Dr. Sreeram Vaddiraju is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He started working at the university in the fall of 2009. He received his academic training on the development of methods for the synthesis of both inorganic and organic nanostructures at various academic institutions and National Labs, including the University of Louisville, NASA Ames Research Center and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research accomplishments comprise the development of a vapor phase method for the synthesis of transition metal and metal oxide nanowires, development of a method for the self-catalytic growth of compound semiconductor nanowires, fabrication of Infrared laser from sub-micron gallium antimonide nanowires, development of a novel technology for the fabrication of inorganic-organic hybrid light emitting diodes (LEDs), and the development of novel strategies for accomplishing interface-engineered assembly of nanowires on a large-scale. His research work is currently being/has been supported by the NSF/DOE thermoelectrics partnership, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).