Prof. Julio San Román (male) is full research professor of the National Research Council of Spain CSIC, and active member of the CIBER-BBN, specialised in the design, preparation and application of biofunctionalized polymers for biomedical applications, including polymeric systems for drug delivery, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. (http://www.ictp.csic.es/npb/biomat/). He is associated professor of the University of the Basque country, invited professor of the University of Havana (Cuba) and member of the cathedra UNESCO of Biomaterials at the University of Havana. His scientific activity is focused on the design, preparation and application of polymeric systems from natural origin or synthetic one, for the development of advanced components for Tissue Engineering, Polymer Drugs, and biodegradable systems for controlled drug delivery. He has published more than 430 articles in journals SCI, 35 chapters of specialised books, and co-editor of 3 books on biodegradable polymers for biomedical applications, Smart polymeric systems and biomaterials. He has participated as plenary speaker in more than 250 international congress in the fields of advanced polymers, controlled release systems and biomaterials. He has 25 patents on polymers and biomaterials, two of them are on exploitation by pharmaceutical and medical devices companies and has supervised 31 doctoral theses. He is president of the group of polymers of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and Physics, and fellow of the international societies of biomaterials, and has been president of the European Polymer Federation in the period 2010-2011, and member of the European Society of Biomaterials since 1987, being in the council of the society during the period 2010 – 2014.