Dr. Tamas Szecsi was born in Hungary. He graduated with a degree in Manufacturing Automation from the Technical University ‘MOSSTANKIN’, Moscow, Russia, in 1983. He worked one year at the tool making factory ‘SZIM’, Kecskemet, Hungary, as a designer. Between January 1985- June 1999 Dr. Szecsi worked at the University of Rousse, Bulgaria, as assistant lecturer, lecturer, senior lecturer and associate professor. Research in the area of Cutting tool condition monitoring lead him to a Ph.D degree in Manufacturing Engineering which he received from the University of Rousse in 1997. In September 1999 he took up a lecturer position in Manufacturing Processes and Systems at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at DCU. Currently he is Associate Professor at the same School.