Hideo Miurareceived his MS degree in electronic engineering and Ph.Din mechanical engineeringfrom Tohoku University. After working at Hitachi Ltd. Japan for 20 years as a Chief Researcher ofmechanical reliability design and quality control of various products, he moved to Tohoku University. He is now the director and professor of Fracture and ReliabilityResearch Institute, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. He has published more than 100 papers and has more than 200 registered patents all over the world. He received more than 20 best paper awards from ASME, JSME, IEEE, and so on.