Dr. Deepak Ganta received his M.S in Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Physics from Oklahoma State University. He is currently an Associate professor in Engineering at TAMIU. Before joining TAMIU, Dr. Ganta worked as a senior scientist at ngimat and as a post-doc at UIUC. His interdisciplinary research is in the area of micro/nanotechnology, flexible optoelectronics, soft robotics, e-textiles, energy conversion, and advanced materials analysis. He has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, including 24+ journal papers in journals including Materials Research Express, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electronics, Surface Science Spectra, Measurement Science and Technology, AIP Advances, Chemical Physics Letters, and J. Chem. Physics. He has contributed to three book chapters in Advances in Solar Energy Research. Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (Springer) and Advances in Nanotechnology. He secured grants from NSF, DoD and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. His research work earned both national and international media coverage. His biography was listed in Who's Who in America 2014 edition and he received the key scientific article honor from advances in engineering.