Professor Mayorkinos Papaelias has a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from the University of Birmingham, England. He leads research in non-destructive testing and structural health condition monitoring at the School of Metallurgy and Materials and the Birmingham Railway Centre for Research and Education. He conducts research in structural health condition monitoring of wind turbine towers and advanced condition monitoring of wind turbine gearboxes and rotating machinery. He served as a technical consultant to TWI Ltd,, ENGITEC Systems International, Innovative Technology and Science Ltd, and the Institute of Welding and Quality. He is the editor of four books on fault detection and condition monitoring and has contributed chapters to books on fault detection and rail inspection. Dr. Papaelias is chairman of the Education Committee of the International Society for Condition Monitoring of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.