Renato Zenobi, Ph.D., is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the Organic Chemistry Laboratory at ETH Zurich. His research areas include laser-based analytical chemistry, electrospray and laser-assisted mass spectrometry, ambient mass spectrometry, and near-field optical microscopy and spectroscopy. He has made important contributions to the understanding of the ion formation mechanism in matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry, and to ambient ionization methods. He is well known for the development of analytical tools at nanoscale level, in particular TERS (tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy), a spectroscopic methodology with ≈ 10 nm spatial resolution. Dr. Zenobi has received many awards for his work, including the Ruzicka Prize (1993), the Redwood Lectureship from the Royal Society of Chemistry (2005), the Michael Widmer Award (2006), the Thomson Medal (International Mass Spectrometry Foundation, 2014), the RUSNANO prize (2014), and the Fresenius Prize (German Chemical Society, 2015). He received honorary Professorships at East China Institute of Technology (2007), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Changchun), at Hunan University, and at Changchun University of Chinese Medicine (2010).