Dr. L. Andrew Lyon is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology with expertise in physical, analytical, and materials chemistry and serves as an Associate Chair in the School. His research interests focus on the development of highly functional polymeric micro and nanoparticles for application in biotechnology. Currently, the group’s efforts are mainly in the domain of scaffolds for tissue repair, polymers that augment hemostasis, and self-healing hydrogel films. Andrew obtained his B.A. (1992) from Rutgers College, and his M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees from Northwestern University. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers and serves as the Regional Editor for Colloid and Polymer Science. Andrew has been married to Alene Lee since August of 1993 and they have 2 children: Trevor and Olivia. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit lyongroup.net.