Prof Sylvie ROUSSET is currently a Senior Scientist (Research Director) at CNRS (National Scientific Research Center) heading the Centre of Competences in Nanosciences in Paris Region CNano IdF in Paris, France. She obtained her PhD in Physics from the University of Paris Diderot after which she did postdoctoral research at IBM Almaden laboratory, USA. Her area of research is in materials and nanosciences. The main technique used in her group is Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Spectroscopy including Spin-Polarized STM. Linking structural and physical properties of nano-objects down to the atomic level is the main motivation in order to functionalize nanomaterials. She has been collaborating with the group of Prof. Shobhana Narasimhan through an Indo-French grant from CEFIPRA. She chaired the International Conference on Nanoscience + Technology, ICN+T 2012, held in Paris, (900 participants). She is an expert for the National Research Agency (ANR) and the European Community (FP7). She belongs to the Council of National Research Agency for Assessment (AERES). From 2007 to 2010, she headed the laboratory MPQ, Materials and Quantum Phenomena, which is a shared laboratory between CNRS and the University of Paris Diderot, UMR 7162.