Stylianos Kazantzidis completed his undergraduate studies in Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1999. He received a M.Sc. in Theoretical Astrophysics from Durham University in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Astrophysics from the University of Zürich in 2005. He has been an Institute Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago (2005-2006), an Institute Fellow at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology at Stanford University (2006-2008) and and a Senior Institute Fellow at the Center for Cosmology & Astro-Particle Physics at The Ohio State University (2008-2014). Since 2014 he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. His research interests include computational astrophysics galactic dynamics and hydrodynamics, galaxy formation, dark matter and supermassive black holes. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed scientific papers that have been cited more than 3500 times by other researchers.