Dr Adelaide Marzano is a senior lecturer in manufacturing systems. She completed an award-winning PhD in Mechanical Systems Engineering at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2008. She has published one book and 20 peer reviewed journal and conference publications in the domain of Virtual Modelling of Advanced Manufacturing Systems. She is a respected educator utilizing creative approaches to inspire students across media while advancing research objectives. Highly experienced in the addition of advanced engineering within PLM tools to facilitate use of realistic part forms for advanced composite assembly processes, the application of simulation methods for improved integration of automated systems and life cycle planning for advanced transport systems.