Dr. Eric McFarland is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara. He is also President and CEO of GRT Inc. From 1996-1998, he was a founding Director of Symyx Technologies (SMMX) where he helped lead a team of scientists and engineers in the development of combinatorial chemistry methods for materials science, which resulted in the development of a number of technologies spanning the entire chemical industry. He has published over 100 scientific papers and holds 24 U.S. patents. Dr. McFarland holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.