Martin Ostoja-Starzewski did his undergraduate studies (1977) at the Cracow University of Technology, Poland, followed by Master’s (1980) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees at McGill University, Canada, all in mechanical engineering. His research interests are primarily in random / multiscale / fractal media, advanced continuum theories (including spontaneous violations of the Second Law), and mechanics of head trauma. He wrote 200+ journal papers and two books: 1. Microstructural Randomness and Scaling in Mechanics of Materials, CRC Press (2008); 2. Thermoelasticity with Finite Wave Speeds, Oxford University Press (2009). He also (co-)edited 15 books/journal special issues and co-organized many meetings. He is Editor of Acta Mechanica and Chair Managing Editor of Mathematics & Mechanics of Complex Systems (msp.org/memocs/about/journal/about.html); he is also Associate Editor of Journal of Thermal Stresses and Mechanics Research Communications. He is/was on editorial boards of Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Actual Problems of Aviation and Aerospace Systems, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Archive of Applied Mechanics, International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences (S. Korea), Journal of Applied Mathematics (Hindawi, open access), Fractal and Fractional, Journal of Applied and Computational Mechanics, and Applied Sciences. He also is co-Editor of the CRC Modern Mechanics and Mathematics Series. He is Fellow of ASME, AAM, SES, WIF, and Assoc. Fellow of AIAA. In 2018 he was awarded the Worcester Reed Warner Medal of ASME.