Professor James M. Lisy received his B.S. degree from Iowa State University in 1974 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1979. He joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1981 and spent his career investigating intermolecular interactions in neutral and charged molecular clusters. After 30 years, he elected to take early retirement, and spent 9 months at the Ruhr University - Bochum as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. He then moved to the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA, where he served as a program officer for over 5 years. During that time, he also was a visiting or guest professor in France, Japan, and Denmark. Prof. Lisy maintains collaborations in France, Japan, and Germany. Currently, he is a Specially Appointed Professor in the Institute of Innovative Research at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he also serves as an advisor to the ANNEX-Berkeley that drives Tokyo Tech's education and research activities in North America. Prof. Lisy has recently been appointed as a senior scientific advisor to the Director of the Institute of Molecular Science in Okazaki, Japan. He resides on the Big Island of Hawaii.