooks, and over 50 patents. He is the recipient of numerous awards, and was the first engineer to win the NSF Alan T. Waterman Award.He was elected in the National Academy of Engineering in 1997 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2006. Mark’s research efforts involve materials synthesis in two general areas; namely, solids that can be used for molecular recognition and catalysis, and polymers for the delivery of a broad range of therapeutics. He is the founder of two biotech companies. Professor Davis has achieved All American Status for Masters Track and Field in both the 400 Meter and 200 Meter Dashes.