B.K. DATTA (Ph.D.) is Former Senior Faculty at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He has over forty years of teaching and research experience. Dr. Datta has also co-authored a book on Material Science and published many articles in national/international journals. He is a founder member of the Powder Metallurgical Association of India (PMAI), life member of the Indian Institute of Metals (IIM) and a member of The Institution of Engineers (India).