Andrea Hodge holds the Arthur B. Freeman Professorship of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. She received her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from Northwestern University. Prof. Hodge served as the Vice Provost for undergraduate programs at USC from July 2016 to June 2020 and is currently the Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. Her research focus is on the synthesis of engineered metallic microstructures with nanoscale precision, which allows for tailored properties and/or functionality. Dr. Hodge is the recipient several prestigious research awards including: NSF CAREER Award, ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award and DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA).