Steve Shaw is Harris Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, USA. He also serves as University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University, from where he is currently on leave. He received an A.B. in Physics (1978) and an M.S.E. in Applied Mechanics (1979) from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University (1983). His research interests focus on the understanding and utilization of nonlinear dynamic behavior in engineering applications, including the interplay of nonlinearity and noise in vibrational devices, the design of micro/nano-scale resonators for sensing and signal processing applications, and the development of vibration absorbers for use in automotive powertrain components. Steve has held visiting appointments at Cornell University, the University of Michigan, Caltech, the University of Minnesota, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and McGill University. He is an associate editor for Nonlinear Dynamics and the SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems. He is an ASME Fellow and recipient of the Henry Ford Customer Satisfaction Award, the ASME Henry Hess Award, the SAE Arch T. Colwell Merit Award, and the ASME N. O. Myklestad Award, the latter “in recognition of a major innovative contribution to vibration engineering.