José Manuel Perlado is Professor Chair of Nuclear Physics and since 2004 Director of the Institute of Nuclear Fusion of the Polytechnical University of Madrid (Spain). He is Representative of the Spanish Government at the Consultative Committee of the European Union/EURATOM (CCE-FU) (now Program Committee of Fusion) and at the IAEA for Inertial Fusion Coordinated Projects; Guest Professor at Institute Laser Engineering at Osaka University; Guest Researcher at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Guest Scientist at CERN. His scientific activities are focused on inertial fusion energy (high energy density physics; radiation-hydrodynamic multiscale modeling; neutron transport simulations; irradiation damage; spallation neutron sources; advanced materials and subcritical reactors (Hybrid and ADS). He leads and participates in EU projects on development of Laser Fusion facilities (HiPER, ILE-KOYO), Fusion (ITER); Advanced Simulation Tools for High-Energy Cross Sections (N-TOF) and Neutron Transport Calculations; Activation/Transmutation Analysis (PDS_XAD); Effects of Material under Irradiation (IFMIF), and Multiscale Modeling of Materials. He has published over 300 scientific papers.