Indranath Dutta is Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University (WSU), where he also served as Director of the Materials Science and Engineering Program during 2010-2014 and Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture during 2011-2013. He received a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) in 1983, a M.S. from Case Western Reserve University in 1985, and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. Prior to joining WSU, he was Professor of Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School (1988-2008). He has held visiting positions at the Air Force Research Laboratory (1995), the University of Oxford (1996), MOTOROLA (2000), INTEL Corporation (2001), and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2008). He is a Fellow of ASM International. Prof. Dutta's current research is in the area of multi-physics phenomena in multi-component materials systems, with emphasis on materials for microelectronics and meso-to-nanoscale electrically-activated manufacturing processes.