Giuseppe Viola (GV) graduated in Materials Engineering from Federico II, University of Naples in 2004. In 2009 he obtained his PhD from Queen Mary University of London which was focused on the study of the domain switching mechanisms in ferroelectric/ferroelastic ceramics. Afterwards, GV was employed as a Post-doctoral Reasearch Assistant at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and as a Materials Scientist at Nanoforce Technology Limited (a spin out company owned by QMUL). Since May 2014, GV holds a Research Fellow position at Politecnico di Torino funded by an individual Marie Curie Fellowship. GV's current research interests are mainly focused on the relationships between microstructure and properties of piezoelectric, ferroelectric/ferroelastic and antiferroelectric ceramics, for basic science and applied research. Previous research projects included the development of structural ceramics with superior anti-ballistic properties, the sintering of ultra-high temperature ceramics, and the exploitation of the Spark Plasma Sintering technique for the sintering of various materials systems which are difficult to be densified by conventional sintering routes.