Dr Mayorkinos Papaelias (Ph.D. in Metallurgy, Chartered Engineer – Greece, Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece) is a Senior Lecturer in NDT and Condition Monitoring at the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham, currently leading the NDT and Condition Monitoring Research Group. He has been involved as technical coordinator or scientific consultant in several FP6, FP7 and H2020 collaborative research projects primarily focusing on renewable energy sources and transport. Apart from the EC research projects carried out by Dr Papaelias have been funded by the EPSRC, the National Structural Integrity Research Centre, industry and UK government. He is the author or co-author of more than 110 journal and national and international conference papers in NDT and condition monitoring and has edited 3 books on the subject. He is also a Member of the International Society for Condition Monitoring, currently chairing the Education Committee. He is also a Member of the BINDT Working Group on Acoustic Emission. Dr Papaelias regularly authors articles for industrial magazines.