Prof. Magd Abdel Wahab is a Full Professor of applied mechanics in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at Ghent University, Belgium, and Adjunct Full Professor in several universities in Vietnam and China. He received his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and his M.Sc. in Structural Mechanics, both from Cairo University. He completed his Ph.D. in Fracture Mechanics at KU Leuven, Belgium and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science from the University of Surrey. He has published more than 460 scientific papers in solid mechanics and dynamics of structures and edited more than 25 books and proceedings. His research interests include fracture mechanics, damage mechanics, fatigue of materials, durability, and dynamics and vibration of structures.