Dr. Dion Vlachos is the Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Delaware. He is the Director of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI), an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) funded by the Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Vlachos obtained a five years diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical Univ. of Athens, in Greece, in 1987. He obtained his MS and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and spent a postdoctoral year at the Army High Performance Computing Research Center, MN, after which he joined UMass as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to an associate professor at UMass in 1998. He joined the Univ. of Delaware in 2000. He was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University in the spring of 2000, a visiting faculty at Thomas Jefferson Univ. and Hospital in spring of 2007 and the George Pierce Distinguished Prof. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the Univ. of Minnesota in the fall of 2007. Dr. Vlachos is an AAAS Fellow and the recipient of the R. H. Wilhelm Award in Chemical Reaction Engineering from AIChE, an ONR Young Investigator Award and a NSF Career Award. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the Combustion Institute, the Catalysis Society, and SIAM. Dr. Vlachos'' main research thrust is multiscale modeling and experiments along with their application to renewable energy, catalysis and portable microchemical devices for power generation, biofuels, growth of nanomaterials, and microporous thin films.