Vikas Nandwana is an award-winning researcher/inventor in the field of functional nanomaterials. With more than 40 journal articles, book chapters, and 7 patents under his belt, Vikas has been invited to speak at various international conferences and symposiums and his work has been cited all around the world in more than 50 countries. He serves as a reviewer, panelist, judge, and mentor of various scientific societies, science clubs, and international scientific journals. Vikas is particularly interested in applied research-led entrepreneurship that can convert laboratory bench invention into commercialized technologies. Vikas is deeply committed and involved in various mentoring and outreach activities.