Professor Douglas B. Chrisey is a Professor of Physics and Engineering Physics and the Jung Chair of Materials Engineering at Tulane University. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Virginia in 1987 and then joined the US Naval Research Laboratory where he spent the next 17 years. His current research interests include the novel laser and photonic fabrication of thin films and coatings of advanced electronic, sensor, biomaterial, and energy storage. These materials were used in device configurations for testing and typically have an improved figure-of-merit. He is considered one of the pioneers in the field of Pulsed Laser Deposition and was the lead inventor of MAPLE processing technique. His research has resulted in more than 400 citable publications, over 16,000 citations, an h-index of 65, and has 18 patents.