Albert Lin is an internationally renowned scientist, innovator, technologist, entrepreneur, and an award winning National Geographic Explorer. He is director of the Center for Human Frontiers at the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego. He received his PhD in materials science and engineering from UC San Diego. His work has been featured in the Washington Post, BBC, NPR, ABC news, TEDx, Wired magazine, Gizmodo, al Jazeera, National Geographic, Newsweek, and the Harvard Business Review. He has founded and directed numerous programs including the UC San Diego National Geographic Engineers for Exploration Program, the Exploration Lab, the Distributed Health Labs, and the international effort known as the Valley of the Khans Project in collaboration with National Geographic. He is the host of numerous National Geographic documentaries, including the popular series Lost Cities with Albert Lin.