R K Pandey is currently a Professor of Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. There until two years ago he was the inaugural holder of the endowed Ingram Professorship. Before joining at TSU in 2008 he served at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX for 20 years (1977-97) and at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL for another 10 years (1997-2007). He is a Professor Emeritus of both these universities. He is a researcher of international stature with recognized contributions in Electroceramics, high temperature superconductivity and magnetism. In the last five years, he has pioneered the fields of “Varistor-transistor hybrid devices” and “Varistor dependent magnetic sensors.” He is the lead inventor for 10 US patents. He has published extensively in national and international scientific journals, has travelled abroad for presenting invited lectures and seminars and has received multiple teaching and research awards.