ANDREW V. TEPLYAKOV is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware. He has completed his undergraduate degree at Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, in 1992. He received his PhD from Columbia University, New York, NY, in 1997 under the guidance of the late Professor Brian Bent, where he also worked with Professor George Flynn. After receiving his PhD, Andrew held a postdoctoral position in the group of Professor Stacey Bent (currently at Stanford University, Department of Chemical Engineering). Andrew joined the faculty at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Delaware in 1998. His research is focused on an interdisciplinary area of surface and thin film science. His group has developed several novel approaches to understanding chemical binding on surfaces of amorphous diffusion barrier films, surface chemistry of multifunctional molecules, surface modification of semiconductor materials in ambient, electron transfer and molecular junctions, specifically electronic properties controlled by surface preparation and modification, and more recently, covalent binding of large molecules to semiconductors. This research uses a wide array of surface analytical techniques, microscopic characterization, and computational investigations. It has resulted in over 110 publications and over 90 invited presentations. Andrew is a member of the Eastern Analytical Symposium Governing Board and a member of Surface Science Editorial Advisory Board. He is Associate Editor of Applied Surface Science.