Dr. Bharat Bhushan is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the College of Engineering, the Director of the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLBB), and affiliated faculty member with the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He holds two M.S., a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering/mechanics, an MBA, and two honorary and two semi-honorary doctorates. His research interests include fundamental studies with a focus on scanning probe techniques in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology, bio/nanomechanics and bio/nanomaterials characterization and applications to bio/nanotechnology, biomimetics, and science and technology policy. He served as a 2013-2014 ASME Science and Technology Fellow in the United States Congress. He has authored 8 scientific books, 90+ handbook chapters, 800+ scientific papers (h index–78+; ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science since 2007 and in Biology and Biochemistry since 2013; ISI Top 5% Cited Authors for Journals in Chemistry since 2011), and 60+ scientific reports. He has also edited 50+ books and holds 20 U.S. and foreign patents.