Romain Quidant received his PhD in Physics in 2002 from the University of Dijon (France). In 2006, he was appointed junior Professor and group leader of the Plasmon NanoOptics group at ICFO. In 2009, he became tenure Professor both at ICFO and ICREA. His research trajectory has been acknowledged by several national and international prizes among which the Fresnel prize from the European Physics Society (2009), the prizes of the City of Barcelona (2010) and the Fundació Príncep de Girona (2010), the 2012 ICO prize from the International Commission for Optics as well as the 2014 national prize for research (category young talent). In 2010 he received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) as well as two Proof-of-Concept ERC grants, in 2011 and 2015. In 2015, he was awarded a Consolidator ERC grant. Quidant is co-author of about 125 articles in international journals and delivered more than 100 invited talks at international conferences.