Rajan Bhambroo received his Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from PEC University of Technology, followed by a Master of Technology (M.Tech.) Degree in Corrosion Science Engineering from The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. After working for a chemical company in Japan, he came to the U.S. and obtained another Masters Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from The University of Michigan Ann Arbor. Currently, he works as a Materials Engineer at Tenneco Inc., with a strong emphasis on material characterization and corrosion testing of components which are formed from a variety of materials such as stainless steels, aluminum alloys, cast irons, and alloy steels. Stainless Steel World Americas asked the expert several questions to gain insight on the role of material characterization in terms of testing, corrosion, and more. Readers are encouraged to send their questions to the editor to be featured in an upcoming Q & A article.