Francis C. Moon is professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, NY, USA. He has been in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering since 1987, having served as its director until 1992. He also served as the Chair of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics for seven years after joining Cornell in 1975. He was Assistant Professor at Princeton University in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from 1967-1974. Professor Moon has worked in a wide spectrum of problems including nonlinear and chaotic vibrations, superconducting bearings, electromagnetic launchers, smart structures, fluid-elastic vibrations, and dynamics of machines. He has written several… papers on 19th century kinematic and dynamics of machines and has five patents in magneto-mechanical devices. Professor Moon has published nearly 140 journal articles as well as 6 books and 3 edited books. He is the author of Chaotic and Fractal Dynamics and Superconducting Bearings and Levitation, and editor of Dynamics and Chaos in Manufacturing Processes. All titles are available from Wiley. Francis Moon has won the 2007 Lyapunov Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in recognition of lifetime contributions to the field of applied nonlinear dynamics.