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 at ICFO in 2003. He has over 600 publications, including 205 journal papers, 105 invited talks, 18 invited book chapters and reviews, and has edited 2 books. He has chaired 7 international conferences, served on editorial board of leading journals (Optica, Optics Letters, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, IEEE Photonics Journal), various international scientific councils, advisory boards and steering committees of major international conferences, and on evaluation panels of several funding agencies including ERC Advanced Grants. He is a director 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).