Simas Rackauskas defended his PhD in Physics at Aalto University, Finland in 2011. He was a Marie Curie Fellow in University of Turin (Italy). He also held post-doctoral positions in Aalto University (Finland) and State University of Campinas (Brazil). He had fellowships in Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland), Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Nagoya (Japan). His research interests are mainly focused on non-catalytic growth of metal oxide nanowires, application in sensing, carbon nanomaterials and flexible electronics.