Carsten Rockstuhl received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, in 2004. His work there focused on investigating light fields around micro- and nano-optical structures. After a PostDoc period at AIST in Tsukuba, Japan, he has been since 2005 with the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany, first as a research assistant and later as a Junior Professor. In 2013 he was appointed full professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. There, he is heading groups at the Institute of Theoretical Solid State Physics and the Institute of Nanotechnology. He works on many aspects in the context of theoretical and computational nano-optics such as nanostructured photonic materials, plasmonics, scattering theory, integrated photonics, quantum optics, and nonlinear photonics. Carsten Rockstuhl is a fellow of Optica. He serves the community as an editor with multiple journals, e.g., currently as Deputy Editor with Optics Letters. Moreover, he is the coordinate of the EUPROMETA, a doctoral school on Metamaterials, and is the organizer or co-organizer of various conferences. He is a member of the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics, where he currently acts as the dean of study, and the Max Planck School of Photonics.