Jero R. Maze is an Associate professor and Director of Research and Postgraduate Studies at the Institute of Physics of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is an industrial electrical engineer and earned his PhD in Physics from Harvard University in 2010. Professor Maze researches at the interface between condensed matter and quantum optics. His research includes the study of nano systems where individual degrees of freedom such as the electric or spin charge can be accessed with high level of control to create novel applications in metrology and information storage. His investigation involves both experimental exploration and theoretical studies of nano systems such as trapped molecules in solids and their interaction with the environment with the goal of creating novel sensors for material science and biology and generating single-molecule based optoelectronics devices.