Evan Reed received a B.S. in Applied Physics from Caltech (1998) and PhD. in Physics from MIT (2003) for work on shock compression and anomalous Doppler effects in photonic crystals, and multi-scale molecular dynamics methods for shock compression. In 2004, he was an E. O. Lawrence Fellow and staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory working on atomistic simulations of chemistry and kinetics of detonating energetic materials. Since 2010, he has been Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University.