John Dutcher is a Professor of Physics and the Canada Research Chair in Soft Matter Physics at the University of Guelph. He received his B.Sc. in Engineering Physics at Dalhousie University, his M.Sc. in Physics from the University of British Columbia, and he completed his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics at Simon Fraser University in 1989. After spending almost two years as a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Optical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona, he began a faculty position at the University of Guelph in 1990. At Guelph, he has served as the Director of the Centre for Food and Soft Materials Science since 1990, and as the Director of the Nanoscience Program since 2010. He received the Premier’s Research Excellence Award in 2000, was named the Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Soft Matter Physics in 2006, and was elected to be a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2007. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards for Soft Matter, Journal of Polymer Science: Polymer Physics, and Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.