George A. Pantazopoulos graduated from the Chemical Engineering Department of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 1992 (order of graduation considered equivalent to “summa cum laude”) with specialization in Materials Science. He received his Ph.D. from the Mechanical Engineering Department of NTUA in the field of Manufacturing Technology and Processing of Advanced Materials in 1999. He has served in the metals industry for more than 23 years as a quality control engineer, as a senior R&D project leader, and more recently, as a quality and technology manager. His principal scientific research interests are focused on the field of failure and fracture analysis, materials processing, manufacturing process technology, mechanical testing, and tribology. He is the author or co-author of more than 160 papers in the above areas, presented at international journals and conferences, as well as two books and various monographs/book chapters (h-index equal or more than 16, total citations excluding self citations more than 900). He was an invited speaker at various conferences and academic institutions. He serves as a Subject Editor of Engineering Failure Analysis and editorial board member and reviewer for journals in the field of materials science and failure analysis. He has been the recipient of various awards and distinctions, including a best paper award and a dissertation thesis prize. He was also included among the top-cited scientist career-long list, based on a statistical analysis of bibliometric indicators from the Scopus database (based on calculations using all Scopus author profiles as of 1 September 2022).