Arnd Scheel is a full professor at University of Minnesota since 2004. He obtained his Ph.D. from Freie Universität (FU) Berlin in 1994 under the supervision of Bernold Fiedler. After getting his Habilitation from FU Berlin in 2001, he joint the School of Mathematics of University of Minnesota as an Associate Professor. He won the SIAM J.D. Crawford Prize in 2009, received a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation in 2016 and that same year was named a SIAM Fellow. From 2013 to 2018, he was the Editor in Chief of the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis. His research interests are concerned with patterns and waves in spatially extended dynamical systems. His results include existence, stability, and bifurcation results for coherent structures such as wave trains, invasion fronts, pattern forming fronts, defects in oscillatory media, spiral waves, or defects in striped phases such as grain boundaries and dislocations.