Professor Dimitris Drikakis is the Vice President for Global Partnerships at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, and has a joint professor’s appointment in the School of Sciences and Engineering, and Medical School. Prior to that, he held academic and executive posts as Professor, Executive Dean, and Head of Department at various UK universities over a period of 24 years. He was the Executive Dean (Engineering) and Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (2015-2018); Head of Aerospace Sciences at Cranfield University and Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Computational Science (2003-2015); Professor of Fluid Mechanics at Queen Mary University of London (till 2003); and has also held academic positions at the University of Manchester; University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany; and University of Marseille, France.