Daniel Balageas, Deputy Head of the Structures and Damage Mechanics Department (DMSE) at ONERA and part-time Associate Professor at ENS-Cachan, France, has 40 years of experience in aerospace research. He is the author of more than 80 publications and papers in NDE and 30 in the SHM field. He launched the European Workshop on SHM in 2002.

Claus-Peter Fritzen, Professor of Mechanics within the Institute of Mechanics and Control-Mechatronics at the University of Siegen (Germany), is a researcher in the fields of vibrations, structural identification, smart structures and SHM. He has also written numerous papers and journal articles on damage identification and SHM.

Alfredo Güemes is Professor of Material Science, Director of the Aerospace Materials & Processes Department at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and Co-Chairman of the Stanford International Workshops on SHM since 1997. He has led three research projects on Fiber Optic Sensors, sponsored by the EC and ESA, and has authored more than 50 papers.