Francesca Iacopi is a materials scientist and nanotechnology expert with nearly 20 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry and academia. She is full professor of electronics engineering at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She obtained her MSc in physics from the Università di Roma “La Sapienza,” Italy, in 1996 and her PhD in materials science and electrical engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 2004. Prof. Iacopi is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and holds 8 granted patents. She has received a Gold Award for Graduate Students (Materials Research Society, Boston, USA, 2003), a Future Fellowship (Australian Research Council, 2012), and a Global Innovation Award (Tech Connect World, Washington DC, USA, 2014).