A.E. Karantzalis (Dipl. Metallurgy NTUA, MSc, PhD University of Nottingham UK) is Assistant Professor of Metallurgy at the Materials Science and Engineering Department of the University of Ioannina. His research interests are focused on synthesis and characterization of advanced metallic materials (high entropy alloys, metal matrix composites, intermetallic and intermetallic matrix composites, coatings). A.E.K has a 2-year industrial experience. He is the co-author of more that 50 articles in scientific journals, 1 World Patent, more than 20 articles in international conference proceedings, more than 50 articles in national conference proceedings, 5 industrial and sectorial reports. He is reviewer of scientific papers for 10 journals. He has co-supervised (and currently supervises) more than 50 Diploma Theses.