Walter Bradley received his B.S. in Engineering Science (Physics) and his Ph.D. in Materials Science in Engineering, both from the University of Texas (Austin). He served for eight years as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at the Colorado of Mines, for 24 years as Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, and for 10 years as a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Baylor University. He received $7,000,000 in research funding and co-authored one book and 150 refereed research papers. He is an elected Fellow of the American Scientific Affiliation and of the American Society for Materials and was selected Professor of the Year (2011) by the Society for Plastics Engineering (for US, Canada, and England).