Dr. Valanis is a theoretical mechanics researcher, the owner of Endochronics Co., and research professor at the University of Portland, where he has been a faculty member since 1998. Naturally curious and mathematically-inclined, he earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science at Imperial College London before completing his Doctor of Philosophy at Purdue University in 1963. Dr. Valanis began teaching at Iowa State University in 1964, rising to department chair and Dean of Engineering in 1968. He held both roles for the next decade, departing to become a professor and Dean of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati from 1978 until 1986, when he was named president of Endochronics Co. Dr. Valanis hass been extensively published, has been an affiliate of institutions including the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Maxwell Technologies, and is a grantee of the National Science Foundation and the United States Army Research Laboratory, among others. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Academy of Mechanics and looks forward to continuing his physics research in the coming years. Outside his work in academia, Dr. Valanis enjoys writing and has completed a novella.