Safa Kasap is currently a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Electronic Materials and Devices in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, specializing in amorphous semiconductors and chalcogenide glasses. In 1996 he was awarded the D.Sc. (Engineering) from London University for his research contributions to materials science in electrical engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Materials.