Subhash Risbud is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California in Davis. Following undergraduate studies (1964-69) in Metallurgical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai he obtained the M.S. degree at UC-Berkeley in 1971 and worked for three years at Stanford and GTE-Sylvania before returning to Berkeley to complete his Ph.D. in 1976. During 1976 to 1990 he held faculty positions at the University of Nebraska, Lehigh University, University Illinois-Urbana Champaign (where he received tenure), and the University of Arizona-Tucson. Upon joining the UC-Davis faculty in 1990 Risbud has actively collaborated with colleagues worldwide on projects ranging from photonics-electronics engineering to biotechnology, nanoscience and computer modeling to environmental effects on human health. Parallel with outstanding teaching and research, his administrative repertoire includes leadership roles as Department Chair. His prolific academic record includes over 300 publications, numerous invited conference presentations, and the widely used textbook  on Ceramic Phase Equilibria (co-authored with the late Cliff Bergeron). Risbud has worked on quantum dots in glasses, sol-gel processing and structural probes for amorphous solids. His current interests include nanoporous ceramics for energy applications, creation of architected pores in glass and ceramic powders and the study of fluid flow in through nanochannel tubes formed by spark plasma sintered and electrophoretically deposited ceramic materials. Throughout his 45 years in academia, he has remained committed to the education of ceramic engineers and scientists and promoting their career goals.