Dr. Soumyo Mukherji did his B.Tech. in Instrumentation Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur); MS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University (Fort Collins, USA) and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, USA). After his Ph.D. he joined IIT Bombay in 1997, where he is now a professor in the department of Biosciences and Bioengineering . He was the head of the Centre for Research in Nanotechnology and Sciences at IIT Bombay from 2010-2013, and is currently the dean of Student Affairs at IIT Bombay. His research interests are in sensors and instruments for widescale deployment in resource constrained locales for environmental and medical applications, mobile health, security, etc., and instrumentation in general. He is associated with a large number of projects of national importance, and is a PI in quite a few of them.