William Harrison has a Ph.D. in chemistry from Virginia Tech, where he studied with James McGrath, and graduated in 2002. He was recently promoted to the Vice President of Polymer Science and Laboratory Operations Supervisor at NanoSonic, Inc., which is an innovative research and manufacturing company, located in Giles County, VA, with focus on the design and development of advanced materials and sensor systems. His specific research area is the development of materials and membranes applicable to alternative energy and water purification systems. Harrison says, “I enjoyed learning from renowned experts in the chemistry, engineering and MSE departments through Virginia Tech’s MII. While I have many fond memories, the relationships that started at VT are still cherished today.”