Krishna Garikipati, Ph.D., is professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, and the Director of the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering at the University of Michigan. Professor Garikipati received his M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1996, both from Stanford University. He is a computational scientist whose work draws upon non-linear physics, applied mathematics and numerical methods. He is particularly interested in problems of mathematical biology, biophysics and the mechanics of biology. Current research interests include: (1) growth and remodeling or biological tissue, cell adhesion and cell mechanics (2) stress-defect interactions and transport in semiconductor/microelectronic materials, and (3) multiscale aspects of material behavior with an emphasis on plasticity at small scales.