Professor Erasmo Carrera introduced the CUF (Carrera Unified Formulation) as a tool to build a new framework in which beam, plate, and shell theories can be developed for metallic and composite multilayered structures under mechanical, thermal, electrical, and magnetic loadings. He has authored some 500 publications, including books and international journal papers, with h-index of 38 (Scopus). He is a Highly Cited Researcher (top 100 Scientist) by Thompson Reuters in two sections, engineering and materials. During the last two decades, he has supervised tens of PhD and MSc students. Furthermore, he has recently coordinated two European Projects and organized two international conferences on composite structures. Carrera is the chief organizer of the next Italian Congress of aeronautics and astronautics.