Giulio Timelli is currently an Associate Professor of Metallurgy and Innovative Metallurgical Processes at the University of Padua (Italy). After the degree in Industrial Engineering, he received the Ph.D. degree from University of Padua on 2008. On 2003, he carried out a research period at the Component Technology Department (School of Engineering, Jonkoping University - Sweden), while on 2006 he was researcher at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (NTNU, Trondheim - Norway). From 2008 to April 2016 he served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management and Engineering of the same University. On 2008 and 2011, he won the 'A. Daccò Prize” for the best Italian papers on the solidification topics. He is a member of CMBM (Centre for Mechanics of Biological Materials) and also a scientific director of several industrial research programs in collaboration with different local and international companies. In addition, Dr. Timelli is the Vice-President of the Diecasting Technical Group of the Italian Association of Metallurgy (AIM), where he is also a Manager of several working groups. He is a member of the CEN Technical Committee 132/WG 23 for the development of EU Aluminium alloys Standards, also the Chairman and member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference High-Tech Die-Casting. His research topics mainly concern the solidification of Al and Mg alloys, the development of light alloys’ processes, the characterization of Al matrix composites, the development of heat treatment processes for light alloys and the numerical simulation of foundry and wrought processes. 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 Metals, he frequently serves as reviewer for many other professional journals and national as well as international funding agencies.