Nuno Loureiro obtained a PhD in physics from Imperial College London in 2005, specializing in plasma physics. He subsequently moved to Princeton University as a post-doctoral assistant, and from there to the U.K.’s Culham Centre for Fusion Energy as a Fusion Fellow. He returned to his native Portugal in 2009 to work as a researcher at the Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion of IST Lisbon. Nuno joined MIT in 2016 as Assistant Professor of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering. He was promoted Associate Professor with tenure in 2017, and obtained a secondary appointment with MIT’s Physics Department in the same year. Nuno’s research focuses on theory and simulations of astrophysical and laboratory plasmas. He is the 2015 recipient of the Thomas H. Stix Award for Outstanding Early Career Contributions to Plasma Physics Research of the American Physical Society, and an NSF CAREER awardee.