Dr. Longtin is the Interim Dean for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stony Brook University. He joined Stony Brook in 1996 after receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1995 from U.C. Berkeley, followed by a one-year postdoc at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. His research interests include energy conservation, innovative energy transfer and storage, water harvesting, and engineering solutions for healthcare. Additional expertise areas include laser materials processing, sensors for harsh environments, and thermal measurement techniques. He is the author of over 190 technical publications and holds 11 issued and pending patents. He has received the NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), an R&D 100 award and two Excellence in Teaching Awards. He is a member of the National Academy of Inventors and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of New York.