Prof. Sukumar Basu, Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry in 1973 from IIT Kharagpur, India, earned post doctoral research experience in the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Vienna, Austria (1972-1974) and in Max Planck Institute for Carbon Research, Muelheim/Ruhr, Germany (1975-1978). In 1979 he joined IIT Kharagpur as a faculty member of Materials Science Center. He spent one year (1995-96) in the State University of Milan as an ICTP senior research fellow. He also spent 3 months (2000) in the Institute of Atom Research, Science City, Tsukuba, Japan as JSPS fellow. He was the foreign expert of the evaluation committee of the Singapore-MIT research alliance of the National University of Singapore (NUS). He also served as the member of the expert committee of the National Program on Smart Materials (NPSM) and the project evaluation committee of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. Prof. Basu was the joint investigator of an India-Sweden Research Program funded by Swedish Research Council (SRC) during 2008-2010 and he visited Linkoping University, Sweden. He was a joint investigator of an India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) collaborative Research Program involving IIT Kharagpur, India, Sao Paolo University, Brazil and Cape Town University, S. Africa for the period 2011 and 2014. At present he is Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Physics & Materials Science, Jaypee University of Information Technology, India.