Dr. Kavian Omar Cooke joined the University of Bradford, England, in 2017, where he is an Associate Professor of Material Science and Engineering and Director of Post Graduate Research Studies. Before coming to the University of Bradford, Dr. Cooke served as Programme Director of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Calgary in 2011, which focused on transient liquid phase diffusion bonding of particle-reinforced aluminum alloys. His qualifications also include a BEng with honours and an MPhil from the University of Technology, Jamaica in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Management from Patten University, California. Dr. Cooke is a reviewer for several international journals. In 2013, he won the prestigious President Research Excellence Award from the University of Technology, Jamaica, for research excellence in surface and interface engineering. Dr. Cooke is also a chartered engineer (CEng), a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and a member of the Caribbean Academy of Science.