Professor Emeritus (University Akron – UA, Aug. 2020) Erol Sancaktar (Ph.D.; Eng. Mechanics, Virginia Tech) is Fellow of ASME, served as ASME Technical Committee Chair for Reliability Stress Analysis, Failure Prevention (1997-2008; 2013-), Associate Editor for ASME J. Mech. Design (1995-2006) and Medical Devices (2006-2013) and organized 30 Conferences. He taught at the Mechanical Eng. Dept., Clarkson University during 1978 to 1996 before joining UA in 1996 as Professor of Polymer Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering (starting 2009). He edited 24 books, authored 112 journal articles and 30 book chapters. He delivered 247 technical presentations and has 4 patents.