Todd Squires earned dual B.S./B.A. degrees in Physics and Russian Literature at UCLA, then spent a year as a Churchill Scholar at Cambridge University. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Harvard in 2002, spent three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech, and joined UCSB’s Chemical Engineering Department in 2005. His research group studies small-scale fluid mechanics and soft materials, both experimentally and theoretically, focusing on microfluidic systems, surfactant function and dysfunction in the lungs and in the field, the manipulation of charges and particles in fluid environments, and the formulation of complex fluid products. Honors include the NSF CAREER award, the Beckman Young Investigator, the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award, the inaugural GSOFT Early Career Award in soft matter, and fellowship in the American Physical Society.