Today we're launching a new post series: personal Graphene interviews. Each one will feature an industry professional - we hope this is going to be a fun opportunity to get to know the people behind Graphene a bit better. If you wish to be featured, contact us here. This first post will be about our very own Ron Mertens, just to get the ball rolling.

Ron Mertens, Graphene-Info's editor-in-chief

What was the last book you read? Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. A (long) tale of an Australian outlaw that escaped to India.

And the last movie you saw? The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. It's good that this trilogy is finally over...

Tell us a couple of things you have on your desk at work: Heart shaped Cactus, pop tarts, hat, two soup recipes and a cardboard flower from my daughter.

What’s your favorite food? Any Vegetarian Indian dish will do, my personal favorite is Palak Paneer (but with Tofu)

What was your latest travel destination? Cyprus, with my two daughers and extended family in August.

What was the last music CD you listened to? Lose Big by Eef Barzelay, beautiful alt-country american folk.

What is the object you'd most like to 3D print? A frying pan. Don't ask...

Who would you most like to sit next to on a long flight? (dead or alive): Mahatma Gandhi, Che Guevara and my grandfather whom I never met.

Q: What are you most excited about regarding graphene in the future? Graphene's potential to help us make a greener and safer world - with cleaner cars, efficient solar cells and other energy-related solutions.