Ellad B. Tadmor is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota (USA). He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion @mdash; Israel Institute of Technology in 1987 and 1991, and his Ph.D. from Brown University (USA) in 1996. His research focuses on the development of multiscale theories and computational methods for predicting the behavior of materials directly from the interactions of the atoms making up the material. He has published over 50 papers in this area and two textbooks (see modelingmaterials.org for information on the books). Prof. Tadmor is the Director of the Knowledgebase of Interatomic Models (openkim.org) project that is tasked with developing standards for atomistic simulations and improving transferability of interatomic potentials. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University (USA), Associate Professor at the Technion (Israel), and Erasmus Mundus Scholar at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon (France). He received the MRS Graduate Student Award in 1995 for his work on developing the quasicontinuum method, one of the leading multiscale methods, as well as numerous awards for excellence in teaching including the Salomon Simon Mani Award in 2001. Prof. Tadmor is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Elasticity.