Dr. Dhanada Kanta Mishra is an academic administrator of proven reputation. A graduate of NIT, Trichy in civil engineering, he obtained his Masters degree in Structural Engineering from University of Oklahoma at Norman and Ph. D. in Civil Engineering Materials from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Subsequently he worked for the R&D division of Associated Cement Companies Ltd. and for Rocla Technology in Sydney Australia. More recently he has worked for KIIT University as its first Dean – R&D and Principal of JITM in Paralakhemundi. He is also founder chairman of Human Development Foundation. Besides publishing widely in national and international literature, Dr. Mishra has guided several students for their projects. While he was himself a NTS scholarship holder and awarded with the Chi-epsilon honours at University of Oklahoma, the student team under his guidance won the Mondialogo international award instituted by UNESCO and Daimler-chrysler two years in running for outstanding appropriate technology innovations. He is also involved in a number of socio-development activities in particular promoting use of technology for social development.