Dr. Grotjohn received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1986. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University as a faculty member in 1987. He is currently Professor in the ECE Department where he works on diamond process and device research and development. He served for 9 years as the Department Chairperson and for six years as the R&D Director of the Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies located at MSU. His current research activities include microwave plasma studies for materials processing, diamond deposition reactor design, diamond process R&D for doped and undoped diamond, and diamond device design and development including diodes, transistors, quantum sensors and high energy particle detectors. He has published 70 journal papers and over 250 conference paper. He has also received 14 patents.