Dr Kahrizi completed his PhD in the field of applied solid-state physics, in 1985. Currently, he is a professor and a director of the Micro Devices and Micro-fabrications in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Dr Kahrizi’s research and teaching covers a wide spectrum in the fields of Material Sciences, Solid State Devices and Nano-science, which has resulted in numerous high quality journal and conference articles related to material sciences and fundamental issues concerning micro- and nano- structures. He is the Chair of IEEE, EDS, Montreal chapter and a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario. Dr Kahrizi is also a member of the Center for Applied Research on Polymers and Composite, as well as a member of Center for Biorecognition and Biosensors.