Jens Biegert received his PhD from the TU Munich in 2001, and headed research on ultrafast pulse generation and strong field physics at ETH Zurich from 2001 until 2006. In 2007 he was appointed ICREA Research Professor and established the Attoscience and Ultrafast Optics group at ICFO. He has over 130 journal publications, authored 7 book chapters (2 chapters are published in encyclopedias), given over 100 invited talks and edited one book. He has served on several conference and editorial panels and became Associate Editor or AIP Photonics in 2015. He is fellow of the German National Academic Foundation, was recipient of a Marie Curie Fellowship in 2001, the OSA Allen Price in 2004, was named Research Assistant Professor in the USA in 2001, Research Professor in 2012 and was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America OSA in 2015.