Manoj Choudhary is a member of Senior Technical Staff at Owens Corning’s Science & Technology Center in Granville, Ohio. He obtained his doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT he received the Falih N. Darmara Award for excellence in academic performance, research, and extra-curricular activities. He received his MS in Chemical Engineering from State University of New York in Buffalo, and B. Tech. (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. At IIT he was awarded the Professor S. K. Nandi Gold Medal for being the “best all rounder” Chemical Engineering student and the Institute Silver Medal for securing the first rank in the Chemical Engineering class of 1974. After post-doctoral research at MIT, Dr. Choudhary joined Owens-Corning in 1982.