Dr. Siddhartha Panda is currently a Professor of Chemical Engineering, and a participating faculty in the Materials Science Programme, and the Coordinator of the National Centre for Flexible Electronics (NCFlexE), at IIT Kanpur. His research focuses on chemical sensors for healthcare applications and the accompanying transport, reactions, transductions and materials processing, utilizing silicon and flexible printable platforms. Prior to joining IIT Kanpur, he was a Staff/Advisory Engineer at the IBM Semiconductor R&D Center, New York, for over six years. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in 1999, an M.S. from the University of Cincinnati in 1995 and a B.Tech. from IIT Kharagpur in 1992, all in Chemical Engineering.