Ronald A. Siegel received his ScD (1984) in EECS from MIT, under the supervision of Profs Robert Langer and Alan J. Grodzinsky. His first academic job (1984-1998) was in the Departments of Biopharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of California at San Francisco. Since 1998 he has been Professor of Pharmaceutics and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, and he was Dept Head of Pharmaceutics from 1999-2009. He is Fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Controlled Release Society (CRS). He was President of CRS during 1997-1998. Prof Siegel’s research interests include drug delivery, polymer science, microfabrication, and mathematical modeling.