Glenn Fredrickson obtained his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1984 and subsequently joined AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he was named Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in 1989. In 1990 he moved to the University of California at Santa Barbara, joining the faculties of the Chemical Engineering and Materials Departments. He served as Chair of Chemical Engineering from 1998-2001 and is currently the Director of the Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials (MC-CAM) and the Director of the Complex Fluids Design Consortium (CFDC). From 2009-2014, he was appointed as Executive Director of The KAITEKI Institute, a long-term strategy unit of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC), and since 2014 has been Chief Technology Officer and a Member of the Board of MCHC. Professor Fredrickson has a long-standing interest in the statistical mechanics of complex fluids and soft matter, including polymers, colloids, and glasses. His work is primarily theoretical and computational and has been most recently focused on developing novel field-based computer simulation strategies for the design of nanostructured, self-assembling soft materials. Honors include the Dillon Medal and Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society, the Alpha Chi Sigma and William H. Walker Awards of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Fellowship in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and election to the National Academy of Engineering.