Nikos Konofaos was born in Corfu, Greece in 1965. He received the Physics Degree from the University of Ioannina, Greece, in 1987 and the PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Bradford, UK, in 1993. He is an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. In the past, he has served as assistant professor at the ICS Dept., University of the Aegean, Greece, as adjunct faculty member at the CEI Dept., University of Patras, Greece and as Fulbright Researcher at the ECE Dept., University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests include micro-nano-electronic and optoelectronic circuits and devices, VLSI design at nano-scale and quantum computers. He has published more than 80 technical papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and has contributed to around 100 conference announcements worldwide. He is a member of the technical and organizing committees of major international conferences, and serves as an evaluator for national and international research funding organizations. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fulbright scholar. He enjoys indoor sports, watching football and movies. Apart from Greek, he speaks English, Spanish and German.