Prof. Zheng Fan obtained his PhD degree from Imperial College London in 2010, specialized in ultrasonic Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE). He is currently an assistant professor in the school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, leading a research team to develop novel techniques for metal and composite inspection, structural health monitoring and material characterization, by integrating physics and modeling techniques with the development of rapidly exploitable technologies. He has collaborated with varies industries including Rolls-Royce, Shell, Lloyds Register, Sembcorp etc for different research and consultancy projects. He is a recipient of the Achenbach metal in 2018 for his outstanding contribution in SHM. He serves as an Associate Editor to “Ultrasonics” – one of the top-tier journal published by Elsevier in this field.