Rogério de Sousa is a professor of physics at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics at the State University of Campinas, Brazil, and then moved to the University of Maryland, College Park, to pursue a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the departments of chemistry and physics at the University of California, Berkeley, before moving to Canada. At the University of Victoria, he leads a research group that studies equilibrium and excited states of materials and devices with a focus toward applications in spintronics and quantum information. He is a recipient of the UK’s Institute of Physics outstanding reviewer award and was selected as an outstanding referee for the journals of the American Physical Society.