Garry Rechnitz received his B.S. degree in 1958 from the University of Michigan and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois in 1959 and 1961. Prior to joining the University of Hawaii faculty in 1989, he held the Unidel Chair at the University of Delaware (1978-1989) and served on the faculty of the State University of New York at Buffalo (1966-1977) and the University of Pennsylvania (1961-1966). He has been an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (1966-1972), a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study (1982-1983), and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1980. He received the Van Slyke Award in Clinical Chemistry in 1978 and the American Chemical Society Delaware Section Award in 1983. In 1987-1988, he served as Visiting Professor of Pathology at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Recent lecture awards include the Harold A Iddles Lectureship (1988-1989) and the First Annual Gardinier Lectureship (1989). In 1992 he received the American Chemical Society Award in Electrochemistry. His research interests focus on bioanalytical chemistry with emphasis on biosensors for biomedicine and biotechnology.