Dr. Loukas Peristeras is a research scientist in the Molecular Thermodynamics and Modelling of Materials Laboratory (MTMML) at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece. He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1996) and a PhD in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Athens (2003). He has worked as senior research scientist in a scientific software high-tech company (Sienomics SARL) from 2006 to 2014 where he was in charge of the development of various tools integrated in the main software solution of the company. In parallel, he was responsible for the preparation and submission of research proposals for funding. He is the creator of «Amophous Builder», a software for the creation of initial configuration for molecular modeling, integrated in MAPS®commercial software and he has contributed to the development of open source scientific projects (LAMMPS, MCCCS TOWHEE). His main scientific interest is the application of available schemes, their improvement and the development and new approaches for the calculation of material properties by means of molecular and thermodynamic models. Currently he is involved in three EU funded ongoing projects at the MTMML.