George T. Robillard (1943) is an American citizen who has been working in the Netherlands since 1974. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle, then spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow and later, research associate at Princeton University and Bell Laboratories before joining the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Groningen. His research interests include the structure and function of membrane transport proteins and the design and use of bio-macromolecules in nanosystems. He has served as chairman of the Department of Chemistry and director of the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute. In 1999 he founded Biomade Technology Foundation, a research institute and, in 2000, co-founded Applied NanoSystems B.V., a Dutch Limited company. These organizations focus on nanotechnology research and commercialization, respectively. Honors include election to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.