Prof. Prathap Haridoss has been a faculty in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, IIT Madras, since 2001. He has a B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Madras, and a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Before joining IIT Madras as faculty, he worked as a Senior Scientist at Plug Power a Fuel cell company in Latham New York. He has published papers in the areas of Carbon nanomaterials, Fuel Cells, Lithium ion batteries, semiconducting nanomaterials, and recycling of electronic waste. He also has three US patents in the area of PEM Fuel cells.