Ephraim Suhir is Foreign Full Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Ukraine (he was born in that country) IEEE Life Fellow and Fellow of the APS, the ASME, the IoP, UK, the SPIE, the IMAPS, the SPE, and Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He has authored 400 publications (patents, technical papers, book chapters, books), presented numerous keynote and invited talks, taught continuing education and university courses worldwide, and received many professional awards, including 2004 ASME Worcester Read Warner Medal for outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering. Ephraim is the third Russian American (after Steven Timoshenko and Igor Sikorsky!), who received this prestigious award