Frank F. Kraft is a professor of mechanical engineering at Ohio University (OU) and is the director of the college’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing. He has also held engineering positions in government and in industry. He performs research and teaches courses related to metals processing and product development and has published journal and conference papers, handbook chapters, and patents related to his work. He has Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute), and a BSME from Union College, Schenectady, New York, USA.