Hem Datt Panday received his doctoral degree in Physics from IIT Delhi after obtaining his Bachelor and postgraduate degrees in Physics from Agra University. His research interests include Laser Plasma Interaction, R.F. Heating of Plasmas and Free Electron Lasers. He has guided two Ph.Ds. and published 40 research papers in national and international journals of repute. Prior to joining this Institute, Dr. Pandey was at the Research Institute of Electrical Communication, Sendai, Japan as a JSPS Post-doctoral Fellow and then University of Hull, England as Science Research Council Fellow to work in the area of high Power CO2(Carbon dioxide) Iasers. He has also worked at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore as CSIR scientist in pool.