Professor Igor Pioro – Ph.D. (1983), Doctor of Technical Sciences (1992), Professional Engineer (Ontario, Canada) (2008), Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2012), Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (CSME) (2015), and Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) (2013) is an internationally recognized scientist within areas of nuclear engineering (thermalhydraulics of nuclear reactors, Generation-IV nuclear-reactor concepts, etc.) and thermal sciences / engineering (boiling, forced convection including supercritical pressures, etc.). He is author/co-author of more than 480 publications: 11 technical books, 28 chapters in encyclopedias, handbooks and books, 96 papers in refereed journals, 273 papers in refereed proceedings of international and national conferences and symposiums, 26 patents and inventions, and 46 major technical reports. Dr. Pioro graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kiev Polytechnic Institute" with Master of Applied Science in Thermal Physics in 1979. After that, he worked on various positions including an engineer, senior scientist, deputy director, professor, director of a graduate program in nuclear engineering, and associate dean. Currently, he is associated with the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada). Dr. Pioro is a Founding Editor of the ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science. He was a Chair of the Executive Committee of the Nuclear Engineering Division of the ASME (2011-2012) and a Chair of the International Conference On Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-20) (2011-2012). Professor Pioro has received many international and national awards and certificates of appreciation including a Harold A. Smith Outstanding Contribution Award from Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) (2017), Medal 60th Anniversary of NED (Nuclear Engineering Division of ASME) (2016); Service Recognition Award from ASME (2014); Honorary Doctor’s Degree from the National Technical University of Ukraine “Kiev Polytechnic Institute” (2013); The CNS Education and Communication Award (2011); UOIT Research Excellence Award (2011); ICONE Award from the ASME (2009); etc.