Professor Javier Bonet is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research & Enterprise, at the University of Greenwich. He leads all aspects of Greenwich’s research and enterprise activities, building on its existing success, as well as contributing to the strategic leadership of the institution. Previously Director of the Welsh government’s Sêr Cymru National Research Network in Advanced Engineering and Materials, Javier Bonet was also Professor of Computational Engineering and Head of the College of Engineering at Swansea University. With a background in civil engineering, he graduated from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, before coming to the UK to study for a PhD in computational mechanics at Swansea University. Since then he has established a strong reputation as a researcher in areas such as large strain solid mechanics, smooth particle hydrodynamics, error estimation and more recently the use of conservation laws in solid dynamics. He has published over 100 academic papers and co- authored a book on Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics for Finite Element Analysis, widely used as a graduate textbook across the world.