Alp Sehirlioglu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, USA. He received his B.S. in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from Middle East Technical University, (Ankara, Turkey), M.S. in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University, (Alfred, NY) and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL). He received NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, Young Alumnus Award from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Case School of Engineering Research Award and Charles F. Lucks Award, by International Thermal Conductivity Conference, Inc., as well as two NASA Special Achievement Team Awards. Alp is a member of the Electronics Division (EDiv) and currently serving as the nominations committee chair. He served five years in officer chain at EDiv (2017-2021). As a chair he organized the first World Outreach Workshop. During his time as an officer, he co-organized the ACerS Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA) conference twice. He has organized several symposia in ACerS sponsored meetings, seven at EMA and three in Materials Science and Technology Meeting over the years. He was one of the founding members and the first co-chair of the Young Professionals Network. Sehirlioglu has been serving as an associate editor at Journal of the American Ceramic Society since 2016. His research is focused on interfaces (including surfaces) both in interfacial control of bulk behavior and in 2D behavior. All of his research topics are united under oxide based functional ceramics. Outside of his research, Alp has been working on the use and study of Mixed Reality (MR) as a new pedagogical tool.