Aryan Afzalian was born in Ottignies, Belgium in 1977. He received the Electromechanical Engineer degree and the Ph.D. degree from the UniversitÃ© catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, in 2000, and 2006, respectively. During his Ph.D, he was working on the modeling, optimization and characterization of SOI integrated optical sensors and analog circuits. From 2006 to 2009 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland, where he worked on modeling quantum transport in advanced SOI nanoscale devices. He is currently chargÃ© de recherche FNRS with UCL, Belgium, working on modeling quantum transport in advanced nanoscale devices for electronics and bio-electronics applications. Dr. Afzalian has authored or co-authored over 60 publications in international conferences and Journal. He is the recipient of the 2001 AILV award for his master thesis work on SOI image sensors, and of the 2009 UCC Inventor of the year award for his work on RT-FETs.