Sandipan Pramanik received his BE degree in Electrical Engineering from Bengal Engineering and Science University (India) in 2001. He received MSc (2003) and PhD (2006) degrees, both in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA. He spent six months as a post-doctoral associate at Virginia Commonwealth University before joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta in August 2007 as an Assistant Professor. His research involves several areas in nanotechnology such as fabrication of novel nanostructures, spin polarized transport and spin coherence in nanoscale devices and modeling spin based devices. He has published numerous articles and book chapters in these areas and has given invited presentations at various international conferences. He is the recipient of Leadership and Services award (2006, 2007 at Virginia Commonwealth University), Phi Kappa Phi graduate student scholarship (2006) and the Disruptive Technology Challenge award (TRLabs, 2009).