Dr. Thomas Thundat is a professor of Empire Innovation at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He is also a Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate professor at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also a Distinguished Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and Centenary Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was a research group leader and a Corporate Fellow of the Oak Ridge National Lab until 2010. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the State University of New York at Albany. He is the author of over 400 publications in refereed journals, 45 book chapters, and 40 patents. Dr. Thundat is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Electrochemical Society (ECS), the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the SPIE, American Society of Biomedical and Biological Engineers (AIMBE), and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Dr. Thundat’s research is currently focused on developing new concepts in nanomechanical sensing, energy conversion, electrical energy transmission using single wire, and novel concepts for charge separation and storage.