Dr. Marco Curreli is a scientist, educator, and social entrepreneur. In 2012, Dr. Curreli consolidated his passions for nanoscience and teaching to become the Founder and Executive Director of Omni Nano, an organization that educates students about the cutting-edge science of nanotechnology. His innovative work in STEM education has been recognized and endorsed by the community. In 2014 and 2015, Omni Nano was a finalist for the Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award – dubbed the “Oscars of Innovation” – and in 2015, Dr. Curreli was nominated for the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Omni Nano is listed on the Federal Government' National Nanotechnology Initiative website (nano.gov) as resource for teachers. Dr. Curreli earned his B.S. in Chemistry at Cal State LA and holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from USC, where he focused the entirety of his graduate work on nanotechnology.