Humberto Terrones is Rayleigh Endowed Chair Professor in Physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in USA. After obtaining his PhD at Birkbeck College, University of London, he held a postdoctoral position in the department of chemistry, University of Cambridge (UK). He returned to Mexico to the Institute of Physics, UNAM, where he spent 8 years as a researcher. He moved to San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to start a new institute with the main idea of working in multidisciplinary research and to decentralize science outside of Mexico City. In 2000 he received the Mexican Academy of Sciences Prize in Exact Sciences and the UNAM Prize for Young Scientists in Exact Sciences. In 2004 he was awarded the El Potosi Prize from IPICyT. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He has been invited professor in UCL (Belgium), UFC (Brazil), Penn State (USA), Shinshu (Japan) and ORNL (USA). He has contributed to the theory and experiment of 2-D materials, such as graphene and TMDs.