Rod Beresford earned degrees in electrical engineering from Yale University (B.S. 1979, M.S. 1981) and from Columbia University (Ph.D. 1990). He is currently Professor of Engineering at Brown University, where he has held several leadership positions, including Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Associate Provost for Academic Space. In 2020/21, he served as an IEEE/AAAS Congressional Fellow, working on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Prior positions held include editor-in-chief of VLSI Design, senior editor of Electronics, and engineer at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He has published over 80 scientific and technical papers on semiconductor materials and devices. He has worked on molecular beam epitaxial growth of III-V semiconductors since 1987 and served on the Advisory Board of the North American MBE Conference.