Dr. Solomon Boakye-Yiadom is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University. Prior to joining York University in 2017, he was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department of the University of Waterloo. His education and training spans materials science, mechanical, biomechanical and aerospace engineering. Dr. Boakye-Yiadom received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2015 and BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. His research interests are in the processing and characterization of advanced materials, microstructural tailoring of structural materials, microstructural characterization of deformation behaviour including fracture behaviour of materials under extreme loading conditions, transmission electron microscopy and microanalysis, advanced manufacturing techniques including metal-based additive manufacturing, impact biomechanics and finite element method simulation of deformation behaviour. He has received several awards including the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship and Edward R. Toporeck Graduate Fellowship in Engineering.