Ermin Malic graduated in physics from Technische Universität Berlin in Germany. While working on his PhD, he was visiting researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at the University of Modena in Italy. During his studies, he was a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation and the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation. He received prestigious awards for his scientific research including the Karl-Scheel, the DAAD, and the Chorafas prize. After postdoctoral stays in Barcelona and San Sebastian, he is now Assistant Professor at the Department for Applied Physics at the Chalmers University of Technology. Ermin Malic works in the field of microscopic modelling of many-particle phenomena in low-dimensional carbon nanostructures. His research aims at providing a microscopic understanding of elementary processes in graphene and other atomically thin van der Waals materials that might pave the way towards novel flexible and transparent optoelectronics devices. Applying the density matrix formalism, he in particular works on revealing the optical finger print of different nanomaterials and on shedding light on the ultrafast dynamics of electrons, phonons, and photons.