Paul Kohl received a B.S. degree from Bethany College in 1974 and Ph.D. from The University of Texas, both in Chemistry. After graduation, Dr. Kohl was employed at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ from 1978 to 1989. During that time, he was involved in new chemical processes for silicon and compound semiconductor devices and their packaging. In 1989, he joined the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, where he is currently a Regents' Professor. He is also the Editor of Journal of The Electrochemical Society and past founding editor of Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters.
Dr. Kohl's research interests include new materials and processes for advanced interconnects for integrated circuits, and electrochemical energy devices for energy conversion and storage. Dr. Kohl is the Director of the MARCO Interconnect Focus Center whose goal is to create new technological solutions for interconnect in Giga-scale integrated circuits. He also has extensive programs in micro-fuel cells, for self-powered integrated circuits, and the use of ionic liquids in electrochemical devices.