Professor S. M. Shivaprasad is the Director of the Karnatka Satae Higher Education Academy at Dharwad and also a Senior Scientist and Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bengaluru. He did his Graduation, Post-Graduation and PhD in Physics from Karnatak University, Dharwad. Prof. Shivaprasad has worked as visiting scientist at IIT-Delhi, Sussex-UK, NIST and Rutgers University-USA, University of Ulm in Germany & Tohoku University, Japan. He was a Senior Scientist at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi for two decades before jioing JNCASR. He has published 300 research paper in International Journals and authoured/edited three monographs. He is the recipient of the CSIR Young Scientist Award from the President of India, Raja Ramanna State Govt. Senior Scientits Award. The MRSI Medal, Superconductivity and Material Science Prize and Distingushed Lectureship Award, the CNR Rao Oration Award, Honorary Doctorate form VSK University, CSIR-NPL Outstanding Scientists Award, etc. He has been the Indian Representative to the International Union of Vaccum Science Technology Applications, USA, World Materials Research Institutions Forum, Japan and Europe-India Cooperation for Nanotechnology, Netherlands. He is also the Vice President for Material Reseach Socienty of India (MRSI), India.