Luis M. Liz-Marzán is a PhD from the University of Santiago de Compostela (1992) and has been postdoc at the van 't Hoff Laboratory (Utrecht University) and more recently visiting professor at Tohoku University, University of Michigan, University of Melbourne and University of Hamburg, as well as the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. After holding a chair in Physical Chemistry at the University of Vigo, he is currently Ikerbasque Research Professor and Scientific Director of the Basque Centre of Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), in San Sebastián. He serves as a Senior Editor of the ACS journal of Colloids and Surfaces, Langmuir, since 2009 and is editorial advisory board member of several chemistry, nanotechnology and materials science journals. Liz-Marzán has been President of the Division of Colloids and Interfaces of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (2009-2013). He is co-author of about 300 publications and 5 patents and has received several national and international research awards, including an ERC Advanced Grant (2011-2016). His current interests include nanoparticle synthesis and assembly, nanoplasmonics, and development of nanoparticle-based sensing and diagnostic tools.