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Alexis Méndez received a PhD. degree in Electrical Engineering from Brown University, in 1992. He is president of MCH Engineering LLC—a firm specializing in optical fiber sensing technology. Dr. Méndez was the former Group Leader of the Fiber Optic Sensors Lab within ABB Corporate Research (USA), and former Director of Sensing Solutions at Micron Optics. He has accumulated over 25 years of experience in optical fiber technology, sensors and photonics. He has written 70 technical publications, taught multiple short courses on fiber sensing, holds 5 US patents and is recipient of an R&D-100 award. Dr. Méndez is a Fellow of SPIE and was past Chairman of the 2006 International Optical Fiber Sensors Conference (OFS-18), past Technical Chair of the 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and their Applications (WSOF-2). He is co-editor of the “Specialty Optical Fibers Handbook”, co-author of SPIE’s “Fiber Optical Sensors Book—Fundamentals & Applications, 4th Ed.”, and Series Editor for Taylor & Francis book series on Optical Fiber Sensors.