AboutAres A. Gomez-Gallegos is a Mechanical Engineer with an MEng in Mechatronics, from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, and holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, UK, in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. Her main research activity is focused on advanced manufacturing with interdisciplinary experience in areas such as materials science, mechanical design and operations management. She has hands-on experience in multiple manufacturing processes (manual and CNC tool-machines, WJC, AM, ECM, EDM, and SPF) combined with high proficiency in CAD/CAM/CAE, FEA and Multiphysics modelling. Her work has been presented in multiple national and international conferences. In parallel with her research activity, she has been also committed to teaching duties since 2008.