Luis Liz-Marzán is Ikerbasque Professor and Scientific Director of the Center for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials, CIC biomaGUNE, in San Sebastian (Spain), since September 2012. He graduated in chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela, was postdoc at Utrecht University and Professor at the University of Vigo (1995–2012). He has been Visiting Professor at Tohoku University, University of Michigan, University of Melbourne, University of Hamburg, the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, King Saud University, Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay and Jiangnan University. Liz-Marzán received numerous research awards, including a Humboldt research award, ACS Nano lectureship award, Langmuir lectureship, Rhodia Prize of the European Colloid and Interface Society, Medal of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, Rey Jaime I award, and more recently the Spanish National Award in Chemical Science and Technology. Professor Liz-Marzán has also been awarded 2 ERC Advanced Grants. He is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences, the European Academy of Sciences and Academia Europaea. He is co-author of over 475 publications and 8 patents, and has delivered over 500 invited lectures and seminars. Liz-Marzán has supervised over 30 PhD students and 50 postdocs, many of them currently holding academic positions worldwide. He is currently associate editor of ACS Nano, has been co-editor in chief of ACS Omega and senior editor of Langmuir, and serves in the editorial boards of various other journals, including Science. His major research activity is devoted to understanding the growth mechanisms of metal nanocrystals, to tailor their surface chemistry and thereby directing their self-assembly. He also works on the design of biomedical applications based on the plasmonic properties ofwell-defined metal nanoparticles and nanostructures, including surface enhanced Raman scattering.