Alon McCormick, PhD, has been a professor in the Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Dept. at the Univ. of Minnesota since 1989, where his research interests include the mechanisms and kinetics of various materials assembly and nano- and micro-structural processes. He is a member of AIChE, where he chairs the Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council (CTOC) and is secretary of the Education and Accreditation Committee. He has also served as a Materials Engineering and Sciences Div. (MESD) officer and on the Executive Board of the Program Committee (EBPC). He has participated in efforts to foster a more inclusive climate, including the 2015 Diversity Task Force and an American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) project for LGBT+ Allies training, as well as the AIChE/ASEE Safe Zone Workshop. McCormick has a BS from Tulane Univ. and PhD from the Univ. of California, Berkeley, both in chemical engineering.