Eric Loth is the Rolls Royce Professor and Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia. He is a Fellow of ASME, AIAA, and was named a Yip Visiting Fellow of the Magdalene College at Cambridge University (U.K.). Loth’s current research focuses on extreme-scale wind turbines, energy-storage systems, multiphase flow, super-hydrophobicity, and advanced aerodynamics, and hypersonic flow. With his students, he has authored over 180 journal papers, 6 patents, and has led more than $16M in research funding in his career. Dr. Loth has given invited talks at several universities (including Harvard, MIT, Oxford, Penn, Princeton), several national labs (including NETL, NREL, NRL, SNL), and the several conference and events (including ARPA-E Congressional Showcase, MIT A+B, World Energy Storage Conference). He was the panel chair for NAE Energy Research at IMECE and for NAE Aerospace Research at AIAA Sci Tech. His research has been covered by several media outlets (including American Scientist, CNBC, Daily Mail, LA Times, MIT Technology Review, Popular Science, and USA Today).