Ahmed A. Busnaina, PhD, is the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor and Director of National Science FoundationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing and the NSF Center for Nano and Microcontamination Control at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts. He is internationally recognized for his work on nano- and micro-scale defects mitigation and removal in semiconductor fabrication. He is also involved in the fabrication of nanoscale wires, structures, and interconnects. He specializes in directed assembly of nanoelements (such as nanotubes and nanoparticles), and in the fabrication of micro- and nano-scale structures. Research support exceeded 25 million dollars. He served as a consultant on micro contamination and particle adhesion issues to the semiconductor industry. He authored more than 300 papers in journals, proceedings, and conferences. He organized more than 80 conferences, workshops, symposia, and programs for many professional societies, and chaired and organized more than 90 sessions and panels. He also serves on many advisory boards including Samsung Electronics; Chemical Industry Nanomaterials Roadmap, International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors, Journal of Particulate Science and Technology, Journal of Environmental Sciences, Semiconductor International, Journal of Advanced Applications in Contamination Control. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Adhesion Society, a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and listed in WhoÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Who in the World, in America, in science and engineering, etc. He was awarded the 2006 Nanotech Briefs National Nano50 Award, Innovator category, the 2006 Outstanding Faculty, SÃƒÆ’Ã‹Å“ren Buus Outstanding Research Award, Northeastern University 2006, the 2005 Aspiration Award, Northeastern University.