Pete Kollbaum, OD, PhD, FAAO, is an associate professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Director of the Borish Center for Ophthalmic Research at the Indiana University (IU) School of Optometry. After receiving his OD degree, Dr. Kollbaum worked in private multidisplinary practice in Iowa prior to returning to IU where he received a Masters degree in Clinical Research and a PhD in Vision Science. Following receiving his research training he accepted a faculty position at IU, where he teaches didactically and clinically in the areas of contact lenses and optics. Dr. Kollbaum holds membership in several optometric organizations including the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), ARVO, AOCLE, IACLE, ISCLR, and BCLA. Within the AAO, in additon to being on the Board of Directors of the AOF, he is also on the AAO Board of Dreictors. He has previously served as AOF Secretary-Treasurer. He has also served the AAO as a moderator, recruitment volunteer, and reviewer and associate topical editor for OVS. His areas of research interest encompass contact lens optics, contact lens fitting and design; presbyopia, keratoconus, surgical optics, corneal topography, and predictive modeling. He has been fortunate to receive funding through the NEI and industry partners to support his research initiatives. Dr. Kollbaum has received several awards including the Ircin M. Borish Outstanding Researcher Award from the AAO, and as a graduate student was a three-time recipient of a WIlliam C. Ezell Fellowship provided by the AAOF.