About the Author: Dr. Panagiotis Kyratsis (www.kyratsis.com) is Associate Professor in the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece. He is Director of the Institute of Traditional Architecture and Cultural Heritage, University Research Center "TEMENUS" (urc.uowm.gr). Dr Panagiotis Kyratsis received his Ph.D. in the area of CAD-based manufacturing process simulations from the Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Greece. He holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle's University of Thessaloniki - Greece, and he received his M.Sc. in Automotive Product Engineering and M.Sc. in CAD/CAM from Cranfield University - UK, in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He has been involved in a number of industrial projects, and he has a great deal of expertise in both the design and the manufacturing aspects of product development. His main research interests include manufacturing, machining, CAD/CAM/CAE systems, product design, reverse engineering and prototyping. He has published 18 books and more than 110 papers in scientific journals and international conferences. He acts as Member of the Editorial Board and Reviewer to numerous scientific journals and holds 12 industrial designs and one patent registered within the Greek Patent Office.
Prof. J. Paulo Davim received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1997, M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering (materials and manufacturing processes) in 1991, Mechanical Engineering degree (5 years) in 1986, from the University of Porto (FEUP), the Aggregate title (Full Habilitation) from the University of Coimbra in 2005 and the D.Sc. (Higher Doctorate) from London Metropolitan University in 2013. He is Senior Chartered Engineer by the Portuguese Institution of Engineers with an MBA and Specialist titles in Engineering and Industrial Management as well as in Metrology. He is also Eur Ing by FEANI Brussels and Fellow (FIET) of IET London. Currently, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials, mechanical and industrial engineering, with special emphasis in machining & tribology. He has also interest in management, engineering education and higher education for sustainability. He has guided large numbers of postdoc, Ph.D. and master's students as well as has coordinated and participated in several financed research projects. He has received several scientific awards and honours. He has worked as Evaluator of projects for ERC-European Research Council and other international research agencies as well as Examiner of Ph.D. thesis for many universities in different countries. He is Editor-in-Chief of several international journals, Guest Editor of journals, books Editor, book Series Editor and Scientific Advisory for many international journals and conferences. Presently, he is Editorial Board Member of 30 international journals and acts as Reviewer for more than 100 prestigious Web of Science journals. In addition, he has also published as Editor (and Co-Editor) more than 125 books and as Author (and Co-Author) more than 10 books, 80 book chapters and 400 articles in journals and conferences (more than 250 articles in journals indexed in Web of Science core collection/h-index 54+/9500+ citations, SCOPUS/h-index 59+/11500+ citations, Google Scholar/h-index 76+/19000+).