Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh received his PhD from St Andrews University, UK, in 1989. He was a Royal Society Research Fellow from 1993 to 2001, and appointed ICREA Professor in 2003. He has over 500 publications, including 170 journal papers, 80 invited talks, 18 invited journal papers, major book chapters and reviews, and has edited 2 books. He has served as advisory and topical editor of Optics Letters, guest editor of J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, associate editor of IEEE Photonics Journal, associate editor of Optica, on the Joint Council on Quantum Electronics (USA), International Council on Quantum Electronics, Steering Committee of CLEO (USA), and on advisory board of several funding agenceis and scientific councils. He is the founder, president and chief scientist of Radiantis, a Fellow of OSA and SPIE, recipient of the Royal Society Merit Award (1995, 1999), Innova Prize for commercial enterprise (2004) and Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize, Germany (2010).