Kavian Cooke is a Lecturer at the University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom and former, Director of the Mechanical Engineering programme at the University of Technology, Jamaica. He is a Chartered Engineer, a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a member of the Caribbean Academy of Science and former Vice President of the Jamaica institution of Engineers (JIE). He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in Materials Engineering, a B. Eng. with honours and an MPhil from the University of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Patten University in Management. His research has focused on surface and interface engineering and has authored three books and numerous journal articles and conference proceedings.