Professor Diana Huffaker-- currently holds the Welsh Government Ser Cymru Chair in Advanced Materials and Engineering. She is Scientific Director of the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) at Cardiff University. Her appointment as Professor at Cardiff University is held jointly between School of Engineering and School of Physics. She maintains Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles where she directs the Integrated NanoMaterials Laboratory. Professor Huffaker (h-index=54) has co-authored over >300 refereed journal publications with more than 11000 citations and many invited presentations world-wide. Her research interests includes integrated optoelectronic devices, nanostructures, quantum technologies. She is a Fellow of OSA, IEEE and the Humboldt Society along with Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer. She is an active participant in the technical community and in many international societies including IEEE, SPIE, SWE, WISE, MRS, OSA and TMS and involved in local and national community programs.