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Thomas Mueller received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from TU Vienna in 2001 and 2004, respectively. He then joined the IBM Watson Research Center, USA, as a Postdoc, working on carbon-based optoelectronics. In 2009 he returned to TU Vienna as Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering. He was appointed Associate Professor in 2017 and Professor in 2022. His research focuses on (opto-)electronic devices based on two-dimensional materials as well as smart photonic sensing devices. He has (co-)authored more than 110 peer-reviewed publications in leading scientific journals. Selected awards include the START-Prize, the Fritz Kohlrausch-Prize, and the ASciNA Award.