Sara Majetich received the A.B. degree in chemistry at Princeton University and the M.S. degree in physical chemistry at Columbia University. Her Ph.D. was in solid state physics from the University of Georgia. She did postdoctoral work at Cornell University. Since 1990 she has been a faculty member, and now full professor, in the Physics Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Her awards include the Ashkin Award for excellence in teaching, the Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Advising Award, and a National Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation. She has three patents and over 100 publications. Her research interests focus on magnetic nanoparticles and nanocomposites and their applications.