Dr. Dimitrakopoulos is an Associate professor, director of the BioFluid Dynamics Laboratory in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Universityof Maryland. Dr. Dimitrakopoulos received his Diploma degree in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering (with option incomputational science and engineering) from the University of Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He completed his postdoctoral study in the Department of Chemical Engineering at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Dr. Dimitrakopoulos research intrests involves the dynamics of droplets,capsules and erythrocytes in microfluidics, the microcirculation andporous media, hemodynamics and hemopathology in the microcirculation, thedynamics of synthetic and biological polymers as well as the development of novel computational methodologies for the accurate and efficientstudy of these physical systems. Dimitrakopoulos' research has resulted in publications in the Journalof Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Chemical Physics, Physical Review E, Physical Review Letters,Soft Matter and the Biophysical Journal. His group's work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the ACS Petroleum Research Fund,and Supercomputing Facilities from the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) which is supported by the National Science Foundation.