Chien-Ching Ma received the B.Sc. degree from National Taiwan University in 1978, M.Sc. degree from Brown University in USA in 1982, and Ph.D. degree from Brown University in USA in 1984. He is the lifetime distinguished professor and Zhong-Juo Zhang Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of National Taiwan University (NTU). He received three times of Outstanding Research Awards and Distinguished Research Fellow Awards from National Science Council of Taiwan, Sun Fan-Tou Gold Medal from Chinese Society of Mechanics, Distinguished Engineering Professor from The Chinese Society of Engineers and Distinguished Engineering Award from the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers. His research interests include Dynamic fracture mechanics, Solid mechanics, Elastic wave propagation, Piezoelectric material, Nondestructive evaluation of materials, Optical measurement, Fiber grating sensor, Multi-field Analysis, Surface acoustic waves, Digital image correlation, Functionally graded material. He has published more than 200 journal papers and 200 conference papers. He is the fellow of ASME, CSME and CSM.