Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh received his PhD from St Andrews, UK, in 1989. He was a Royal Society Research Fellow from 1993 to 2001, and appointed ICREA Professor in 2003. He has over 580 publications, including 190 journal papers, 105 invited talks, 18 book chapters, invited journal papers 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 Joint Council on Quantum Electronics (USA), International Council on Quantum Electronics, and on advisory board and evaluation panel of several scientific councils and funding agencies. 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, Spain (2004), and Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize, Germany (2010).