Chia-Ling Chien is the Jacob L. Hain Professor of Physics and the Director of the Material Research Science and Engineering Center at The Johns Hopkins University. He received his BS in physics from Tunghai University (Taiwan), MS and Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University. His current research interests include fabrication of nanostructured materials and the studies of their structural, electronic, magnetic, and superconducting properties; highly spin polarized materials, spin-transfer torque effects, and magnetoelectronics. He has published more than 370 papers in refereed journals and several patents. He has an H-index of 57 with over 14,000 citations. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is a Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is also Honorary Professor at Nanjing University, Lanzhou University, and Fudan University in China. He is the 2004 recipient of the David Adler Award of the American Physical Society. He is the 2005 Distinguished Lecturer of the Magnetics Society of IEEE.