Dr. Mrityunjay Singh is Chief Scientist at Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, OH. He has been actively involved in various activities related to processing, manufacturing, integration, joining and attachment technologies, and characterization of advanced ceramics and composites, ultra high temperature ceramic composites, lightweight cellular ceramics, and high conductivity composites and foams for thermal management applications. He has also worked extensively on developing in space repair technologies for the thermal protection systems of the space shuttle orbiter. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Acta Materialia, Inc. and the Director of the American Ceramic Society. He is an Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics, Italy, and Fellow of the American Ceramic Society as well as ASM International and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is the recipient of more than fifty national and international awards, honorary doctorate, and many honorary professorships including four R&D 100 awards, FLC Technology Transfer award, NASA Public Service Medal, and Silver Snoopy Award. He has authored/co-authored more than two hundred fifty publications, ten reviews and book chapters, edited/co-edited more than fifty books/proceedings and journal volumes, holds several patents, and various technology transfers to industries. He has given numerous invited presentations at international conferences and workshops, government laboratories, universities, industries, and various forums all over the world.