Baratunde A. Cola is a mechanical engineering Ph.D student at Purdue University under the direct advice of Dr. Timothy S. Fisher and Dr. Xianfan Xu. He received his B.E and M.S. in mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt University in 2002 and 2004 respectively. Currently, Baratunde is an Intel Fellow and Purdue Doctoral Fellow. He resides in the Birck Nanotechnology Center were his research interests include carbon nanotube and nanomaterial synthesis and applications and thermal characterization.