Professor Frank K. Ko is Director of the Advanced Fibrous Materials Laboratory and Canada Research Chair Professor of Advanced Fibrous Materials in the Department of Materials Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He has a Ph.D. degree in Textile Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. A SAMPE Fellow and Fellow of Textile Institute (Hon) he is a recipient of the American Society for Composites award and the Fiber Society Award for Distinguished Achievement. Professor Ko has co-authored three books and contributed to 33 book chapters. He has presented and published over 450 papers in the engineering design and analysis of fibrous structures for medical, industrial and advanced composite applications. He is serving on the editorial board of several Journals including the area editor of nanofibre technology for the Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics. He served on the Roadmap team for the Aerospace Industry Association and as a member of the advisory committee on soldier protection for the Army Board of Sciences of the National Research Council. He was a member of the advisory committee of CANMET, NRC in Canada.