Dr. Indu B Mishra has a Ph. D. in Chemistry and Engineering from the University of Southern California. His graduate dissertation was Chemistry of Pentaborane under the guidance of late Professor Anton B Burg. Over the years he has worked on separation of uranium from vanadium, organotin compounds, and metallocarboranes as combustion catalysts, polymers as fuels for solid propellants, azides and tetrazoles as inflators for airbags culminating in study of metal oxide nanotubes. Dr. Mishra has been a professor in India, Brazil and Howard & Johns Hopkins universities in the U.S.A. He has worked in private industry as a research scientist for Talley industries of Arizona and Olin Corporation.