Ed Castner is a Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His research program combines experimental and computational approaches in chemical physics and physical chemistry to understanding the structure, dynamics and interactions of ionic liquids with key target molecules. Ed also serves as an Associate Editor for The Journal of Chemical Physics. Prior to joining Rutgers in 1998, Ed was a staff scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory between 1991 and 1998, and a senior scientist at the Quantronix Laser Corporation in 1990-91. He studied chemistry and mathematics at the University of Rochester, and obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982, followed by M.S. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Chicago in 1984 and 1988. He completed postdoctoral research fellowships supported by the NSF and NATO at the University of Groningen during 1988-1990.