S. H. Anastasiadis is a Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering at the Dept. of Chemistry of the Univ. of Crete and the former Director of the Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH). He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University in 1988. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Center in 1988-1989. He was awarded the John H. Dillon Medal of the American Physical Society (APS) in 1998 and was elected Fellow of APS in 2000. He has been an Editor of the Journal of Polymer Science: Part B: Polymer Physics (5/2006-7/2010). He served as a Consulting Editor of AIChE J. and as a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Macromolecules. He is a Member of the Quality Assurance Committee (01/2009–now) whereas he has served as the Vice Chair of the Committee on Research Integrity and Ethics (07/2018–12/2021) and the Vice Chair of the Technical Council (02/2011–10/2016) of the University of Crete. He has served as the elected President of the European Polymer Federation (EPF) for the years 2018 and 2019 whereas he serves as President of the Hellenic Polymer Society (12/2012-now). He was elected a Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professor at Cornell University for the Academic year 2018-2019. He is a Member of the Evaluation and Accreditation Council of the Hellenic Authority of Higher Education (5/2020-now) and the Vice-Chair of the Sectoral Scientific Council on Engineering Sciences of the National Council of Research, Technology and Innovation (11/2020-now). He was elected Director of IESL-FORTH in 05/2013 and was re-elected in 11/2018; his tenure ended in 02/2023.