He is currently the Boeing-Roundhill Professor of Chemical Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. He has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (2010), a Member of the Washington State Academy ofSciences (2011), a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2012) and a 2012 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow (2012). He received a National Science Foundation CAREER award (2001), the UW Technology Gap Innovation Fund Award (2006) and the UW College of Engineering Community of Innovators Award for Research Innovation (2012). He serves as a senior editor for Langmuir. He is the founder of Zwitter Technology. His current research focuses on the molecular understanding, design and development of zwitterionic functional materials from molecular principles to product development.