Gerrit Bauer received his Ph.D. in physics from Technical University Berlin in 1986. He has been a postdoc at the Institute of Solid State Physics of the University of Tokyo and a member of the scientific staff of Philips Research Laboratories. He is presently at the Institute of Materials Research of Tohoku University, Sendai, and the Kavli Institute of NanoScience of Delft University of Technology. He works in theoretical spintronics and magnetoelectronics. In 2008 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society.