Prof. José Kenny is Full Professor of Materials Science and Technology at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Terni branch) of the University of Perugia. He is also the President of the Board of the European Centre for Nanostructured Polymers. Prof. Kenny got his PhD at the University of the South in Argentina and has realized a long academic career at the University of Naples, University of Connecticut, Washington University (Seattle) and the University of Catania. Since 1993 he is at the University of Perugia where he started and coordinated the Laboratory of Materials Science and Technology in Terni. The main areas of research are focused on the processing of polymers, composites and Nano composites for applications in several advanced sectors: aerospace, automotive, biomedicine, food packaging, alternative energy and building. Moreover, in the last period, the research of Prof. Kenny has been mainly devoted to biopolymers (biobased and biodegradable), recycling (circular economy) and environmental impact of polymer based materials. In more than 35 years of academic work, Prof. Kenny has authored more than 675 scientific publications in indexed international journals (Scopus h=93) related to the processing, characterization and applications of polymers, composites and nanocomposites with more than 30.000 citations. Moreover, Prof. Kenny participates to the Editorial Board of several international journals in the polymer field. Prof. Kenny has organized numerous Italian and international scientific conferences including the ECNP Conferences on nanostructured polymers and nanocomposites (Dresden, Germany, 2005, Lyon, France, 2006; Corfu, Greece, 2007; Rome, Italy, 2008; Paris, France, 2009; Madrid, Spain, 2010; Prague, Czech Republic, 2012; Dresden, Germany, 2014; Rome, Italy, 2016; San Sebastian, Spain, 3-5 October 2018; Lodz, Poland, 2022) and the BIOPOL Conferences on biobased and biodegradable polymers (Alicante, Spain, 2007 and 2009; Strasbourg, France, 2011; Rome, Italy, 2013; San Sebastian, Spain, 2015; Mons, Belgium, 2017; Stockholm, Sweden, 2019; Alicante, Spain, 2023). Prof. Kenny has been President of the European Society for Advanced Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) in 2001-2002 and has received the SAMPE Fellow Award in 2011 and the RAICES Award in 2012 granted by the Argentinean Ministry of Science and Technology. During the period 2015-2021, Prof. Kenny was appointed scientific attaché at the Italian Embassy in Argentina.