Prof. Charalabos (Haris) Doumanidis holds his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotelio Univ. of Thessaloniki (1983), his M.S. from Northwestern University (1985), and his Ph.D. from MIT (1988). He has been a Postdoctoral Associate with the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (1989), a Squadron Sergeant for the Hellenic Air Force (1990), and a Lecturer at the Aristotelian Univ. (1991). He has been a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Hephaistos Thermal Manufacturing Laboratory at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts (1991-2001); Chief Scientist with Axcelis Technologies (Thermal Processing Systems) in Beverly, Massachusetts (2000-2001); and the founding Director of the Nanomanufacturing Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia (2001-2003). He is currently a Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT (2002-); an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UMass Lowell (2004-); a Professor and Interim Head of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cyprus (2003); and a consultant for the automation, optoelectronics, biomedical imaging and automotive industries.