Lars Samuelson is the Founder of the interdisciplinary research centre NanoLund, engaging about 300 scientists at Lund University. He is Fellow of the Inst. of Physics, FinstP, and of the American Physical Society (Materials Physics), Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Physics class) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. In 2008 he was appointed “Einstein Professor” by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2013 he was awarded the IUVSTA Prize for Science for the Triennium 2010-2013 and in 2014, the Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Nanoscience and in 2018 the Wilhelm Westrup Prize for fundamental materials science leading to the creation of commercial value. Lars Samuelson is the Founder and Chief Scientist of four start-up companies engaged in commercialization of the nanowire technology, in QuNano AB, GLO AB, Sol Voltaics AB and Hexagem AB. Samuelson is the author of well over 600 articles (h-index 84, Web-of- Science, listed in the top 1% highly cited researchers by Web-of-Science), and has given >300 plenary/invited talks at international conferences and workshops.