JP Nobre began his research career at ISMCM (SupMeca), France, under the supervision of the former Professor Rene Gras, in the field of Contact Mechanics and Tribology. In 1996, he concluded his MSc thesis in Mechanical Engineering Sciences, by the University of Coimbra. Subsequently, he decided to open a new research area, related to residual stress measurements techniques, especially the incremental hole-drilling technique (IHD), to complement the advanced analysis already carried out using X-ray diffraction (XRD) in his lab. After the training and research performed at Institute of Materials Engineering (IfW) of the Kassel University, Germany, under the supervision of Professor Berthold Scholtes, in 2001, he finished his PhD, winning a tenure position at University of Coimbra, in 2007, as Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design. During his career he has received more than ten grants in different countries, such as France, Germany, South Africa and Portugal. In 2006 he worked as invited Professor at ENSAM (ParisTech), Angers, France. In 2014 he also worked as invited Professor at the center of Cluny of this prestigious French school of engineering. In 2010, during a sabbatical year, he worked as invited researcher in the Institute of Materials Engineering (IfW) of the Kassel University, Germany. In 2012, he was appointed Associate Professor at WITS University (South Africa). The development of residual stress measurement techniques and the study of its effect on the materials’ mechanical behavior were always main research objectives. His last research interests are related with the development of the IHD technique for measuring residual stresses in polymer matrix composites (e.g., CFRP, GFRP), nowadays widely used in aeronautical and aerospace industries and the improvement of drilling operations in difficult-to-machine materials. J.P. Nobre is member of the scientific committee of European Group on Residual Stresses, since July of 2014, and has more than fifty peer reviewed published research documents.