Gregory S. Rohrer is the W.W. Mullins Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and the Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his bachelor's degree in Physics from Franklin and Marshall College in 1984 and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. Rohrer is an editor for Acta Materialia. Rohrer is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and was an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society from 1999 to 2016. He was also chair of the Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society in 2005, and was chair of the University Materials Council in 2011. He has authored more than 230 publications and received a number of awards recognizing his research. From the American Ceramic Society, he has received the Roland B. Snow Award (1998), the Ross Coffin Purdy Award (2002), the Richard M. Fulrath Award (2004), the Robert B. Sosman Award (2009), and the W. David Kingery Award (2014).