Shafigh Mehraeen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Stanford University under the supervision of Andrew Spakowitz. For his Ph.D., he studied the impact of molecular elasticity on the behavior of semi-flexible polymers and protein self-assembly. As a postdoctoral scholar, he studied the impact of active layer morphology on bimolecular recombination losses in organic photovoltaics, and transition state theory under the supervision of Jean-Luc Bredas at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Jianshu Cao at MIT, respectively. He has published three books, more than 30 scientific papers, and served as a reviewer for major scientific journals. His current research focuses on applying molecular simulations, atomistic modeling, and density functional theory to address directed self-assembly of nanoparticles on templated surfaces, photochemistry of organic solar cells, and polymer and electrocatalyst design using machine learning and artificial intelligence.