Dr. Maciej S. Kumosa received his Masters and PhD degrees in Applied Mechanics and Materials Science in 1978 and 1982 from the Technical University of Wroclaw in Poland. Between 1984 and 1990, he was a senior research associate at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. He is currently a John Evans professor of Mechanical Engineering at DU and the director of the National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures (HVTCenter.org). Dr. Kumosa's research interests include the experimental and numerical multiscale analysis of advanced materials for electrical, aerospace and other applications subjected to extreme in-service conditions. Dr. Kumosa has completed more than 250 publications in numerous composites, materials science, applied physics, applied mechanics, general science and IEEE international journals (124), conference proceedings (60), and national research reports (60). He also graduated 19 PhD and 19 MS students. Dr. Kumosa is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Composites Science and Technology.