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 206 journal papers, 105 invited talks, 18 invited book chapters, reviews, invited journal papers, and edited 2 books. He has served as 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 expert evaluation panel of several scientific councils, including ERC Advanced Grants. He is the founder and chief scientist of Radiantis, Fellow of OSA and SPIE, recipient of the Royal Society Merit Award, UK (1995, 1999), Innova Prize, Spain (2004), and Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize, Germany (2010).