Renato M. Cotta (PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., North Carolina State University, USA, 1985) in 1987 joined the Mechanical Eng. Dept., POLI and COPPE, UFRJ, becoming Full Professor in 1994 (COPPE). Author of more than 450 papers, 7 books, and supervisor of 38 PhD and 45 MSc thesis. Honorary Editorial Boards of various journals, including Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, and Regional Editor of High Temperatures - High Pressures. President, Brazilian Association of Mechanical Sciences, 2000-2001, Scientific Council, International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer, since 1993, Executive Committee of ICHMT since 2006 and Vice-Chairman since 2015, Executive Committee member, Brazilian Academy of Sciences since 2012. Elected member, Natl. Order of Scientific Merit, Brazil, 2007, Natl. Engineering Acad., Brazil, 2011, and Brazilian Academy of Sciences, 2010. Elected Member of Congress Committee - IUTAM, International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, since 2010.