Santosh K. Kurinec is a Professor of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). She is a Fellow of IEEE and a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences. She received PhD degree in Physics from the University of Delhi, India, and worked as a Scientist at National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi. She joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Prior to joining RIT, she was Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Florida State University/Florida A & M University College of Engineering in Tallahassee, FL. Her current research activities include advanced integrated circuit materials and processes, memory, ferroelectrics, and photovoltaics. She received the 2012 IEEE Technical Field Award for integrating research in teaching to prepare microelectronic engineers for future challenges. She was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame in 2018.