Alain J. Kassab is UCF Pegasus Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando Florida. He earned his BS in Engineering Science in 1982, his MS in Mechanical Engineering 1985, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1989 from the University of Florida. He has over 25 years of experience in research and development in computational heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics, inverse problems, boundary elements, meshless methods and bioengineering resulting in over 300 scientific publications. He has authored two books on boundary elements, contributed chapters on boundary elements in heat transfer in the Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer and Advances in Heat Transfer. He has co-organized and co-edited 10 international conferences in boundary elements, meshless methods, and computational methods in engineering. He is a Fellow of the ASME and the Wessex Institute of Technology. He is Editor of the international journal Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Associate Editor of Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, and is a member of 3 journal editorial boards.