Brian K. Paul is a Professor of Manufacturing Engineering in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU) and is Director of the OSU Nano/Micro Fabrication (NMF) Facility. Since being at OSU, Dr. Paul has been a principal founding member in the OSU Center for Micro Energy and Chemical Systems (MECS), the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute (MBI), and the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI). His role in these collaborations has been manufacturing process research and development for the commercial application of arrayed microchannel technology. Dr. Pauls research has included process development for scaling up microchannel kidney dialyzers, biodiesel microreactors and microchannel heat pumps. Recent process development efforts have focused on the use of MECS in nanomaterial synthesis and nanomanufacturing. Dr. Pauls research has been funded through a mix of federal (NSF, AFRL, ARL, ONR, DARPA, etc.) and private (Keck Foundation, Murdock Foundation, HP, ESI, Tektronix, etc.) sponsors. Dr. Paul has received numerous awards acknowledging his research accomplishments including the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the International Engineering Design and Automation Young Faculty Award, the OSU Engelbrecht Young Engineering Faculty Award and the OSU College of Engineering Research Collaboration Award. Dr. Paul has authored or co-authored over 50 refereed publications, patents or book chapters on microlamination, layered manufacturing, material joining and general manufacturing. He has been an Associate Editor for the two premier manufacturing journals (ASME J Mfg Sci Engr and SME J Mfg Processes), has been a past Scientific Committee Member for the North American Manufacturing Research Conference and is an active member of ASPE, SME, IIE and ASME.