D. J. Frantzeskakis is a Full Professor in the Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His research work focuses on nonlinear waves and solitons, with applications to various physical contexts, including Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), nonlinear optics and photonics, metamaterials, plasmas, water waves, acoustics, and others. His research relies on the analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations and differential-difference equations, by means of various analytical approximations, such as perturbation and asymptotic methods, as well as nonlinear dynamics techniques. A highlight of his research is the fact that many of his theoretical results have initiated a number of important experimental projects (run by several groups in the U.S. and Germany) concerning nonlinear waves, solitons and vortices in BECs and optics. These projects have verified a number of theoretical predictions reported in his papers, while he was a co-author of several works reporting these experimental results. During the time of his academic activity, Professor Frantzeskakis has supervised 7 PhD theses, he has established a large number of international collaborations, has co-organized several international symposia, and has been a guest editor in two international journals. He has also participated in many research projects, in several of which he was the Principal Investigator. He is a referee of more than 40 physics and applied mathematics journals. He is an author or co-author of more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, 3 of which were characterized as “highly cited” ones by Web of Science, 5 invited review papers (including a single-authored one), and 12 book chapters. He has also been a co-editor or a co-author of 4 books, including two volumes published by Springer and a monograph in SIAM. He has also received the “Nikolaos K. Artemiadis Award” on Mathematical Analysis of the Academy of Athens. According to Google Scholar, Professor Frantzeskakis has more than 12,000 citations and h-index equal to 55.