Sotirios Baskoutas obtained his Ph.D. from the Physics Department of the University of Patras, Greece. He joined the Materials Science Department of the University of Patras in 2001, where he is currently Professor (Full). Dr. Baskoutas has visited and worked in several Universities and Research Institutes outside Greece, such as the Department of Physics, Universita di Roma La Sapienza (Italy), Department of Physics Fundamental y Experimental, University of Laguna, Tenerife (Spain), Free University of Brussels (Belgium), Research Institute of Solid State Physics and Optics, Budapest (Hungary), Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa (Canada), Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching, Munich (Germany), INT Institute for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe (Germany), Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart (Germany) and Department of Chemistry, University of Hamburg (Germany). His research interests are focused mainly in theoretical but also experimental studies in semiconductor nanostructures, with emphasis to their electronic and optical properties. Dr. Baskoutas has authored over 140 research articles in peer reviewed journals in the field of condensed matter physics and materials science with more than 3700 citations. He serves as an Editor in Chief of Journal of Advanced Physics , editorial board member of several scientific journals and he has been a member of 30 International and Greek research projects .