Mir Wais Hosseini is originally from Afghanistan and moved to Strasbourg in 1972 where he obtained his PhD working with Jean-Marie Lehn. He returned to Strasbourg in the early nineties after spells at Kansas University and the University of California at Berkley and is currently Professor at the Institut Universitaire de France as well as being Professor of Chemistry and director of the Organic Coordination Chemistry Laboratory at the Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France. His main research interests are in the area of molecular architectures in Chemistry, Biology and Physics and range from molecular receptors and catalysts to molecular networks and molecular materials. He is particularly interested in 'molecular tectonics' which is a method of analysing molecular crystals in terms of networks. Professor Hosseini has shown that units known as 'tectons' can be used to generate structurally controlled and predicted molecular networks.