Athanasios Kolios (Dip Eng, MSc, PhD, MBA, PGCAP, CEng MIMechE, FHEA) is a Professor in Risk and Asset Management at the University of Strathclyde, UK. He is a qualified academic and consultant with expertise in asset integrity management, particularly focusing in energy applications. He has experience in the development and optimisation of qualitative and quantitative methods for risk management and reliability engineering as well as integrated frameworks for the development of effective operational strategies. He has participated in several projects related to the development, analysis and optimisation of energy systems through a balanced portfolio of research council funded, industry sponsored and specialist consultancy projects. Professor Kolios is a Fellow Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, has chaired several sessions on the Risk and Integrity Management of Energy Assets and is currently the Editor in Eslevier’s book on ‘End of Life Scenarios of Offshore Wind Turbines’. He is a member of the board of the European Academy of Wind Energy and Chairman of the ISSC Offshore Renewable Energy Committee.