William Hart-Cooper, Ph.D. Affiliation: USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Western Regional Research Center (WRRC), Bioproducts Research Unit (BRU). Dr. Hart-Cooper is a leader in combining biomimetic self-assembly with green chemistry. He obtained his B.A. at Grinnell College and Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, under the guidance of Professors Robert Bergman, Ken Raymond and Dean Toste. His career with the Agricultural Research Service began in 2015 (BRU, WRRC). He is an Associate Director of the Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry and has authored 14 publications, including three patents. His personal research has received over $250,000 in extramural funds and has been highlighted in the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Chemical and Engineering News. He has received awards, including the Herbert L. Rothbart Early Career Research Scientist Award, Federal Lab Consortium Outstanding Technology Development Award, First Prize in the GC3 Preservatives Competition, the Biotech Partners Outstanding Mentor Award, the ACS Division of Inorganic Chemistry Undergraduate Award and was a finalist for the Reaxys Ph.D Prize and ARSX2020 innovation challenge. His reputation as a scientific leader is shown through two dozen student scientists who have worked with his group, leading to the establishment of student internships at the WRRC joint with University of California (UC) Berkeley, UC Davis and North Carolina State University.