Bert Koopmans is a Full Professor and Group leader of the group Physics of Nanostructures at the Department of Applied Physics of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He obtained his PhD from the University of Groningen in 1993. After a postdoc at the Radboud University Nijmegen, he spent three years as a Humboldt Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid State Physics in Stuttgart. His present research activities are in spintronics, nanomagnetism and ultrafast spin- & magnetization-dynamics. He participates in the TU/e Institute for Integrated Photonics, where he initiates research on integrated magneto-photonics, and is a member of the board of the Dutch NanoLabNL. His research is aimed to contribute to future energy-efficient and versatile information technology.