Paul McEuen is the Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics at Cornell University and director of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science. His research focuses on nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene, applications of nanostuctures in chemistry and biology, and the fabrication of machines at the nanoscale. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the Agilent Technologies Europhysics Prize, a Packard Fellowship, and a Presidential Young Investigator Award.
He lives with his wife and five dogs in Ithaca, New York. When he's not writing, studying small things, or napping, you can find him running or hiking with a dog or two in one of Ithaca's gorges, state parks, or forests.