I have been quite intrigued by the wonderful ways in which materials behave under changing environmental and stress conditions and how the behavior gets modified with decreasing dimensions. I obtained my Bachelor and Master of Engineering degrees in Materials Engineering from Jadavpur University, India (Bronze Medal, First Class with Honors), and Indian Institute of Science, India (Batch Topper, First Class with Distinction) respectively. To further understand material mechanics, I started pursuing my PhD in Aerospace Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US and was awarded H. S. Stillwell Fellowship. I along with Prof. Chasiotis successfully wrote a proposal to purchase an ultrafast camera with over a million fps. My research focuses on unraveling the relationship between structure and property in piezoelectric and metallic thin films. My research interests include experimenting at micro and nanoscale with microsecond temporal resolution for MEMS applications. I am well-versed with SEM, FIB, AFM, XRD.