Naman Recho is Professor at the University Blaise Pascal in Clermont Ferrand, France. He is also head of the ERMESS-Research laboratory (Equipe de Recherche en Mécanique et Sécurité des Structures) at the EPF Engineering school in Sceaux, France. He has worked extensively with conceptual and applied aspects of fracture mechanics, with welded offshore structures and reliability analysis of cracked structures. He also teaches at Centre des Hautes Etudes de la Construction, Paris, and is guest Professor at Hefei University of Technology in China.