Jean-Pierre Leburton is a Gregory Stillman Professor of electrical and computer engineering and a professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Illinois, USA. He is also a professor at the F. Seitz Material Research Laboratory, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and Coordinator Science Laboratory, UIUC. He earned his license in physics and PhD from the University of Liege, Belgium. He has authored or coauthored around 350 research papers in journals of international repute and nearly 50 book chapters, books, and media articles. His research interests include semiconductor devices, nonlinear transport in semiconductors, electronic and optical properties of quantum well heterostructures and superlattices, physical properties of quantum wires and quantum dots, spin effects in quantum dots, simulation of nanostructures, quantum computation and quantum information processing, and DNA electronic recognition.