Prof. G.P. Das is a condensed matter physicist and a materials scientist working as a senior professor in the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) in Kolkata. His research interests span a wide cross-section encompassing electronic structure and properties of various kinds of alloys, interfaces, clusters, and nanostructured materials. He has been working on hydrogen storage materials, spintronics materials, and 2-dimensional nanostructures beyond graphene. He has authored and co-authored more than 150 research publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters etc. Prof. Das served as visiting scientist in Max Planck Institute Stuttgart (Germany), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (USA), Institute of Materials Research, Sendai (Japan). He has spearheaded a number of national and international programmes and initiatives, such as the Asian Consortium for Computational Materials Science (ACCMS), Asian Hydrogen Storage Initiative, a Coordinated Research Programme on Spintronics materials etc. He is recipient of several awards, including the ACCMS award in 2013 and the Materials Research Society (MRSI) silver jubilee award in 2014.