Hywel Morgan is Professor of Bioelectronics at the University of Southampton, and a Royal Society Industry Fellow with Sharp Labs Europe. He obtained both his first degree and his PhD at the University of Wales, Bangor, in 1981 and 1985 respectively. He was appointed to a lectureship at the University of Glasgow in 1993, where he established a research programme in AC electrokinetics. He was appointed professor at Glasgow in 2001, and in 2003 moved to Southampton. He manages a large research group developing micro-technologies for bio-medical analytical sciences. He has published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals and a similar number in refereed conference proceedings. He regularly gives invited lectures and has served on the editorial board of Lab on Chip; currently he is on the board of Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. He has written many book chapters and co-authored a text-book on AC electrokinetics. He is deputy director of the Southampton Institute for Life Science, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.