Aniket Dutt is a first year Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Mechanical engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He obtained his master’s degree (2012) in Materials Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He completed PhD in Materials Science and Engineering at University of North Texas, USA (2017). He conduted research in structural materials, focused on enhancing the mechanical properties via design of microstructure. He moved to Pittsburgh in September 2017 and started working as Postdoctoral Associate. At the University of Pittsburgh, Aniket’s research focuses on enhancing the mechanical properties of additive manufacturing of structural materials including steel, superalloy, etc., via Materials by Design. In his free time, he likes to travel, listen to music, cook and exploring the restaurants of Pittsburgh. He looks forward to serving as the Communication Chair for UPPDA.