He received his B.S. and M.S. (magna cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering and his Ph.D. in Energetics. He is Full Professor of Heat and Mass Transfer and a member of the PhD Board in Energetics. Since 2002, he has (co-)authored over 90 publications in international journals. He is member of the Board of the European Materials Modeling Council (https://emmc.info/
) and of the Advisory Board of OpenKIM (https://openkim.org/
). He won the ENI Award. Research fields: Solar Energy, Sustainable Water, Heat and Mass Transfer, Mesoscopic Modelling, Molecular Dynamics.