Dr. M. A. Bhatia is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to coming to WPI, Dr. Bhatia was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Arizona State University where he was working on thermal and mechanical stability of nanocrystalline Cu-Ta material which was published in nature journal. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in December 2014. His research interest is understanding the effect of defects on structure-property relationships in advanced materials such as magnesium and titanium alloys related to the aerospace, automotive and nuclear industries at different length scales. Dr Bhatia believes in having open class discussions and provide all required tools to develop vision and interest in students. In 2016, Dr. Bhatia was a recipient of “2016 TMS LMD Young Leader Professional Development Award”. In 2011, Dr. Bhatia received TMS Light Metals Magnesium, ‘Best Fundamental Research Paper Award’ for his work on predicting deformation and failure behavior in magnesium alloys using a multiscale modeling approach.