Dr. Sayed M. Metwalli is currently Professor Emeritus of Machine Design and past Chair of Mechanical Design and Production Department at Cairo University, Egypt. His professional career spans more than 45 years with major contributions in research, teaching, consultation and administration. Dr. Metwalli conducted research and taught at North Carolina State University and at the University of Central Florida, USA. He is a leading educator, researcher and practitioner of machine design and optimization and holds a US patent. Dr. Metwalli made significant contributions to design optimization theory, developing algorithms, and CAD/CAM software, with particular emphasis on optimum mechanical components and systems with numerous publications (more than 120) in peer-reviewed journals, and national and international conference proceedings. He has secured more than $1.5 million in funding, with sponsors including the DOD/NRL, UNESCO, IBM-UK, NSF, EPA and the USAID. Dr. Metwalli has been very active in the ASME Design Automation Committee since its inception, presented numerous papers, organized and chaired sessions in international conferences. He worked with various manufacturers and successfully implement CAD and design optimization in their product design and development particularly with his developed CAD/CAM software that have been used by companies and academic institutions. Dr. Metwalli is an ASME Life Fellow, ESME Fellow and has been Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Florida. He earned his PhD in 1973 (Mech. Eng.) from State University of New York at Buffalo, USA.