Dr. J. Todd Hastings is Reese S. Terry Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kentucky where he also serves as Director of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering. His research focuses on nano-scale electronic and photonic devices and their associated fabrication technologies. Prior to his current appointment he received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While a member of MIT's NanoStructures Laboratory he developed nanometer-precision electron-beam lithography techniques and silicon-on-insulator photonic devices. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University where he investigated high-speed, high-efficiency infrared light-emitting diodes for short-range optical communications. Dr. Hastings received the B.S. degree in physics from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the DARPA Young Faculty Award, and served as the chair of the 59th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication.