Moti Karpel received his academic degrees from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University and Stanford University. He worked at the Israeli Aircraft Industries for 15 years, including 7 years as Head of Dynamics and Loads. He was Senior Research Associate at NASA Langley Research Center for one year before joining the Technion in 1988. He was Professor in 1998-2016, holding the Sanford Kaplan Chair for Aerospace Engineering, and is now Prof. Emeritus. He was elected Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in 2012.