Dr. Awadelkarim is the Director of the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU) at the Pennsylvania State University. He is also the Director of the NSF Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Resource Center. Dr. Awadelkarim’s research and teaching interests are in nanoelectronics, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), and related nanomaterials. He is the Vice President of the Commission for the Development of the UNESCO’s Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (UNESCO/EOLOSS) Theme on Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies, and a member of the Advisory Board for nano@stanford, the NSF National Nanotechnology Coordination Infrastructure Site at Stanford University. Dr. Awadelkarim was selected by the US National Academy of Sciences as a Jefferson Science Fellow and has worked as a Consultant and Senior Science Advisor at the United States Department of State during 2006 – 2011.