Bharat Bhushan received an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1971, an M.S. in mechanics and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1973 and 1976, respectively, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, NY in 1980, Doctor Technicae from the University of Trondheim at Trondheim, Norway in 1990, a Doctor of Technical Sciences from the Warsaw University of Technology at Warsaw, Poland in 1996, and Doctor Honouris Causa from the Metal-Polymer Research Institute of National Academy of Sciences at Gomel, Belarus in 2000. He is a registered professional engineer (mechanical). He is presently an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering as well as the Director of the Nanotribology Laboratory for Information Storage and MEMS/NEMS at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He is an internationally recognized expert of tribology on the macro- to nanoscales, and is one of the most prolific authors. He is considered by some a pioneer of the tribology and mechanics of magnetic storage devices and a leading researcher in the fields of micro/nanotribology using scanning probe microscopy and micro/nanotechnology. He has authored five technical books, 36 handbook chapters, more than 400 technical papers in referred journals, and more than 60 technical reports, edited more than 25 books, and holds 10 U.S. patents. He is founding editor-in-chief of World Scientific Advances in Information Storage Systems Series, CRC Press Mechanics and Materials Science Series, and Journal of Information Storage and Processing Systems (from 2002, renamed as Microsystem Technologies: MEMS, Systems for Information Storage and Processing). He has given more than 225 invited presentations on five continents and more than 60 keynote/plenary addresses at major international conferences.