Jesús A. del Alamo is the Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He obtained a Telecommunications Engineer degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. From 1985 to 1988 he was with NTT LSI Laboratories in Atsugi (Japan) and since 1988 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of MIT where he currently is the Donner Professor. His current research interests are centered on nanoelectronics based on compound semiconductors for future logic, communications and power management applications. Prof. del Alamo was an NSF Presidential Young Investigator. He is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the IEEE and the APS. He has received the Intel Outstanding Researcher Award, the SRC Technical Excellence Award, and the IEEE EDS Education Award.