Dr. Michael Baβler studied physics at the Friedrich-Alexander University, Institute of Applied Physics, Erlangen, Germany, where he received the doctoral degree in 2000 for his work on electrical and optical properties of MOS structures on silicon carbide. Beginning in 2001, he served as project manager and director of sales at Thermosensorik GmbH, Erlangen, Germany, focussing on the development and marketing of industrial applications for state-of the-art infrared camera systems. In 2005, he entered the optofluidic group at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Palo Alto, California, as a principal investigator for the development of Lab-on-a-Chip systems with integrated optical components. He re-joined Thermosensorik GmbH in 2008 serving as director for R&D in charge of moving innovative ideas into industrial solutions. In 2009, he took the position of a scientist in the fluidic and simulation department at IMM, Mainz, Germany, where his focus is once more on the development of various technologies required for Lab-on-a-Chip. Currently, he establishes a new research group in the field of on-chip cytometry based on a Starting Grant received from the European Research Council in 2010.