We welcome Professor Alkiviadis S. Paipetis from University of Ioannina, Greece, to join the Editorial Board of Recent Progress in Materials. Professor Paipetis is a mechanical engineer with research activity in the field of mechanical behavior and non destructive evaluation of composite materials and structures. He is also the author of more than 130 international publications in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He is a founding member of the Hellenic Society for Composite Materials. His main research interests are Composite Materials, nano and hybrid composites, Acoustic Emission non-destructive inspection, composite repair, self-healing materials, Hierarchical composites, multifunctional materials, Interfacial Micromechanics, Eco-Friendly Brass Alloys, Structural health monitoring. We are grateful to Professor Paipetis for his participation and support.