Professor Gautam Sen has been a geology professor and an experimentalist for three decades. His research projects took him from phase diagrams in the laboratory to fieldwork in the Caribbean, continental United States and Hawaii, and India. As a senior administrator in Higher Education and Research, he has served as Vice Provost of Research & Graduate Studies at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Program Manager in Oceanography at the US National Science Foundation; Associate Dean (Research & Facilities), Chairperson of Earth Sciences, and Director of Florida Center for Analytical Electron Microscopy at Florida International University. Professor Sen has been a member of many national and international committees/panels. He has supervised several post-doctoral fellows, Ph.D. students, and co-supervised numerous graduate and undergraduate students in geology and engineering. His research papers have appeared in Science, Nature, and various flagship journals in geology and materials science & engineering. He has also written textbooks, book chapters, and edited a monograph. His “moment of pride” is a cover article in Science on finding the deepest (excluding the earth’s Core) magma chamber on earth. Professor Sen has received several research awards and a prestigious Service Award from FIU. In 2012, he was awarded the “Glory of Bengal” award from Nonresident Overseas Association of Bengal (NROAB) for his contributions to the society-at-large.