Pradeep Fulay is an internationally renowned STEM researcher and educator with 35 years of experience in research and research administration. Pradeep earned his B.Tech and M.Tech degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. He earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson. Pradeep is an elected Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. His interdisciplinary research in electronic, magnetic, and photonic materials has been the subject of many peer-reviewed publications, patents, and textbooks. He currently serves as a Program Director (PD) for the Convergence Accelerator program in the newly established Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate. In the Convergence Accelerator program, Pradeep is the lead Program Director for the Quantum Technology track. In addition, Pradeep is leading the launch of a brand-new Convergence Accelerator track focused on enhancing the quality of life of persons with disabilities (PWD).