Prof Dr Hans-Peter Herzig from EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland. Hans-Peter Herzig received his diploma in physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland, in 1978. From 1978 to 1982 he was a scientist with the Optics Development Department of Kern in Aarau, Switzerland, working in lens design and optical testing. In 1983, he became a graduate research assistant with the Applied Optics Group at the Institute of Microtechnology of the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, working in the field of holographic optical elements, especially scanning elements. In 1987, he received his PhD degree in optics. From 1989 until 2001 he was head of the micro-optics research group at the University of Neuchâtel. Since 2002 he has been a professor of applied optics. His current research interests include refractive and diffractive micro-optics, nano-scale optics and optical MEMS. Dr. Herzig is member of OSA, IEEE/LEOS, board member of the EOS and secretary of the Swiss Society of Optics and Microscopy. He is a senior editor of the Journal of Microlithography, Microfabrication, and Microsystems (JM3) and a member of the editorial board of Optical Review. He served as Chairman for conferences of the IEE, IEEE/LEOS, OSA and SPIE.