Dr L.C.P.M. (Louis) de Smet received the M.Sc. degree in Molecular Sciences (2001) and the Ph.D. degree in the field of organic monolayers (2006) from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher on plasma polymers with Ian Wark Research Institute at the University of South Australia. In 2007, he was appointed as an assistant professor with the Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research interests include the preparation and characterization of functional organic monolayers and polymer films and their application to the surface of membranes and different sensor platforms, including nanowire-based sensors and interdigitated electrodes. For more information, visit http://www.louisdesmet.com.