Mrityunjay Singh, PhD, FASM, FACerS, FAAAS, is Chief Scientistat Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, and isactively involved in various activities related to processing,manufacturing, joining and attachment technologies. He isAcademician of World Academy of Ceramics and Governor of ActaMaterialia, Inc. He has authored or coauthored more than twohundred thirty publications, edited forty two books/journalvolumes, and holds several patents and technology transfers toindustries. He is recipient of numerous (more than forty) nationaland international awards from all over the world including fourR&D 100 awards, NASA Public Service Medal, and NASA ExceptionalSpace Act Award for outstanding and extraordinary contributions tovarious NASA programs. Tatsuki Ohji, PhD, FACerS, is the Prime Senior ResearchScientist at Japan's National Institute of Advanced IndustrialScience and Technology (AIST). His research interests includecharacterization of ceramics, ceramic composites and porousmaterials, design of advanced ceramics, and green ceramicmanufacturing. He has authored or coauthored more than 320scientific papers and nine books, and holds more than fortypatents. He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society,Academician of the World Academy of Ceramics, a Governor of ActaMaterialia, Inc., and editorial board member of many internationaljournals. Rajiv Asthana, PhD, FASM, is a professor at the University ofWisconsin-Stout where he teaches in the manufacturing engineeringand engineering technology programs. His research interests includeceramic/metal joining, high-temperature capillarity and castmetal-matrix composites. He is the author or coauthor of four booksand 150 refereed papers, an Associate Editor of Journal ofMaterials Engineering & Performance, guest editor and editorialboard member of several refereed journals, and a fellow of ASMInternational. Sanjay Mathur, PhD, is professor at the Institute of InorganicChemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany. The major researchthrust of his group include chemical synthesis of functionalnanostructures and their processing for product and deviceapplications. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at theSaarland University, where he accomplished his Habilitation. He hasauthored or coauthored over 150 publications, edited a book, holdsseveral patents, and is and Associate Editor of InternationalJournal of Applied Ceramic Technology and Nanomaterials.