Dr. Raghu V. Prakash is an Associate Professor working with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, specializes in the areas of fatigue, fracture of materials (metals, composites, hybrids), structural integrity assessment and remaining life prediction of critical components used in aircraft, automotive, power-plant and process industries. He has more than twenty five years of professional experience in the field of fatigue and fracture and has hands-on experience in handling industrial problems relating to life prediction. Dr. Prakash has won several prestigious awards and scholarships. His work experience includes Scientist at National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India (1993-98), Technical Director, BiSS Research, Bangalore, India (1998-2003) prior to joining academics. He has published more than 90 journal papers and conference papers on the areas of fatigue, fracture, materials characterization, of which many are with ASTM.