Christian Huck currently holds the positon of a full professor at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry and Radiochemistry, CCB-Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine, Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria. He started his academic career just after finishing his PhD studies in 1998 as a postdoc and an assistant professor in the following. At this time also research in the field of NIRS was started. In 2006 he received the habilitation for analytical chemistry and was appointed as an associate professor by then. After neglecting a call to the University of Stuttgart in 2015 he agreed to a call to the University of Innsbruck. In 2015 and 2016 he was a visiting guest professor at Professor Yukihiro Ozaki´s lab at Kwansei-Gakuin University (Sanda, Hyogo, Japan). Today, Christian Huck is responsible for a broad field of analytical technologies including beside near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) also separation and enrichment methods, mass spectrometry (MS) and others. Focusing towards NIRS in his research towards NIRS he has published more than 300 papers and received an h-index of 44 (> 7000 citations). Christian Huck is also the Tomas Hirschfeld Award 2018 winner and is well-known as the editor of NIR News. In his research he focuses on natural compounds including food and medicinal plants, biotechnology (blood and cancer analysis) as well as material analysis.