Steven M. George is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Yale University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. George is directing a research effort focusing on atomic layer deposition (ALD), atomic layer etching (ALE) and molecular layer deposition (MLD). This research is examining new surface chemistry, measuring thin film growth and etching rates, and developing new applications and reactors for ALD, ALE and MLD. Dr. George has more than 450 publications in the areas of thin film growth and etching, surface science, and physical chemistry. In addition, he currently has 24 issued U.S. or PCT patents and 8 U.S. or PCT patent applications undergoing review. Dr. George has received a number of awards including the John A. Thornton Memorial Award from the AVS (2017) and the ALD Innovation Award from the AVS International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (2013). Dr. George is a Fellow of the AVS (2000) and the APS (1997). He has been very active in the AVS and served as AVS President (2014). Dr. George chaired the first AVS International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (2001). He also co-chaired the 4th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (2017). Dr. George is also a co-founder of ALD NanoSolutions, Inc., a company that has worked to commercialize ALD technology. ALD NanoSolutions merged with Forge Nano in February 2020.