Roberto Morandotti received a M.Sc. in physics from the University of Genova, Italy, in 1993 and a Ph.D. in electronic engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1999, where his research activity focused on the study of the linear and nonlinear properties of optical discrete systems. In June 2003, he joined INRS-EMT at the University of Quebec, Montréal, Canada, where he has been a full professor since 2008. His research interests mainly deal with the linear and nonlinear properties of periodic structures, both in III-V semiconductors and silica, as well as with optics at unusual wavelengths, including THz. Morandotti is the author and coauthor of more than 500 papers in scientific journals and conferences, and has given some 100 invited and keynote talks in various international conferences. He is currently serving as a subcommittee chair/technical committee member for several OSA, LEOS, and SPIE meetings. He is an E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellow 2011, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Fellow of the SPIE, a Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Full Member of Sigma Xi.