Dr. Jennifer Sinclair Curtis is Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and former Dean of the College of Engineering at University of California, Davis. She previously served as Associate Dean for Engineering Research and Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Florida. She also previously served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Engineering Education at Purdue University. She is a Fellow of APS, AAAS, ASEE and AIChE. She is a recipient of AIChE’s Particle Technology Forum’s Lifetime Achievement Award, a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar Award, AIChE's Thomas-Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems, the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award (McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program), ASEE’s Chemical Engineering Lectureship Award, ASEE’s Benjamin Garver Lamme Award, ASEE's Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering, and the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and her BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University which recently recognized her as a distinguished engineering alumna. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the National Academies’ Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology.