Dr. Padmanabhan Predeep is currently Professor of Physics at the National Institute of Technology Calicut, a premier public sector Institute of National Importance for technical education and research in India. It belongs to Mavelikara, a small town in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Besides having a long innings - spanning almost three decades- in teaching physics at various levels and advising an appreciable number of doctoral theses, he possess a remarkable research profile too. He has more than 150 scientific publications including books and book chapters and six patents to his credit, Professor Predeep’s recent research interests are Unconventional Electronics and Photonics and he is actively engaged in developing hitherto unknown micro applications for natural rubber and other elastomers in organic electronics and photonics. He made a land mark achievement in this connection when he recently reported for the first time the synthesis of intrinsically conducting natural rubber nanoparticles. One of his major concerns other than research pursuits is the social impact of science and technology, on environment and marginalized social groups and the imbalances thereupon in the distribution of its fruits and adverse impacts on these stake holders.