Dr. Basanta Bhaduri is a postdoctoral research associate at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. in Optics and Opto-electronics from Calcutta University, India. He also received B.Sc. in Physics from Calcutta University. He obtained his PhD in Physics (Applied Optics) in 2007 from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Australia for 1 year and in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore for 2 years. Before joining UIUC in June, 2011, he was working as an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Physics, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum, India. He has published more than 60 papers in international journals and conferences and contributed a book chapter. He is a full member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society and National Postdoctoral Association (NPA).