Leonhard Grill studied physics at the University of Graz and did his PhD thesis at the Laboratorio TASC in Trieste (Italy) in experimental surface physics on electron scattering in ultrathin metal films (group of Silvio Modesti). He then moved to the research group of Karl-Heinz Rieder at the Free University Berlin where he started to work on molecular manipulation by scanning tunneling microscopy. He finished his habilitation at the FU Berlin in 2009 and moved in the same year with his research group to the Fritz-Haber-Institute of the Max-Planck-Society in Berlin, joining the department of Physical Chemistry of Martin Wolf. He received a “Young Leaders in Science” fellowship from the Schering Foundation (2010-2011) and the “Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology” from the Foresight Institute (2011).  Since 2013 he is full professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Graz. See www.researcherid.com/rid/A-9014-2012 for his publication list.