Nataliia received BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Chernihiv National University of Technology (Ukraine) in 2010. On the 50 th Anniversary of the University, she was remarkably noted as one of the best students and awarded the Honorary Diploma ‘Excellence in Education’. After participating in the Ukrainian Government Programme , she was awarded the fully sponsored International Studentship. Thereby she finished her MSc in Manufacturing at Wrexham Glyndŵr University in 2012. Nataliia is currently undertaking her PhD Research in cure kinetics of novel smart epoxy nanocomposites (carbon nanotube based) using different curing techniques (conventional, microwave and radio frequency). She has published high quality refereed research based on polymer matrix composites, and took part in conferences in the United Kingdom and abroad. Nataliia is Sessional Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and is currently working towards obtaining her Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. She is delivering different modules for the Airbus Foundation Degree Programme FDEng, BEng (Hons) and MSc levels in Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering, and supervising final year student projects at the Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre in Broughton. She is working as ASTUTE Project Officer (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) at Wrexham Glyndŵr University to adopt more advanced manufacturing technologies into Welsh manufacturing. Nataliia has worked with a number of manufacturing enterprises (SME) across Convergence Area in Wales. Furthermore, she is Assistant Editor of open-access journal “EPOXY”, De Gruyter (Germany) from August 2014, and one of the local organising committee members of the international conference Advanced Materials for Demanding Applications .