Vladan Koncar is Distinguished Professor at ENSAIT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles) an engineering institute in Roubaix, France – at University of Lille. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1991 at the University of Lille in Villeneuve d’Ascq. From November 2009 to November 2015 he was Head of Research at ENSAIT and Director of GEMTEX research laboratory. Professor Koncar was AUTEX (Association of Universities for Textiles) President from June 2007 to June 2010. Professor Koncar has also been Director of ENSAT International Relations from 2007 to 2009. He still serves as an elected member of ENSAIT Governing Board. He has been promoted Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Iasi, Romania in January 2010. Professor Koncar is the author of more than 250 scientific articles (ISI Web of science referred, book chapters, conference proceedings and patents). His research interests cover the area of flexible textile sensors and actuators, smart textile structures and modeling and control of complex systems.