Professor Aldo Ferri was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. Both of his parents immigrated from Italy where neither of them finished elementary school. Aldo received his BS degree from Lehigh University in 1981 and his PhD degree from Princeton University in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 1985. Since 1985, he has been a faculty member in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. In 2010, he became the Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Ferri conducts research in the areas of dynamics, vibrations, controls, and engineering education. He has always had a passion for teaching and received the Jack M. Zeigler Outstanding Educator Award in 2010 and received the Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award from Georgia Tech in 2016. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.