José A. Flores-Livas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the Sapienza University of Rome. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Universiy of Lyon 1 and carried out postdoctoral work at the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics and at the University of Basel. He is a Marie Curie fellow and a Lindau alumnus; he was also selected an Emerging Leader by the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. His interests include structure prediction methods, abinitio superconductivity, defects, and magnetic systems. His expertise is in quantum materials design.