Will Medlin obtained his PhD degree in chemical engineering at the University of Delaware in 2001 with Mark A. Barteau. He was a post-doctoral researcher at Sandia National Laboratories from 2001 until 2003, when he joined the faculty at the University of Colorado (CU). He is currently an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at CU. In 2010-2011 he has been a Visiting Professor at the ETH-Zurich. He is the co-founder and CU Site Director for the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2), and is a founding fellow of the joint CU/NREL Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI). He has been awarded several prizes, including the NSF CAREER and ONR Young Investigator Awards and the ConocoPhillips Faculty Fellowship.