Evren Yasa graduated from Istanbul Technical University as a mechanical engineer, got her Master of Applied Sciences degree from University of British Columbia (Canada) with her thesis on mathematical modeling, measuring and compensating machine tools’ volumetric errors in 2004. Moving to Belgium, she conducted her Ph.D. study at the Catholic University of Leuven, on process development for the Selective Laser Melting technology for a wide range of metallic materials ranging from titanium alloys, stainless and tool steels to aluminium alloys. She also worked for one more year in the same research group as a post-doc before becoming a Senior Engineer at TUSAS Engine Industries, Inc., a joint-venture company of General Electric in Turkey specialized in manufacturing of aerospace parts. After establishing an Additive Manufacturing Division and leading many industry-oriented projects on advanced manufacturing technologies in the company, she has moved back to the academy 2 years ago. She is now working as an assistant professor in the mechanical engineering department of Eskisehir Osmangazi University and also acting as an independent expert on behalf of the European Commission for evaluation and progress monitoring of funded projects in the field of laser processing.