Dr. Michael Arkas was born in 1970, in Athens, Greece. He studied Chemistry at the University of Ioannina (1988-92) and obtained his PhD (University of Athens) working in the area of quaternary ammonium liquid crystals under the supervision of Dr. C. M. Paleos in NCSR “Demokritos”. During these years (1992-1997) he has been for two periods a visiting postgraduate student at the “Institut de Physique et de Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg”, CNRS, France. He continued his work as project scientist in the frameworks of research programs funded by European Union and rejoined the Institute of Physical Chemistry of NCSR “Demokritos” in 2007 as special scientific personnel in the Laboratory of “Nanomaterials of organized supramolecular structure”. Dr Arkas has long experience in liquid crystals crystallography and dendritic polymers’ functionalization and applications. More specifically his applied research interests include water purification involving dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers and catalytic pollutant disintegration by metal nanoparticles nucleated into the dendritic cavities. Furthermore, he is involved into composite ceramic nanospheres, hydrogels and xerogels synthesis by biomimetic methods. These hybrid materials with optional incorporation of active ingredients were successfully tested as adsorbents, antimicrobial coatings for orthopedical implants and leathers for examination beds and other medical equipment. He is the co-author of 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals 6 chapters in books and co-inventor of 10 patents. (990 citations, h-index: 16). He is serving as the guest editor of special issues in peer-review journals and reviewer in more than 50 international journals of AIP, ACS, Springer, Elsevier, IOP and IEEE. Besides his other activities he is the deputy responsible of the research centre for the educational activities. In this framework he has developed many scientific games and programs for the school visits to the NCSR “Demokritos” and participated in many science fairs, expositions and summer schools.