Partha Banerjee is professor and director of electro-optics and professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) at the University of Dayton (UD), Dayton, Ohio, USA. From 2000-2005, he was chair of ECE at UD. Prior to UD, he was with the University of Alabama in Huntsville from 1991–2000 and with Syracuse University from 1984-2001. He received his MS and PhD from the University of Iowa in 1980 and 1983, respectively. His areas of research interest are photorefractives, digital holography, metamaterials, nonlinear optics, and acousto-optics. To date he has coauthored 5 textbooks, over 125 journal papers, and over 150 conference papers. He is a fellow of SPIE, OSA, and IoP (FInstP), and senior member of IEEE.