Debashish Bhattacharjee is the Group Director, Research and Development, Tata Steel. He joined Tata Steel in 1996 after completing his PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, and carried out post doctoral research with Rolls Royce University Technology Centre in Cambridge. Between 1996 and 2001 he worked in R&D, Process Metallurgy Group and Technical Services Flat Products. After a second post doctoral at the University of Birmingham between 2001 and 2002, he returned to Tata Steel as Chief R&D and took up his current responsibilities in 2003. Dr Bhattacharjee has more than 30 international publications and has 5 patents, along with his colleagues, from his work in Tata Steel in the areas of products, coatings and hydrogen harvesting. He was awarded the Metallurgist of Year Award by the Ministry of Steel in 2004. He is also an AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bengal Engineering and Science University. Recently, the Institution of Engineers awarded him a plaque in recognition of his contribution to the field of Metallurgy and Materials Science.