Aditi Risbud, Director of Marketing and Communications at the University of California, Davis, College of Engineering, is a communications professional with research, teaching and public relations expertise in sciences and engineering and a particular interest in emerging fields at the frontiers of science. She focuses on communicating the implications of technological breakthroughs to a broad audience, including the media, policymakers and the general public. She received a B.S. in materials science and engineering from the University of California, Davis, and a Ph.D. in materials from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She also holds a certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.