Professor Nunzio Motta obtained his Laurea in Physics in 1981 (Università La Sapienza – Roma) and his PhD in Physics in 1986 (Scuola Normale Superiore - Pisa). He is internationally recognized in the field of material science, with over 25 years experience in growth and characterization of nanostructures, mainly acquired in Italy, where he became a leader in surface science and epitaxial growth of semiconductors. He is currently leading research at QUT in solar energy and environmental nanotechnology, developing graphene based supercapacitors, new polymer solar cells and solar powered nano-sensors. Nunzio obtained several visiting positions in various research institutions across Europe, published more than 130 papers in material science and surface physics and led many international research projects in the area of nanotechnology. He is chair of the conference NanoS-E3 since 2007.