Smart System Integration, Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland. Bruno Michel has worked to make computers more compact, efficient and powerful using bionic or bioinspired concepts bringing forth major positive impacts on the information and energy industries. Bruno is a leading cross-disciplinary innovator both at the level of scientific breakthroughs as well as at an applied technological level. He is member of the National Academy of Engineering and of IBM’s Academy of Technology. He is IEEE fellow and recipient of IEEE THERMI and HarveyRosten Awards. He has published more than 300 scientific as well as technical papers with more than 22’000 citations (h-index 75). He holds 160 patents and received an IBM patent portfolio award and several outstanding technology achievement awards.