Biographical sketch Fernando Fraternali is Professor of Structural Mechanics in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Salerno (Diciv), Italy. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Salerno, and a Ph.D. in Multiscale Mechanics from King's College London. F. Fraternali has participated as a PI or co-PI in various research projects funded by the Italian National Research Council, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Italy-USA scientific cooperation), and US research agencies. He is PI of the Research Project of National Relevance “Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures” granted by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research for the years 2019 –2022 (MIUR Prin project 2017J4EAYB). In the University of Salerno, Prof. Fernando Fraternali serves as Rectory Deputy to Graduate Programs for the Scientific Area; as Coordinator of the PhD Course on “Risk and Sustainability in Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering Systems”; and as Delegate to Research and Doctorate Affairs of Diciv. Most of his research work concerns multiscale modeling and simulation of solids and structures, the nonlinear dynamics of materials and structures, and the design and engineering of tensegrity systems at multiple scales. Prof. Fraternali was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship for the academic year 2005/06 and has been Visiting Professor at the Graduate Aerospace Laboratories of the California Institute of Technology since September 2005 (several periods), and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA. Recently, he has been listed in the database of 100,000 top scientists published in the Plos Biology article “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” (since 2017 until present, last update August 2021); among the Top Italian Scientists, Area: Engineering-Mechanics (http://www.topitalianscientists.org); and has received the "Major Contributions to Tensegrity Systems Research" Award from the Texas A&M Laboratory on Tensegrity Systems (April 2018); the “Bdr2017 Award – Category Green Economy” for the University of Salerno spin-off Newmatt within the Startup Competition on Innovation and Entrepreneurship “Borsa della Ricerca 2017” (Fisciano, May 2017), and the"2015 Hetenyi Award" from the Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. (Bethel, CT 06801, USA). Prof. Fraternali is Associate Editor of Mechanics Research Communications (Elsevier, ISSN: 0093-6413), Frontiers in Materials (Frontiers Publishing, ISSN: 2296-8016) and Ingegneria Sismica - International Journal of Earthquake Engineering (Patron Editore, ISSN: 0393-1420). He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Curved and Layered Structures (De Gruyter Open, ISSN: 2353-7396), Science and Engineering of Composite Materials (De Gruyter Open, ISSN: 2191-0359), and the World Journal of Engineering (Emerald Publishing, ISSN: 1708-5284). F. Fraternali is Guest Editor of the special issues: "Multi-Scale Modeling and Characterization of Innovative Materials and Structures", Mechanics Research Communications, Volume 58, Pages 1-156 (June 2014); "Composite Lattices and Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures", Composites Part B: Engineering (Elsevier, ISSN: 1359-8368), Volume 115, Pages 1-504 (15 April 2017); “Multiscale lattices and composite materials: Optimal design, modeling and characterization”, Frontiers in Materials (August 2019, doi: 10.3389/fmats.2019.00199); "Advances in Mechanical Metamaterials and Smart Structures", Mechanics Research Communications, Volume 107, 2020, 103531 (July 2020); “Nanomaterials: Multiscale Innovative Materials and Structures” (MDPI, ISSN: 2079-4991, January 2022, doi:10.3390/nano12010096); "Recent Advances on Multiscale Engineered Metamaterials and Structures", Mechanics Research Communications, in preparation.