Jerzy (Jerry) Bernholc is Drexel Professor of Physics at North Carolina State University (NCSU). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Lund, Sweden, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at IBM Watson Center, and a Senior Physicist at Exxon Research. His current research focuses on nanoscale science and technology, quantum materials and devices, exascale algorithms and software, and energy storage mechanisms. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Materials Research Society, and a recipient of IBM’s Outstanding Innovation Award, NCSU Alumni's Outstanding Research Award, and the National Science Foundation's Creativity Award. He served as the Chair of the Division of Computational Physics of the APS in 2003. In 2011 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the APS.