Natalie Stingelin(-Stutzmann) is a Senior Lecturer in Organic Functional Materials at the Department of Materials, Imperial College London.She also holds a part-time Senior Researcher position (20%) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Techology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland (since 2003), and she is an External Senior Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (since 2010). Prior to these appointments she conducted research at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, the Philips Research Laboratories, Eindhoven, and as junior staff at Queen Mary University of London. She obtained the degree of Engineer in Materials Science in 1997 from the Eidgenönissische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, and her PhD in 2001, for which she was awarded the ETH Medal. She has published more than 70 papers, 3 granted patents and 4 patent applications. Her current research interests encompass the broad field of organic functional materials, including organic electronics, multifunctional inorganic/organic hybrids, and smart, advanced optical systems based on organic matter. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Materials Chemistry and received a €1.2 Million ERC Starting Independent Researcher Award in 2011 (http://erc.europa.eu/).