Thomas D. Anthopoulos is a Professor of Material Science & Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He joined KAUST in 2017 from Imperial College London (UK) where he held various faculty positions since 2006. His research interests are in the fundamental studies and chemistry of functional materials and their applications in emerging areas of science and technology. In particular, he studies the chemical, optical, electronic and structural properties of new materials grown via innovative paradigms with atomic precision. This involves materials synthesis, characterization via advanced analytical techniques and development of nanostructured devices for energy generation, energy harvesting, biosensors and information & communication technologies of the future.