Prof. Dr. J.I. Velasco (Valladolid, 1967) is a Full University Professor in Dpt of Material Science and Metallurgy, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain). He has supervised 8 PhD Theses and more than 50 Master and Degree Theses. He has been the principal researcher in 6 competitive funded projects of the Spanish R+D Programs, related to the influence of both the composition and processing of polymer (nano)composites and foams on their microstructure and properties, with emphasis in the thermo-mechanical properties, structural integrity and fire behaviour. At present, he is working on the preparation routes and characterization of novel multifunctional cellular nanocomposites. He has co-authored 100 SCI research journal papers (h = 23; 1800 citations), 12 book chapters and 4 patents. He is in charge of the Extrusion and Compounding Division of Catalan Centre of Plastics (CCP) in Terrassa (Spain), where he leads different projects with industrial partners. He has organized more than 30 Courses and Seminars about Plastics and Composites.