Dr. Amar Patnaik is currently working as an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India. His area of specialization is composite materials, including bio-composites. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience and has taught a broad spectrum of courses related to mechanical engineering. Dr. Patnaik has guided 19 Ph.D.’s successfully and several M. Tech. theses in the area of composite materials, Wear and friction and Material Characteristics. He has published more than 150 research papers in national and international journals, written 5 chapters in different books and filed 7 patents. Dr. Patnaik has delivered more than 30 lectures as a Guest invite in different institutions and organisation. Dr. Patnaik is a life member of Tribology Society of India, Electron Microscope Society of India and ISTE.