Christopher A. Mattson is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo Utah. Prof. Mattson has strong interests in product development, engineering design, multidisciplinary design and optimization, and designing for global development. He teaches engineering design and innovation at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including cross-disciplinary innovation and international study abroad. Prof. Mattson earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York (2003), where his area of research was multiobjective optimization. He was a mechanical design engineer (1996-2000), and global director of engineering (2004-2006) at ATL Technology. A highlight of his time at ATL was starting and managing ATL’s 25-person Chinese design center in Guangzhou (2004-2005). He is an NSF CAREER awardee, and was given a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE) from Barak Obama in 2012. He was a Fulbright Fellow from 2014-2015 where he was a visiting scholar at the Loughborough Design School in England. He holds multiple US patents, and he is the recipient of ASME’s 2015 Ben C. Sparks award for his educational work in building a strong senior design experience for BYU students. He is a past associate editor for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, and for the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. He is the co-Chair of ASME’s Engineering for Global Development Committee, and an ASME Fellow.