Dr Jones Alami is a Professor in surface and nano-technology, the holder of the sustainable energy chair, ENSUS, and the head of the Materials Science, Energy and Nanoengineering (MSN) Department at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), since December 2016. He has a Doctorate in plasma physics (2003) and a PhD in thin film physics (2005) from the University of Linkoping in Sweden. After a year and a half as a Post doc at Aachen University in Germany, he joined industry as a Research Manager and an Innovation Manager at large German and Swiss system manufacturers, respectively. I 2011 he founded and managed a surface and nanotechnology R&D company. During this time, he also occupied the position of Adjunct Professor at the prestigious Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Science. Dr. Alami has more than 70 peer-reviewed publications with over 3700 citations and an H-index of 25. He has over 20 patents and patent applications to his name and is often invited to give keynotes at international venues.