Parijat Sengupta received his PhD in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, in December 2013 where he primarily worked on the electronic structure of materials and focused on topological insulators for his dissertation. Following his PhD, he joined the computational materials group at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in January 2014 as a postdoctoral research associate and was involved in modeling of defects in nuclear materials using ab-initio principles and molecular dynamics. He moved to the Photonics Center at Boston University (BU) in March 2015 as a postdoctoral research associate and is currently working on light-matter interaction and spin-thermal transport in topological insulators and 2D materials. At BU, he has also investigated electron transport in disordered medium within a Monte-Carlo framework. Prior to joining Purdue University, he was employed with NVidia Corp., Santa Clara, as a product engineer. He is currently with Intel Corp. Chandler. AZ.