Richard D. Braatz is the Edwin R. Gilliland Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he does research in control theory and its application to chemical and biotechnological systems. He received a BS from Oregon State University and MS and PhD from the California Institute of Technology, and was a Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University before moving to MIT. He has consulted or collaborated with more than 20 companies including IBM, United Technologies Corporation, Novartis, and Abbott Laboratories. Honors include the AACC Donald P. Eckman Award, the ASEE Curtis W. McGraw Research Award, the AIChE Excellence in Process Development Research Award, the IEEE CSS Transition to Practice Award, the ISA Technical Innovation Award, the AIChE PD2M Award for Outstanding Contribution to QbD for Drug Substance, and the AIChE Computing in Chemical Engineering Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IFAC, and AAAS.