We are very pleased to announce that Professor Panagiotis Christofides has been selected as the CAST10B Programming Chair for 2012. We had several outstanding nominations of very qualified candidates for which we are very thankful. The high qualifications of the candidates made the selection process difficult. Please join us in congratulating Panagiotis for this important accomplishment. Masoud Soroush: 2009 10B Program Chair John Congalidis: 2010 10B Program Chair Prodromos Daoutidis: 2011 10B Program Chair Short Biography Panagiotis Christofides received the Diploma in Chemical Engineering degree in 1992, from the University of Patras, Greece, the M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics in 1995 and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1996, all from the University of Minnesota. Since July 1996 he has been with the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering. His theoretical research interests include nonlinear and predictive control, and analysis and control of distributed parameter systems, multiscale systems and hybrid systems, with applications to chemical processes, advanced materials processing, particulate processes, and water systems. His research work has resulted in a large number of articles in leading scientific journals and conference proceedings and four books. He has received several awards for his teaching and research work including the Teaching Award from the AIChE Student Chapter of UCLA in 1997, a Research Initiation Grant from the ACS- Petroleum Research Fund in 1998, a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 1998, the Ted Peterson Student Paper Award and the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the Computing and Systems Technology Division of AIChE in 1999 and 2008, respectively, and a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research in 2001. He has also received twice the O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award in 2000 and 2004, and the Donald P. Eckman Award in 2004, all from the American Automatic Control Council. He is an IEEE Fellow.