Prof. Dr Ir. Nathalie Vermeulen (12-12-1981) is a tenure track professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). She leads the Nonlinear Optics research team within the Brussels Photonics B-PHOT group. Nathalie received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering with majors in photonics in 2004 and obtained her PhD in 2008, both from VUB. In 2013 she acquired a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Nathalie also coordinated a EU-funded Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) ‘Young Explorers’ project and now serves as a principal investigator in a Belgian Excellence of Science (EOS) project. Her current research activities are focused on graphene-based nonlinear optics and integrated diamond photonics.