Manfred Fiebig is Professor of Multifunctional Ferroic Materials at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His main research topic is the study of systems with strong electronic correlations, which he probes by nonlinear laser-optical techniques. Particular fields of interest are magnetoelectric interactions in systems with multiple ferroic order and ultrafast magnetization processes. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Dortmund, Germany. From 1997 to 1999 he worked in the Department of Applied Physics at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Following another stay at the University of Dortmund from 1999 to 2001, he moved to the Max Born Institute of Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin, in 2002. From 2006 to 2011 he worked as associate and, later, as full professor at the Helmholtz Institute for Radiation and Nuclear Physics of the University of Bonn, Germany, from where he was appointed to a professorship at the ETH.