Scott G. Sayres, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery at Arizona State University. He obtained a B.S. in Mathematics and Chemistry from Shippensburg University in 2004. He then earned a Ph.D., working with A. W. Castleman Jr. at Penn State, on the strong-field interaction of light and matter, and then worked on attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy as a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley with Stephen Leone. His research interests focus on the development of novel nanostructures with atomical precision and stabilizing light-induced states in quantum materials. Controlling such nonequilibrium physics can make a transformative impact on the realization of next-generation photocatalysts and quantum technologies.