Born in Africa and raised in South America Dr. Mark Ruemmeli received his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of North London. Currently, Dr. Ruemmeli conducts his research at the TU Dresden and the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden. His research interests include (i) the synthesis of one-dimensional nanomaterials and nanostructures such as CNT, SiC, BN nanotubes, nanorods, nanowires; (ii) the characterization of the properties of these materials using techniques such as EELS, TEM, SEM, AFM, XPS, Raman, etc. and, (iii) R&D on the applicability of these materials to future technology. Some of his personal interests include hiking, sailing, snorkeling, skiing and photography.