Sohel Anwar is currently an Associate Professor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in the department of mechanical engineering. His is also the chair of the graduate education and research committee and Director of the Mechatronics Research Laboratory. After receiving his Ph.D from the University of Arizona, he worked for Caterpillar, Inc. in Illinois and Ford Motor Company in Michigan as a Senior R & D Engineer for about nine years before joining IUPUI. He holds twelve US patents and has published over eighty-five technical papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. Sohel was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and advises OBAT Helpers in its educational projects aimed at improving the lives of the camp residents.