Nicola H. Perry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UIUC and an Affiliate of the Materials Research Laboratory. She received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University (NU) in 2009 and conducted postdoctoral research at NU, MIT, and Kyushu University. From 2014-2017 she served as a World Premier Initiative Assistant Professor in the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research at Kyushu University and as a Research Affiliate at MIT. Her research focuses on tailoring and understanding point defect-mediated properties in electro-chemo-mechanically active oxides and halides across a range of temperature, gas atmosphere, illumination, and electric field conditions relevant to energy storage and conversion. She has co-authored 70 publications/proceedings and given 65 invited or keynote talks. Her awards include a CAREER Award (NSF), Early Career Award (DOE), KAKENHI Awards (JSPS), Award for Encouragement of Research (IUMRS), J. Bruce Wagner, Jr. Award (ECS), Edward C. Henry Award (ACerS), and Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research (UIUC).