Dr. Erkan Oterkus is a professor at University of Strathclyde. He is also the director of PeriDynamics Research Centre (PDRC). He received his PhD from University of Arizona, USA and was a researcher at NASA Langley Research Center, USA before joining University of Strathclyde. His research is mainly focused on computational mechanics of materials and structures by using some of the state-of-the-art techniques including peridynamics and inverse finite element method. He is the co-author of numerous publications including the first of book on peridynamics, journal and conference papers. Dr. Oterkus is an associate editor of Journal of Peridynamics, Nonlocal Modeling (Springer) and ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology and Sustainable Marine Structures journals.