Christopher Barner-Kowollik received a PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1999 (Göttingen University). After postdoctoral research with Prof. Tom Davis and academic positions at the Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, he was appointed Full Professor of Polymer Chemistry in 2006 at the same institution. From 2008 to 2017 he held the chair for Macromolecular Chemistry at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and is currently Professor of Materials Science at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) with a joint appointment at the KIT in Germany. His research interests include macromolecular precision design in solution and on surfaces via rapid and lambda-orthogonal light-induced methodologies, advanced functional photoresists, biomimetic materials, the design of hybrid and adaptive polymer materials at the interface of polymer chemistry and (bio)materials science, advanced macromolecular characterization via high resolution hyphenated mass spectrometric techniques and mechanistic investigations into polymerization and photochemical processes. Prof. Barner-Kowollik has delivered over 200 keynote and plenary lectures and received numerous awards for this work, most recently (2016) the Erwin-Schrödinger Award of the Helmholtz Association for his work on 3D printing for biological applications. He is member of several editoral boards and an associate editor of Polymer Chemistry (RSC).