ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kashmiri Lal Mittal was employed by the IBM Corporation from 1972 through 1993 Currently, he is teaching and consulting worldwide in the broad areas of adhesion as well as surface cleaning. He has received numerous awards and honors including the title of doctor honoris causa from Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland. He is the editor of more than 130 books dealing with adhesion measurement, adhesion of polymeric coatings, polymer surfaces, adhesive joints, adhesion promoters, thin films, polyimides, surface modification surface cleaning, and surfactants. Dr. Mittal is also the Founding Editor of the journal Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives.
Wei-Sheng Lei is a senior technologist at Applied Materials, Inc. on developing advanced technologies and high-value, high-volume manufacturing equipment solutions for laser precision materials engineering applications. He holds a PhD in materials science from Harbin Institute of Technology of China and a Dr. rer. nat. degree in solid mechanics from RWTH Aachen University of Germany. Dr. Lei is the co-inventor of over 100 patents in the US and other countries, and has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.