Dr. Pier Marzocca has been a faculty member in the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department at Clarkson University since 2003 and he is currently the Deputy Head of School for Aerospace and Aviation at RMIT University. He received his doctorate in Aerospace Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Assistant Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech before joining Clarkson in 2003 and RMIT University in 2015. Dr. Marzocca has been working in aerospace engineering since 1996 and specializes in multi-physics modeling and characterization of advanced materials and structures, with interactions among advanced structures and fluids, magnetic, electric, and thermal fields. He leads/co-leads several research projects with funding from government agencies, including NSF, AFOSR, ARMY, DOE, EPA, NYSERDA, DST Group, DSI; private foundations, such as MDA and Syracuse CoE; and industries, including GE, Pratt & Whitney, and Intertek. He is an AIAA Associate Fellow, Chair of SAE Unmanned Aircraft System Technical Committee, International Journal of Aeronautical and Space Sciences Deputy Editor, and Associate Editor of ASCE Journal of Aerospace Engineering and the Journal of Thermal Stresses.