Dr. Arvind Agarwal is the Chairman and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) at the Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1999 and B. Tech. and M. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur in 1993 and 1995, respectively. His current research interests include graphene and Boron Nitride nanotube (BNNT) reinforced composites and coatings, thermal spray, surface engineering, spark plasma sintering (SPS), nanomechanics and nanotribology, biomaterials and nanomechanics of cells and tissues. He has published over 274 technical articles, which includes 224 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book and 7 edited books.