Dr. Oliver Hemmers received his Ph.D. in physics in 1993 from the Technical University in Berlin, Germany, with specialization in x-ray atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Recent research focuses on developments of biofuels and new materials for hydrogen fuel storage. He currently manages a multiyear, multimillion-dollar biodiesel project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Over the past 10 years, he has been a principal investigator or co-PI on several research projects at UNLV totaling more than $6 million. Hemmers has made approximately 200 presentations at national and international meetings, published approximately 90 research articles, written one book, and holds one patent. He is a member of the American Physical Society and a reviewer for the American Institute of Physics and the Institute of Physics.