Nick is Professor of Chemical Physics at Imperial College, London. His group conducts theoretical and experimental research in the general area of nanomaterials with particular interest in their interaction with biomaterials and bionanotechnology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Nanotechnology, Editor-in-Chief of the international Journals, Molecular Simulation, and the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. He has published over 130 papers in refereed journals, He received the 1998 Royal Society of Chemistry Medal for Thermodynamics and was Royal Society / Kan Tong Po Professor at the University of Hong Kong for 2003/2004. He was awarded the 2006 NSTI Fellow Award for Outstanding Contributions in Advancing Nanotechnology. His career has included leadership positions in both academia and industry. For example he was Principal Research Associate at BP until 1992. Most recently he was Vice President and Principal, University College Dublin (2006-2011) where amongst other initiatives he created ACAM, the Atlantic centre for Atomistic modelling (a node of CECAM) and the nanobio/nanomedicine theme.