Narayan R. Joshi received his MSc in Electronics from Poona University, India. He received his MS and PhD in Mechanics and Materials Science from Johns Hopkins University, MD. He has worked as the Head of the Dual Engineering Degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Lamar University, TX, and Prairie View A&M University, TX. His academic teachings include elastic wave propagation, materials science, metallurgy, mechanical vibrations, and advanced non-destructive evaluation methods. His experimental research includes ultrasonics, acoustic emission, X-ray diffraction, and optical materials (lasers without inversion). Dr. Joshi has worked for General Electric, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Southwest Research Institute, and Texas Instruments. He has about 60 research publications to his credit. He is ASNT Level III in UT, PT, MT, and ET. He is a fellow of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing. He holds three patents.