R. Edwin García is a Professor at the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University (2005-present). He obtained his undergraduate degree in Physics at the National University of Mexico in 1996, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003. His research focuses on the design of materials and devices through the development of a fundamental understanding of the solid state physics of the individual phases, their short and long range interactions, and its associated microstructural properties and time evolution. His current research focuses in establishing relationships between the material properties and the resultant performance and degradation in electrochemical systems.