Howard Milchberg is jointly appointed to the departments of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is affiliated with the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics. He received his B. Eng. in engineering physics from McMaster University and a Ph.D. in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University. Professor Milchberg is the recipient of an NSERC Postgraduate Fellowship, National Research Council of Canada; NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award; and the APS John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America. He is a UMD Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and was awarded the Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award in UMD’s Clark School of Engineering. Three of his graduate students have been recipients of APS-DPP’s Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award.