Prof. Mativenga holds the Chair in Multiscale & Sustainable Manufacturing and is Director of Research for the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE), The University of Manchester. He joined the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2002. His expertise and research is in Manufacturing Technologies (machining science, micro manufacturing, laser processing and sustainable manufacturing) and he is particularly interested in developing engineering science solutions to address the major challenges of resource efficiency and industrial sustainability. He is also responsible for championing and leading Business Development and Social Responsibility strategy which involve overseeing the Knowledge Transfer interface with industry and society, public engagement and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. Prof. Mativenga obtained his PhD and MSc in Manufacturing Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology from The University of Liverpool, UK and is a member of the International Academy of Production Engineering, College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP).