Shan Jiang received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Zhejiang Univeristy and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He subsequently became a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working on drug delivery and biomedication. His research has focused mainly on the synthesis and self-assembly of Janus colloidal particles but he also has experience in computer simulation, Raman spectroscopy and surface forces apparatus. He has published more than 10 peer-reviewed papers and has filed one US patent. He also won the 2008 Racheff-Intel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research. Steve Granick received his B.A. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the faculty of the University of Illinois following postdoctoral research at the CollÃ¨ge de France and the University of Minnesota. Dr Granick is currently Founder Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, as well as Professor of Chemistry, Physics, and Biophysics. Honors include the 2009 Polymer Physics Prize, Paris-Sciences Medal, Chair of the APS Polymer Physics Division, member of the editorial board of numerous journals, and Guest Professor at Peking University, Zhejiang University, and the University of Science and Technology of China. He is member of the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, and Biophysical Society. With more than 200 refereed publications to his name, he has long-standing research interests in tribology as well as in the dynamics of polymers, complex fluids, colloids, and phospholipid membranes. His recent work on Janus particles and phospholipids has been very highly cited with one article being cited over 500 times.