Ted Einstein received his B.S. in 1969 from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in 1973 from the University of Pennsylvania. He is an internationally recognized physicist addressing exciting questions in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics, especially in the area of surface physics. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society and a recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Distinguished Senior U.S. Scientist Award.