Babak Anasori is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at Purdue School of Engineering and Technology in IUPUI. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the A. J. Drexel Nanomaterials Institute from 2016 to 2019. He received his PhD at Drexel University in 2014 in Materials Science and Engineering. Babak is one of the co-inventors of ordered double-transition metal MXenes, as a result of his postdoctoral research. His current research focuses on synthesis and characterizations of novel MXenes and their composites. He has co-authored over 100 refereed publications, most of them on MXenes, with citations of > 8500 and h-index of 44. Babak has received several national and international awards for his research and artistic way of presenting science including NSF/Science Visualization Challenge in 2011 and 2013, Diamond ranking in ACerS Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) in 2012, Materials Research Society (MRS) Postdoctoral Award in 2016, and Highly Cited Researcher on Web of Science in 2019. He has originated and organized multiple international student competitions, including NanoArtography and Science in Video (SciVid) in the MRS Fall Meetings. Babak is currently the chair of Early Career Professionals Subcommittee of MRS.