Günter Steinmeyer obtained his Ph.D. in 1995 from the University of Hannover, Germany. After a two-year postdoc stay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he joined the Ultrafast Laser Physics group at ETH Zurich. In 2002, he moved to the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy in Berlin, Germany, where he is head of the department C2, “Solid State Light Sources.” From 2008 to 2013 he was a visiting professor at the Optoelectronics Research Centre in Tampere, Finland. His research focuses on ultrafast nonlinear optics, filamentation, and carrier-envelope phase stabilization. He is a Topical Editor of Optics Letters, and in 2014 he was recognized as an Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society.