Prof Len Gelman, Professor and Chair of Vibro-Acoustic Monitoring at Cranfield University, UK, the Executieve Director, International Society of Condition Monitoring; Chairman of the CM Conference Group of the Condition Monitoring Technical Committee of British Institute of NDT, the Honorary Editor of the International Journal of Condition Monitoring, Past Immediate Past President of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (USA).

He has more than 35 years’ experience in vibro-acoustical monitoring, predictive and preventive maintenance, maintenance planning and scheduling, shutdown maintenance management, machinery failure analysis and prevention, risk assessment, hazard identification and condition monitoring of complex mechanical systems (e.g., rotating, reciprocating machinery, gearboxes, bearings, etc.) both in industry and academia.

He is also Chief Designer on numerous industrial and research maintenance contracts, including contracts from the USA National Academy of Sciences, USA National Research Council, USA International Science Foundation, USA Civilian Development Foundation (twice), USA MacArthur Foundation, Lady Davis, Israel, Centro Volta, Italy, UK EPSRC, UK Department of Trade and Industry (three times), UK Royal Society, Rolls Royce (four times), SKF (two times), Scottish Energy (two times), Caterpillar (twice). He is a Fellow of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT), UK Institution of Diagnostic Engineers and International Association of Engineers. He is also the author of over 200 publications (including 17 patents and 2 book chapters) and more than 25 plenary keynote conference papers in the area of predictive and preventive maintenance, machinery failure analysis and prevention and condition monitoring.

Prof Gelman is Chair of 2007 World Congress on Engineering Asset Management, Honorary Co-Chair of 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 World Congresses of Engineering and Chair of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 International CM Conferences. He is the General Chair of the First World Congress on Condition Monitoring. He has participated in the technical boards of numerous international maintenance conferences. Len is a Chief Designer of numerous technologies and engineering prototypes for proactive maintenance. He was awarded Rolls-Royce award for innovation for development and implementation of the novel technologies for predictive maintenance of gas turbines.