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Professor Jeff Urban is currently a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and Facility Director of the Inorganic Facility of the Molecular Foundry, located in Berkeley, CA.  He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry and Chemical Biology with Prof. Hongkun Park at Harvard University.  After obtaining his Ph.D., he then spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher, co-advised by Prof. Christopher B. Murray (University of Pennsylvania) and Prof. Mercouri Kanatzidis (Northwestern University).  He currently has active research programs in thermal and electrical transport phenomena, gas transport and storage, and size-dependent phase transitions.