Kaushik Kumar, B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering, REC [Now NIT], Warangal), MBA (Marketing, IGNOU) and PhD (Engineering, Jadavpur University), is presently Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has 17 years of teaching & research experience and over 11 years of industrial experience in a manufacturing unit of global repute. His areas of teaching and research interest are CAD/CAM, quality management systems, optimization, non-conventional machining, rapid prototyping and composites. He has 9 patents, 28 books, 15 edited books, 43 book chapters, 136 international journal publications, 21 international and 8 national conference publications to his credit. He is on the editorial board and review panel of 7 international and 1 national journals of repute. He has been felicitated with many awards and honours.