Prof. Islam Shyha is a Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and Head of Mechanical Engineering and Design at the School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University. Prof. Shyha has over 20 years of experience working in higher education. Prof. Shyha received his Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice from Northumbria University, PhD from The University of Birmingham, MSc, and BSc from Alexandria University. He also worked at Northumbria University and was the Director of Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment. Prof. Shyha has been awarded several research projects funded by Newton Fund, Innovate UK, and industrial organisations. He teaches mechanical and manufacturing engineering courses and supervises MSc and PhD projects in the field of advanced manufacturing and materials.