Pietro Asinari received his B.S. and M.S. (summa cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Energetics in 2005 from Politecnico di Torino. In 2005, he won the ENI Award. He is the Director of the Multi-Scale Modeling Laboratory - SMaLL - (www.polito.it/small) and Full Professor of Heat and Mass Transfer. He is member of the operational management board of the European Materials Modelling Council - EMMC - (http:// emmc.info) and operational team manager of the working group on discrete modelling of materials. He is member of the International Scientific Committee of the International Conference for Mesoscopic Methods in Engineering and Science (ICMMES, https://www.icmmes.org) and member of the Editorial Board of the international journal Heliyon (http:// www.heliyon.com/). He is the Principal Investigator of many national projects about materials modelling (including THERMALSKIN and NANOBRIDGE) and Unit Leader of many European projects (including EMMC-CSA, MODCOMP and COMPOSELECTOR). His research interests include heat and mass transfer; transport theory; kinetic modelling; classical molecular dynamics; extended thermodynamics; numerical modelling & HPC. Since 2002, he has (co-) authored over 90 publications about multi-scale modelling in nanotechnology and biotechnology (citations: 1572 and h-index: 25, according to Google Scholar).