Dr. Jerzy Sawicki is the D. E. Bently and A. Muszynska Endowed Chair, professor in mechanical engineering and director of the Center for Machinery Dynamics and Control in the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University (CSU). He received his PhD in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, BS and MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Gdansk, and BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Gdansk University of Technology. Dr. Sawicki joined the faculty of Cleveland State University as an Assistant Professor in 1993 and since 2004 holds the Bently and Muszynska Endowed Chair position. His research interests are in the area of machine dynamics and control, mechatronics, and machine diagnostics. He has published over 250 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference articles, one research monograph, co-edited three books, and has advised numerous graduate students, post-docs, and research scientists. Dr. Sawicki currently serves as an Associate Editor for ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. He is a U.S. representative to the ISO/TC 108/SC 2/WG 7 international committee, a Fellow of ASME, recipient of several Best Paper awards, Ohio Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, and licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio. Dr. Sawicki also serves as Vice President for Research at Cleveland State University.