Dr. Prasoon Diwakar is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nuclear Engineering at Purdue University. He received his B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Dr. Diwakar is a National Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Diwakar's research interests include laser-based diagnostics, plasma-particle interactions, plasma diagnostics, plasma spectroscopy, aerosol analysis and instrumentation, thermal sciences, and combustion diagnostics.