Todd M. Squires, PhD, earned dual BS/BA degrees in physics and Russian literature at the Univ. of California, Los Angeles, then spent a year as a Churchill Scholar at Cambridge Univ. He earned his PhD in physics from Harvard Univ. in 2005, spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech, and joined the Univ. of California, Santa Barbara’s chemical engineering department in 2005. His research group studies small-scale fluid mechanics and soft materials, both experimentally and theoretically, focusing on microfluidic systems, surfactant function and dysfunction in the lungs and in the field, the manipulation of charges and particles in fluid environments, and the formulation of complex fluid products. His honors include the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, the Beckman Young Investigator Award, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, the inaugural GSOFT Early Career Award in Soft Matter, and fellowship in the American Physical Society.