Prof Dermot Brabazon completed his degree in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in the area of Materials Science from University College Dublin. From 1995 to 2000 he worked with Materials Ireland, a state funded materials science research centre. He was appointed as a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University at the start of 2000, promoted to Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School in 2007, to Associate Dean for Research in 2009, and to Professor in 2014. Dermot was conferred with the President’s Award for Research in 2009 and is currently Director for the Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre at DCU; and Deputy Director for the I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. His teaching and research activities are focused in the areas of materials and processing technologies with a particular emphasis on the development of advanced technologies to enable improved production capability and quality for achieving a broad societal benefit.