Kurt Geckeler is the Founding Chair of the Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, World Class University (WCU), Gwangju, South Korea. He is also a professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Medical System Engineering at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea, and serves as Vice Director of the Gruenberg Center for Magnetic Nanomaterials (GCMN). He received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the University of Tuebingen, Germany (both degrees: "magna cum laude") and spent sabbatical leaves at Harvard University, University of Montana, Clemson University (USA) and at the University of Montpellier (France). He received a series of awards such as from the "Fonds der Chemischen Industrie", the "Fritz-Ter-Meer Award", the "Science Price of the President of Korea" and the "Outstanding Research Award of GIST". He has published more than 350 research articles and short communications, 15 books, and over 110 patents.