Christian Grillet received his Ph. D. degree in photonic integrated devices from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, in 2003. He joined the CUDOS group (a six Australian university consortium) at the University of Sydney in 2004. He was in charge of the “All-Optical Switch” CUDOS flagship project coordinating the research activities within the centre and with international collaborators. He joined CNRS in 2012 to lead the emerging field of “integrated nonlinear Mid-IR photonics”. His primary interests are nonlinear optics, integrated optics, silicon photonics, nanophotonics, mid-infrared and slow light. He is in charge in Lyon of the LIA ALPhFA (Associated laboratory for Photonics between France and Australia).