Walter Rocchia got his PhD in 2000 in Molecular Electronics. He then was Research Scholar at the Biochemistry Department of the Columbia University (New York, USA), working on biomolecular recognition and on the inherent role of electrostatics. In 2003, he joined the Molecular Biophysics group at the Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, IT). In 2008, he joined the Drug Discovery and Development Department of the Italian Institute of Technology. In 2010 he was awarded, together with Clemson University, a NIH grant to extend the functionalities of the DelPhi Poisson-Boltzmann solver. In 2014, he created the CONCEPT Lab and co-founded the BiKi Technologies company. He was awarded the 2018 Emerging Technologies in Computational Chemistry prize at the 256th ACS national meeting.