Fiqiri Hodaj is full Professor of Materials Science at University of Grenoble Alpes (Grenoble INP - Phelma). He received his PhD degree in Materials Science from Grenoble INP in 1988. He joined Grenoble INP in 1993 as Associate Professor and is full Professor since 2002. His research activities at SIMAP (Science, Engineering, Materials and Processes laboratory) are focused on the fundamental aspects of solid-liquid and solid-solid interfacial interactions (thermodynamics, wetting, nucleation, diffusion, reactivity) with particular applications to metal/ceramic and ceramic/ceramic joining by brazing alloys as well as to soldering in microelectronics. He is author of 5 monographs, 7 patents, about 100 publications in referred scientific journals and presented more than 30 invited talks at international conferences. He has supervised 20 PhD thesis.