Professor David C. Hutchings, FInstP SMIEEE, is a world leading expert on nonlinear optics and optoelectronic integration in semiconductors and was appointed to a personal chair in Optical and Quantum Electronics at the University of Glasgow in 2004. His research interests and experience encompasses nonlinear optics, monolithic and heterogeneous optoelectronic integration, semiconductor theory and modelling, and computational electromagnetics. He obtained the degrees of a first class B.Sc. honors and Ph.D. in Physics from Heriot-Watt University in 1984 and 1988 respectively. Following valuable postdoctoral experience at CREOL, Univ. of Central Florida, he held prestigous fellowships at the University of Glasgow from the Royal Society of Edinburgh & Scottish Office/Executive (1992-1995, 2003) and EPSRC (1995-2000).