Chad received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Columbia University (New York, USA) in 2010. While on a Fulbright Fellowship in 2007-2008, he was a guest researcher at Thales Research & Technology in Paris, France. In 2011 he joined the CUDOS group at the University of Sydney as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2012 he was awarded a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) for three-years (2012-2014). He is currently an Alexei Abrikosov Fellow at the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory. His current research focuses on nanophotonics, photonic crystals, and chip-scale nonlinear wave propagation.