Jordi Mompart received his PhD in Physics from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1999 with the PhD Thesis entitled "Lasing without inversion" and under the supervision of Prof. Ramón Corbalán. He has been a visiting researcher at various universities. After a postdoctoral stay at the Leibniz Universität Hannover, where he worked on the use of cold atoms for quantum information purposes, he became associate professor at the UAB. His research interests range from laser physics, conical refraction and quantum optics to cold atoms and quantum information. He is author of more than 90 articles, co-editor of the book “Applied Bohmian mechanics: from nanoscale systems to cosmology”, Pan Stanford Publishing 2012, and holds two patents. He has supervised 5 PhD thesis. Presently, he is the coordinator of the Physics Doctorate program at the UAB, and the UAB coordinator of the Master in Photonics & Europhotonics.