Sofia Panteliou, a holder of the Ph.D. degree, is an Associate Professor at the Machine Design Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras, Greece. She finished her 5-year Diploma in mechanical engineering in 1977, and then she received the Ph.D. degree in 1984 from the University of Patras. Her main research interests are dynamic behavior of thermomechanical continua and design of mechanical and biomedical systems. She is a Reviewer of several journals including the Journal of Sound and Vibration, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, International Journal of Structural Integrity, and International Journal of Solids and Structures. She is also a Member of the Editorial Board of both the Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering and the Journal of Biomedical and Bioengineering, and she is the Special Issue Editor for the Journal of Mechanical Design and the Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering as well.