Dennis W. Hess Thomas C. DeLoach Jr., Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyDennis W. Hess is the Thomas C. DeLoach Jr., Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include thin films, surfaces, interfaces, and plasma processing. He has a B.S. in Chemistry (Albright College), and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physical Chemistry (Lehigh University). After four years at Fairchild Semiconductor, he served on the faculty in Chemical Engineering at the University of California Berkeley (1977-1991), Lehigh University (1991-1996), and the Georgia Institute of Technology (1996-present). He has been Editor-in-Chief of ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology since 2012. He is past President of The Electrochemical Society (1996-97 term). He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Electrochemical Society.