Rama Podila has been recognized by the Clemson Young Alumni association with the Roaring 10 Award. Each year, the Clemson Young Alumni Council recognizes ten outstanding individuals for their impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The honor is given to those individuals who exemplify Clemson University’s core values of honesty, integrity, and respect. Rama is earned his Ph.D. from Clemson in 2011 and took a postdoc at the Brody School of Medicine in Greenville, NC. In 2013, Dr. Podila returned to Clemson as a Research Assistant Professor in our department and joined the tenure-track in 2015. His interdisciplinary research stands at the intersection of condensed matter physics and medical biophysics through his work on nano-biomaterials, nanotoxicity, nanobiosensors, and nanomedicine. Dr. Podila is extraordinarily productive with 83 peer-reviewed papers, four book chapters, and three patents to his credit, and this work is having significant impact in the field. His work has already garnered nearly 4000 citations and resulted in an h-index of 38. Please join me in congratulating our colleague for this well-deserved recognition from the Clemson Young Alumni Association.