Prof. Dionisio Bernal, Northeastern University, USA.
Dionisio Bernal obtained his PhD in 1979 at the University of Tennessee and is a Professor and director of the structures area at Northeastern University (NU) in Boston. He is the recipient of the Moisseiff Award from the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) for his work on instability of structures subjected to strong earthquakes and of the Martin W. Essigmann and the Hayes awards for teaching and research excellence at NU. He has published over 100 papers on structural dynamics, earthquake engineering and damage characterization from measured signals and is co-Author of a McGraw-Hill textbook on Reinforced Concrete Design. He served as the Chair of the Health Monitoring task group of the Engineering Mechanics division of ASCE from 2001 to 2003.

Prof. Branko Glisic, Princeton University, USA.
Prof. Branko Glisic received his degrees in Civil Engineering and Theoretical Mathematics at University of Belgrade, Serbia, and PhD at the EPFL, Switzerland. His thesis focuses on the development of fiber optic sensors for particular applications, and characterization of concrete at very early age. He was employed at SMARTEC SA, Switzerland, where he was involved in research and engineering at different levels of responsibility in numerous structural health monitoring (SHM) projects. Since February 2009 he has been employed as an Assistant Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Princeton University. His main areas of interest are SHM methods, advanced sensory systems, smart structures, SHM data management, and sustainable engineering. Prof. Glisic is author and co-author of more than hundred published papers, university and professional courses on SHM, and a book entitled "Fibre Optic Methods for Structural Health Monitoring" (2007). He is a member of several professional associations (ISHMII, ACI, IABSE, IABMAS, ACSE, ISMA) and a member of the editorial board of ISHMII's magazine "The Monitor".

Prof. Jerome P. Lynch, University of Michigan, USA.
Dr. Jerome Lynch is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan; he is also holds a courtesy faculty appointment with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  Dr. Lynch completed his graduate studies at Stanford University where he received his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2002, MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1998, and MS in Electrical Engineering in 2003. Prior to attending Stanford, Dr. Lynch received his BE in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Cooper Union in New York City.  His current research interests are in the areas of wireless structural monitoring, feedback control systems, and sustainable built environments.  Dr. Lynch is credited with early field deployments of wireless sensors in full-scale operational bridge structures world-wide.  In addition, Dr. Lynch has assumed leadership roles in the international structural health monitoring community having served as the Chair of the ASCE EMI Structural Health Monitoring and Control Committee, Co-Chair of the SPIE Smart Structure Conference, Editor of Earthquakes and Structures, and Associate Editor of ASCE’s Journal of Engineering Mechanics.   More recently, Dr. Lynch has served as Founder and Vice President of Civionics LLC, a spin-out company from the University of Michigan.   Dr. Lynch was awarded the 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by the White House in recognition of his contributions to the structural health monitoring field.

Prof. Wieslaw M. Ostachowicz, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFFM), Poland.
Dr. Wieslaw Ostachowicz is the Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences. He has led dynamics research throughout the last twenty years as the chairman of the Department: Mechanics of Intelligent Structures. His research spans several important sub–disciplines: smart structures and materials, structural health monitoring, extended non–destructive testing and damage assessment analysis. Prof. Ostachowicz personally specializes in various structural health monitoring techniques, vibration control, structural dynamics, composite structures, multifunctional materials, smart materials and structures, damage assessment of structures, working in these fields both theoretically and experimentally. In the past seven years his research has focused on the development and use of the Spectral Finite Element Method for damage assessment as well as smart materials applications. Prof. Ostachowicz has published 5 monographs, 6 book chapters, 4 proceedings volumes, 142 articles distributed in the highest–quality international journals, and over 120 technical reports in the fields of structural dynamics and SHM. Dr. Ostachowicz has assumed leadership roles in the international smart structures and structural health monitoring community having served as the Associate Editor of the following journals: Structural Health Monitoring; Smart Materials and Structures; Intelligent Material Systems and Structures. More recently Dr Ostachowicz has served as the Chairman of the SHM Person of the Year Awards Committee.

Ton Peijs, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
Ton Peijs' research area is in Polymer Nanotechnology. He received his PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and joined Queen Mary in 1999. He is a visiting professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (ICE-HT), Patras University (Greece). His research interests cover the whole technology platform from processing and characterisation to the performance evaluation and applications of polymers and their composites. In recent years, his work has mainly focused on the utilization of nanoscale architecture in polymers and composites, the creation of high-performance fibres for advanced all-polymer composites, intelligent fibres for smart textiles, and the development of novel materials based on renewable resources. TP is the author or co-author of over 200 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He was the co-organiser and co-chairman of the 10th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM-10) and is the founder of the biannual International Conference Series on Eco-Composites (ECOCOMP). He is a member of the editorial board of seven leading journals in the field of materials, polymers and composites and was the conference chair for the 2008 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Composites. He is the recipient of the 2008 Dutch Polymer Award of Polymer Technology Netherlands (PTN) and the 2010 Swinburne Medal & Prize of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). TP is a director of Nanoforce Technology Ltd a spin-out company, wholly-owned by QMUL devoted to nanocomposites research for exploitation by industry.

David Quéré, École Polytechnique, France.
David Quéré graduated at the ESPCI Paris Tech and achieved his PhD at Pierre and Marie Curie University under the supervision of Francoise Brochard-Wyart. He has worked in the laboratory of Pierre-Gilles de Gennes at the College de France. He is currently a researcher at ESPCI in the Laboratory of Physics and Mechanics of Heterogeneous Media and at Polytechnic in the Laboratory of Hydrodynamics. He is a professor at the Ecole Polytechnique. He is a scientific advisor to Saint-Gobain since 1995 and to Procter & Gamble since 2002. He has been visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006. His research focuses on problems of liquid/air and liquid/solid interfaces including superhydrophobicity, liquid film deposition, self-propulsion, impacts, biomimetics and morphogenesis.

Stanislaw Stupkiewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT), Poland.
Stanislaw Stupkiewicz, Polish Academy of Sciences (IPPT), Poland. Stanislaw Stupkiewicz received his MSc (1989) in Mechanical Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology and PhD (1996) and habilitation (2006) at the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research (IPPT) of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. Since 2011 he is a full professor. His permanent affiliation is at IPPT; currently, he is a visiting professor at the University of Trento. His research interests include micromechanics of interfaces and interface layers, multiscale modelling of shape memory alloys, constitutive modelling of contact phenomena, contact mechanics, sensitivity analysis and optimization. His recent research activities are mostly focused on interfacial energy effects in martensitic transformations and on multiscale modelling of contact phenomena. He is an author or co-author of about 40 papers published in high-rank journals and one book published by Springer. He is a Section Editor of Archives of Mechanics.