Ichiro Takeuchi is Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Quantum Materials Center at the University of Maryland. He got his PhD in physics at the University of Maryland in 1996. He was a postdoctoral associate at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory prior to Joining the University of Maryland faculty. His main research interests are combinatorial materials science and device materials and physics. Since 2010, Takeuchi has also served as the CTO of Maryland Energy & Sensor Technologies, a start-up dedicated to commercializing thermoelastic cooling. Takeuchi is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the Japan Society of Applied Physics.