Dr. Sanjeev Kumar has been working as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India, since August 2021. Prior to this position, he served as Senior Researcher at CDL-IPE, Technical University of Vienna, Austria, from June 2018 to July 2021. Dr, Kumar also served as a Postdoc Researcher on the FWF project at IMAT, TU Graz, Austria, from May 2017–April 2018. He obtained his Ph.D. and MTech degrees in Welding Metallurgy from IIT Roorkee, India, while also obtaining a BTech in Mechanical Engineering from AKGEC-GZB UPTU, Lucknow, India. His primary research interest is welding, thermomechanical processing, and material design. He has published one book and more than thirty-eight research papers in recognized international journals, conferences, and books.