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 Illinois 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. He currently maintains active collaborations in these countries as well as Germany, and resides in the Bay Area of California.