Mauro Antezza received his PhD degree in Physics from the University of Trento (Italy), and after a post-doctoral training at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris (France) he became Associate Professor at the University of Montpellier (France), where he founded a theory group at Laboratoire Charles Coulomb. He has been awarded member of the Institut Universitaire de France (Paris) and he is in charge of the fundamental physics undergraduate program at the University of Montpellier. He proposed and contributed to understand several phenomena in different quantum light-matter domains: quantum transport of energy and matter, quantum thermodynamics, non-equilibrium quantum physics, light-harvesting complexes, radiative heat transfer, Casimir-Lifshitz interaction, quantum optics, photonic topological insulators, open quantum systems, 2D materials