C. David Wright is Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Exeter, where he leads the NEST (Nano Engineering, Science and Technology) group. He received his BSc degree from Imperial College London, and his PhD from Manchester. Prior to moving to Exeter, he was a Reader in the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester. He also worked as a Process Engineer for Philips Electronics. His main interests are in the area of chalcogenide and 2D materials photonics and electronics.