James C. Sturm, born in 1957 in New Jersey, received the B.S.E. degree in electrical engineering and engineering physics from Princeton University and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. In 1979, he joined Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, as a Microprocessor Design Engineer, and in 1981 he was a Visiting Engineer at Siemens, Munich, Germany. In 1986, he joined the faculty of Princeton University, where he is currently the Stephen R. Forrest Professor in Electrical Engineering and co-director of the Program in Plasma Science and Technology. From 1998 to 2015, he was the director of the Princeton Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials Center (POEM) and its successor, the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM). In 1994- 1995, he was a von Humboldt Fellow at the Institut für Halbleitertechnik and the Max Planck Institut in Stuttgart, Germany. His current research focuses on the electronic-human interface, especially interfacing using sensors over large areas and flexible thin-film electronics. Other work includes, photovoltaics, the nano-bio interface, and silicon-based heterojunctions. Dr. Sturm is a fellow of IEEE. He has won many awards for teaching excellence and was a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator.