George Palasantzas studied Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece from 1984-1988. He obtained Fulbright fellowship and completed his PhD at Northeastern University in USA in 1994. From 1994-1996 he did military service in Greece, and after PostDoc at TUDelft. From 2001-present works at the University of Groningen, where is currently professor. His current research interests are in Nanoscale roughness, Casimir effect and surface interactions, and Nanoparticle Physics (Energy storage, wetting, solar cells). From 2010-2013 he was the chairman of the ESF Research Network CASIMIR. He is author/co-author of more than 200 research papers, and he teaches Mathematical Physics and Electronics.