Adam Heller received his M.Sc. (Chemistry and Physics, 1957) and Ph.D. (Chemistry, 1961) from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, where he studied under E. D. Bergmann. Following postdoctoral work at U.C. Berkeley and at Bell Laboratories, he joined GTE Laboratories, where he became Manager of Exploratory Research in the area of lighting products in 1970. In 1975 he returned to ATT Bell Laboratories, heading from 1977 until 1988 the Electronic Materials Research Department. He was appointed to the Ernest Cockrell, Sr. Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in 1988. Dr. Heller received the 1978 Battery Research Award of The Electrochemical Society; the David C. Grahame Physical Electrochemistry Award of The Electrochemical Society in 1987; was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1987; received the Vittorio De Nora Gold Medal of The Electrochemical Society in 1988; an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) by Uppsala University in Sweden in 1991; the Chemistry of Materials Award of the American Chemical Society (1994); and was made Fellow of The Electrochemical Society (1994).