Rabah Boukherroub is a director of research at the CNRS, France, and a group leader at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, Université de Lille 1. His research interests are in the area of synthesis of functional nanomaterials (metal and semiconductor nanoparticles, semiconductor nanowires, graphene, carbon nanodots, etc.), surface chemistry, and photophysics of semiconductor/metal nanostructures with emphasis on biosensors and lab-on-chip applications, drug delivery, and development of new tools for studying molecular dynamics in vivo. He is a co-author of more than 310 research publications and has written 22 book chapters in subjects related to nanotechnology, materials chemistry, and biosensors. He has 9 patents or patents pending.