Adam Higgins is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University. He received a BS in Bioengineering and a BA in International Studies from Oregon State University in 2002, and a PhD in Bioengineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2008. His PhD research focused on measurement and modeling of cell membrane water transport in adherent cells and the effects of water transport on the kinetics of intracellular ice formation. His current research focuses on mathematical optimization of cell and tissue preservation procedures, and microfluidic processing of cells and biological fluids. Recent research efforts have focused on development of a new mathematical optimization approach to minimize cryoprotectant toxicity during vitrification of cells and tissues. This work was recognized by a Peter L. Steponkus Crystal award to Allyson Fry Davidson for best student oral presentation during the 2011 meeting of the Society for Cryobiology. Dr. Higgins has received research funding from several sources, including an NSF CAREER award. He has been a member of the Society for Cryobiology since 2003. He was a member of the Board of Governors in 2013 and currently serves as treasurer of the Society.