Heinz-Wilhelm Hübers received the Diplom degree and doctoral degree in physics from University Bonn, Germany, in 1991 and 1994, respectively. From 1991 to 1994, he was with the Max-Planck-Institute for Radioastronomy in Bonn, Germany. In 1994, he joined Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center, DLR) in Berlin, Germany, becoming head of department in 2001. From 2009 to 2014 he has been professor of experimental physics at Technical University Berlin, Germany, and head of the department “Experimental Planetary Physics” at DLR. In 2014, he became director of the Institute of Optical Sensor Systems at DLR and professor at Humboldt-University Berlin. His research interests are in THz physics and spectroscopy, particularly in THz systems for astronomy, planetary research, and security. Professor Hübers has authored or co-authored more than 200 refereed papers and the textbook “Terahertz Techniques”. He has received the Innovation Award on Synchrotron Radiation (2003) and the Lilienthal Award (2007).