Dr. Wladislav Sudnik is a Professor of Welding at the Tula State University Welding Department. He received his Diploma in Welding Technology at Russian State Technological University, Moscow in 1965, his Doctorate in physics of metals at Tula State University in 1973, and his doctor habilitatus in Welding Technology at St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University in 1991. From 1977-1978 he was a Researcher at the Max-Planck for Iron and Steel Research. From 1991 to 2001 joint researches were carried out on development of models and creation of the software for arc welding with ISF RWTH, Aachen and Daimler AG, Stuttgart. He is a first recipient of the Sossenheimer Software Innovation Award of International Institute of Welding in 2003 for his outstanding technical-scientific work concerning Modelling and Simulation in the field of welding and allied processes.