Antonio Viviani was born in Salerno, Italy. He has a graduate degree in Aeronautical Engineering and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Naples, Italy. He is a full professor in the Engineering Department of the University of Campania, Italy. He is a member of several organizations including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); American Association for Advancement of Sciences; European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA); International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). He also serves on many committees of: International Astronautical Federation (IAF), International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), International Council of Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS). Prof. Viviani has held several positions including vice president of ELGRA (1999-2003); vice chairman of the Committee of IAF Microgravity Sciences and Processes (2003-2006); chairman of the Committee of IAF Microgravity Sciences and Processes (2006-2012); now, IAA board of trustees member, and IAA regional secretary for Italy; representative for Italy in the ICAS member societies council; co-editor of Acta Astronautica, ed. board Int. J. Aerospace Engineering. He was co-investigator of the experiment “Onset of Oscillatory Marangoni Flows,” Spacelab D2 - Space-Shuttle Columbia STS-55 (1993), and principal investigator of the experiments “Bubble Behavior under Low Gravity,” Mission Spacelab IML-2 - Space-Shuttle Columbia, STS-65 (1994); and “Non-linear Surface Tension Driven Bubble Migration,” Mission Spacelab LMS – Space Shuttle Columbia STS-78 (1996).