Anirudha Sumant is a Materials Scientist at Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory and leading the research on nanocarbon materials including CVD-diamond, carbon nanotube, graphene as well as other 2D materials. The central theme of his research direction at CNM is on developing energy efficient systems based on nanocarbon materials. He has more than 22 years of research experience in the synthesis, characterization and developing applications of carbon based materials. His main research interests include electronic, mechanical and tribological properties of carbon based materials and other 2D materials, surface chemistry, micro/ nano-scale tribology, and micro-nanofabrication. He is the author and co-author of more than 120 peer reviewed journal publications, 2 book chapters, and has 22 granted patents, 15 pending. The list of his awards include four R&D 100 awards, NASA Tech Brief Magazine Award, three TechConnect National Innovation Awards, and Pinnacle of Education Award from Board of Governors of UChicago/Argonne LLC. He recently co-developed a nanotechnology educational kit “Next Gen STEM kit” for high school students in collaboration with United Scientific Supplies Inc. He has presented his research via numerous invited/keynote talks. His research in diamond materials helped in the formation of several start-up companies including NCD Technologies Inc. Bio-Oxidative Solutions Inc. He is a member of MRS, STLE and AVS.