Pedro A. R. Rosa received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, TULisbon, Portugal in 2007. His research interests include metal cutting and micro manufacturing and he is the head of the Manufacturing Laboratory of Instituto Superior Técnico. He is member of the Center of Manufacturing and Industrial Management and head of the Machining and Micro Manufacturing Research Group. He is co-author of one book, five chapters in books and of 40 papers in international journals and conferences. Pedro A. R. Rosa is involved in the following fields: i) machining experimentation under controlled laboratory conditions, ii) numerical simulation of metal cutting processes, iii) mechanical, tribological and fracture characterization of materials at high strain rates, and iv) micro fabrication (design and fabrication of equipments).