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.
Jerome Tignon obtained his PhD at ENS/SU in Paris in 1996 and his postdoctoral studies at LBNL (Berkeley, CA) in the Chemla group (1996-98). In 1998 he joined the LPA lab at ENS where he first developed the activity on coherent and non-linear optics for investigating the dynamics of electronic excitations in semiconductor nanostructures. Starting in 2005, Jerome Tignon created the “ultra-fast THz spectroscopy group” at ENS. He developed the study of the dynamics of THz-quantum cascade lasers, spin excitations in diluted semimagnetic semiconductors, and carbon-based structures. He is the author of over 100 publications and holds 3 patents.