Chandrabhas Narayana is a Professor with Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit, at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore (JNCASR). After receiving his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc),he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Cornell University, NY, on Metallic Hydrogen. Dr. Narayana then joined JNCASR as an Assistant Professor in 1998. His research group is mainly interested in materials physics and chemistry, broadly looking at the optical, structural and mechanical properties of materials at the microscopic levels under extreme pressures or temperature. Prof. Narayana has been recognized through various awards such as the Sir C.V. Raman Young Scientist Award, Materials Research Society of India, Bronze Medal. He is a fellow of National Academy of Sciences, India.