Tim Mewes received his undergraduate degree in physics in 1999 from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the same University in 2002. He subsequently was a postdoctoral researcher at Ohio State University. He joined the University of Alabama in 2005, where he now works as a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Prof. Tim Mewes has published over 70 articles in peer reviewed journals on topics including epitaxial growth of magnetic thin films, exchange bias, influence of ion irradiation on magnetic properties, magnetic resonance force microscopy, broadband ferromagnetic resonance, magnetization dynamics, damping, and micromagnetics. During his undergraduate and graduate studies Tim Mewes was a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. In 2010 Prof. Mewes received a National Science Foundation CAREER award for the investigation of the magnetization dynamics and damping in magnetic nanostructures. In 2011 he became a Visiting Fellow of the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology at the National Institute for Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, and in 2014 he received the IBM Faculty Award. Dr. Mewes currently chairs the Alabama chapter of the IEEE Magnetics Society. He chaired the 2016 IEEE International Conference of Microwave Magnetics in Tuscaloosa and has been active on program committees of several other international magnetism conferences. He is also a member of the American Physical Society.