Dr. Spyros A. Svoronos is Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator at the University of Florida Chemical Engineering Department which he joined in January 1982. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Oberlin College in 1976 and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1981. His current research interests are biotechnology and process modeling and optimization, and he has authored over 60 journal papers. He has received several teaching awards and has helped develop the multidisciplinary college-wide Integrated Product and Process Design course for which he was the Principal Investigator in the proposal that obtained startup funding.