Dr. Awadesh Kumar Mallik is a ceramic engineer from the University of Calcutta, India, who is currently a materials researcher. He started growing CVD diamond at the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore laboratory during his master’s thesis project for the development of vacuum tribology coatings for the Indian Space Research Organisation. He continued his scientific journey of making ceramic components for high-power electron tubes at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research laboratory CGCRI as part of a national mission for the international fusion energy ITER program. He has executed and delivered several national and international projects. His research interests include diamond materials, thin films and coatings, CVD, PVD, tribology, bioceramics, ceramic membranes, fuel cells and batteries, ceramic powder processing, and materials science in general. He obtained a Ph.D. graduate from Jadavpur University, India, and completed an FWO postdoctoral research fellowship at Hasselt University, Belgium. He has published forty peer-reviewed articles and presented many papers at international conferences.