Pierre Wiltzius is the Susan and Bruce Worster Dean of Science and Professor of Physics. Prior to his arrival at UC Santa Barbara, Dr. Wiltzius was the Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign from 2001 to 2008. He joined Lucent Technologies - Bell Laboratories (formerly AT&T Bell Laboratories) in 1984 as a member of technical staff, where he most recently was the director of semiconductor physics research. His research interests include soft condensed matter and complex fluids, e.g., polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, and his current research is focused on developing new fabrication techniques for photonic crystals including colloidal self-assembly and multi-beam interference lithography. He was also involved in plastic transistors on flexible substrates for various applications, including electronic paper. Dr. Wiltzius received the degree of Diplomphysiker in 1976 and the degree of Dr. sc. nat. in 1981 from the E.T.H. (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Zurich, Switzerland. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Physics Department at UC Santa Barbara from 1982 to 1984.