Prof. Dr. Sergio Amancio has a Bachelor in Materials Engineering with a specialization in Polymers and a MSc in Metallurgy from the Federal University of Sao Carlos (UFSCar, Brazil). During his PhD in Joining Technology at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH, Germany), he developed and patented new joining techniques for polymer-metal hybrid joints. In recognition of his contribution, he was awarded the “Nordmetall Prize” of the Northern German Association of Metal and Electronic Industry (Nordmetall e.V., Hamburg) for the best PhD Work (2007) and the Henry Granjon Prize from the International Institute of Welding (2008). Sergio Amancio has been working at Helmholtz-Center Geesthacht with joining technology of lightweight materials, developing and investigating solid state joining processes since 2001 for metal-polymer structures. Prof. Amancio has several patents and publications in the field of joining processes, microstructural and mechanical characterization of metal-polymer structures. He is a member of different international technical committees on welding of polymers and is an Expert at the International Institute of Welding. He is currently group leader at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht coordinating the research activities in polymer-metal joining and is holder of a shared Assistant Professorship in Joining Technology at the Hamburg University of Technology.