Lisa M. Porter is Professor in Materials Science & Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She joined the faculty as Assistant Professor in 1997 and was later promoted to Associate Professor (2001) and Professor (2006). She received her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science & engineering from Cornell University and N.C. State University, respectively. Her research focuses on fabrication, processing, and characterization of electronic materials including wide band-gap semiconductors, nanotubes and nanowire based transparent conductors, organic semiconducting polymers, and 2D semiconducting films. Her professional honors include a National Science Foundation Career Award, the Philbrook Prize in Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, and a Visiting Professorship awarded by the Swedish Research Council. In 2011 she co-founded SenSevere LLC, a Carnegie Mellon spin-off that is commercializing semiconductor-based chemical sensors for severe environments. Lisa has also held leadership positions in several professional organizations. For example, she is the incoming Program Vice-Chair and an elected Board of Directions member of AVS, a major international society for Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing. She also serves on the program committee for the Electronic Materials Conference and recently served as Faculty Chair for the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon and completed two elected terms on the User Advisory Committee for the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.