Bengt Kasemo (born 1942) is Professor of Physics at Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, since 1983. He has published around 425 scientific papers, and is a frequently invited international conference speaker (ca.10 per year). His papers are cited around 14 000 times to date.He is now professor emeritus after heading a research group of 40 people active in Surface Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Biomedical Materials, Catalysis for automotive emission leaning, and Sustainable Energy Technology - solar cells, hydrogen production and storage, fuel cells,..). He is still active in the same group.He is the co-founder of the internationally recognized Competence Center for Catalysis at Chalmers, primarily active in the area of Automotive Catalytic Emission Cleaning. The center is joining academic and industrial research, and has member companies like Volvo AB, Volvo Personal Cars (Ford), Saab AB (GM), Scania AB and Haldor Topsoe A/S.He has new grants to build a program on Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy and Environment at Chalmers, involving e.g. solar cells, hydrogen technology, photocatalysis for environmental cleaning and more.He has been directing/co-ordinating several large national programs on biomaterials and biointerfaces and was coordinator of the EU FP 6 STREP program Nanocues. He is currently involved in 2 EU projects.He serves on the editorial boards of several international scientific journals. He has been serving on several national science policy and research funding boards, including the Swedish Government's Advisory Board for Research.He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA), and has served one period as vice president for the latter. At both academies he is a member of their energy and environment committees, and is currently chairing a joint project between the two academies on communicating energy issues to society including a new book – Aspects on Energy (in Swedish) – and education of middle-high schools teachers in that area.He has received several prices and awards e.g. the Gold Medal Large Size from IVA (2007), the George Winter award from the European Society for Biomaterials (1999) and the Akzo-Nobel Prize from the Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences (2001). He was in 2005 appointed Doctor Technices Honoris Causa at the Danish Technical University, Lyngby.He has about 15 patents and has co-founded four start-up companies of which two, Q-Sense AB (the QCM-D technique) and Insplorion AB (nanopalsmonic sensing), are still active. He has served on the Board of Directors of the listed company Biolin AB, and has previously served on the BoDs for Gyros AB, Quartz Pro AB and Q-Sense AB (chairman). He is currently chairman of the new start up company Insplorion AB He is a member of the American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, American Vacuum Society, and the Biomaterials Society.He is a member of the Millenium Prize committee in Finland. He is on the scientific advisory boards of the Fritz Haber Institute (a Max Planck Institute) in Berlin; Materials Science Department at ETH Zurich; Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale (HFNL) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; CASE center at DTU Copenhagen; Nanotechnology Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain; and the COMP CoE at Helsinki University .During 2006 he was chairing a Norwegian committee to formulate a National Strategy for Nanotechnology in Norway, where energy technology is one of the highest priority areas (published Nov 2006).Since ten years he is Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Volvo Research and Education Foundation, funding world-wide projects on urban transport systems.