Erik Dick was born on December10, 1950 in Torhout, Belgium. He obtained a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Ghent University (Belgium) in 1973 and a Ph.D. in Computational Fluid Dynamics from the same university in 1980. From 1973 to 1991, he worked at Ghent University as researcher, senior researcher and research leader in the turbomachinery division of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He became associate professor of thermal turbomachines and propulsion at the University of Liège (Belgium), in July 1991. He returned to Ghent University in September 1992 as associate professor and became full professor in 1995, where he teaches turbomachines and computational fluid dynamics. His area of research is computational methods and turbulence and transition models for flow problems in mechanical engineering. He is author or co-author of about 120 papers in international scientific journals and about 220 papers at international scientific conferences. He is the recipient of the 1990 Iwan Akerman award for fluid machinery of the Belgian National Science Foundation and he is recipient of the 2002 Belgian Francqui Chair with a lecture series on simulation and modelling of complex flows at the University of Liège.