Ismat Shah (PhD MatSE '86) will be on campus to receive the Sheth International Alumni Award from the University of Illinois. He holds a joint appointment as professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Delaware. His group has been involved in research in materials physics based on thin films and nanostructures for energy and environment applications. He has been involved in collaborative research with universities in Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, France, and Italy. At the seminar, Dr. Shah will talk about his research and career, including his humanitarian work.