Anthony Rappé, Ph.D., received his B.S. degree from the University of Puget Sound and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He has been at Colorado State University since 1981. Over the years the Rappe group has developed and utilized a range of theoretical methodologies to study catalytic processes with an emphasis on hydrocarbon oxidation, polymerization, and small molecule activation. Solar photoconversion catalysts that incorporate earth abundant metals are of particular current interest.