Paolo Ferro is actually Associate Professor of Metallurgy and Materials Selection at the University of Padua (Italy). After the degree in Materials Engineering (with first-class honours) he received the Ph.D. degree from University of Padua in Metallurgical Engineering. From 2006 to April 2015 he served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Management of the same University. He was scientific director of the research program \'Numerical and Experimental Determination of Residual Stresses in Welded Joints and their Influence on Fatigue Strength\' (Young Researchers Project, 2003-2004). He won the prize for young researchers ‘Aldo Daccò’ 2002. He is a member of CMBM (Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials). His research is mainly focused on the analytical and numerical modelling of welding and heat treatment processes. He is interested in the local criteria based on the Notch Stress Intensity Factor (NSIF) and the Strain Energy Density (SED) averaged over a control volume for the evaluation of fatigue strength of welded joints. He works also on the modelling of intermetallic phases evolution during heat treatments of Duplex and Superduplex Stainless Steels and mechanical and metallurgical characterisation of Cast Irons. He has published more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and contributed book chapters. In addition to his editorial role with Advances in Materials Science and Engineering he frequently serves as reviewer for many other professional journals and national as well as international funding agencies.