Dr. S. R. Dhakate, obtained his M. Sc. (Physics) in first division from Nagpur University, Nagpur in 1991. He obtained his Ph. D. in the year 2002 from Department of Physics and Astrophysics, Delhi University. Delhi. He joined NPL as scientist B in 1992 in Physics and Engineering of Carbon. Currently he is Senior Principal Scientist and Head of Physics and Engineering of Carbon group in NPL. He is working on various forms of carbon materials for structural and energy applications such as Carbon fibers, Carbon and polymer foams, Carbon-carbon composites, Electrospun nanofibers, Graphene, Polymer nanocomposites etc. He published so for 80 research papers in various International repute journals and five patents in his credit. He is also author of book entitled, Electrospinning: A practical approach to nanofibers new era of research. He is also author of one book chapter. He is receipt of Advanced Material letters Scientist award 2011. He is the receipt of JICA fellowship, JSPS fellowship, JSPS Bridge fellowship of Japan Government and worked in Osaka National Research Institute, National Aerospace Laboratory (JAXA) and The University of Tokyo for more than Two years time. He is also a visiting fellow to Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Presently, he is also Senior Editor of Journal of Nanoscience Letters. He is supervising M. Tech and Ph.D. students.