Yera Ussembayev obtained MSc degree in Nanobiophotonics in Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany. During the master project, he researched different plasmonic nanostructures for cancer cell transfection and SERS detection of vitamins in food analytes. In 2014, he joined Bionanoscience department of Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft, the Netherlands, where he conducted extensive studies of biomolecular nanomotors, involved in cell motility and DNA-processing machinery. In 2017, Yera was invited as a PhD candidate in LCP research group, Ghent, Belgium, to explore the elementary charge dynamics of sub-100-nm nanoparticles in aqueous solutions, using TIRF microscopy and optical tweezers. His current projects and research interests include single-nanoparticle electrophoresis and optical trapping, liquid crystal superstructures, light absorption and emission by quantum dots, solar concentrators and QLED technology.