Anders Mikkelsen received his PhD degree in Physics from Ã…rhus University in 2001. He then moved to Lund and is now Professor and head of division of Synchrotron Radiation Research as well as vice-director of NanoLund. Anders studies the interplay between function, structure, and growth of nanostructures, from micrometers down to the atomic scale, from seconds to attosecond and moving towards realistic synthesis and device operation environments. The aim is a better fundamental understanding of complex, dynamic condensed matter systems, as well as developing novel materials and devices for next generation computing, energy systems and products improving our lives.