Professor Alaa A-Ameer is a Mechanical Engineer with extensive teaching and research experience in modelling, simulation, condition monitoring, and control systems. He was awarded the Degrees of Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Mechanical Engineering in 1979 and Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Mechanics (Tribology) in 1983, from the University of Technology, Baghdad-Iraq. He has worked in the automotive industry in Germany –Ulm, SCANIA – France and in the oil refinery industry in the Middle East. Following his appointment as an Assistant lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Technical in Baghdad, he was appointed as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Technology in Baghdad in 1986. Since 1990, Professor Ameer worked in UK universities building a wide range of technical and research skills and liaising with numerous industries, professional and government bodies.