Gareth H. McKinley FRS is the School of Engineering Professor of Teaching Innovation and former Associate Head and Interim Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. His research interests include extensional rheometry, microfluidic rheometry and non-Newtonian fluid dynamics. He is the author of over 350 technical publications and has won the Publication Award of the Society of Rheology twice (2007; 2022) as well as the 2021 Walters Award from J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics. He was awarded the Bingham Medal of The Society of Rheology in 2013, the Gold Medal from the British Society of Rheology in 2014 and the G.I.Taylor Medal from the Society for Engineering Science (SES) in 2022. In 2019 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and also inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.