Sudipta Seal is a Professor in AMPAC and the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, at the University of Central Florida. He is also serving as a Nanoinitiative Coordinator for UCF. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Wisconsin followed by a M.S. from University of Sheffield, UK. In 1990 he finished his undergraduate studies at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT India) in metallurgical & materials engineering. After obtaining his Ph.D. he joined Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley as a post doctoral fellow. He is on the editorial board of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Reviews in Advanced Materials, Chair of the surface engineering sector for The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (JOM), on the review board of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. He has years of teaching and research experience in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology and almost ten years in the area of materials processing and surface engineering. His projects are funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Health, Office of Naval Research, NASA and many Industries. He has published more than 160 refereed research papers, books, and book chapters in the area of surface science and engineering and nanotechnology. He has also delivered more than 50 invited lectures and 210 research presentations in the U.S. and abroad. He is the recipient of the 2002 ONR Young Investigator Award and Distinguished ASM-IIM lecturer Award from ASM (2003), as well as a Japan Society of Promotion Science Fellow (2004), and an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow (2005-2006). He is an active member of ASM, TMS, MRS, ECS, and AVS.