Protap K. Mahanta was born in Dinajpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He received BS and MS degree in Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering (APECE) from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and M.E. in Electrical Engineering from University of Idaho, Idaho, USA. As part of his master’s thesis, he conducted research on Carbon nanomaterial based VLSI interconnects at University of Dhaka. During the M.E program, he worked on signal and power integrity of high speed, ultra-low power, thin and dense microelectronic chip/package/system endowed by Micron Technology, Inc. He was also the recipient of the Sumitomo Scholarship, an outstanding academic excellence award from the Sumitomo Corporation, Japan, during his study at University of Dhaka. In Fall 2017, he has joined in Prof. Ronald Coutu’s MEMS and Advanced Microsystems research group in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Marquette University, Milwaukee, to pursue his Ph.D degree. His current research is focused on the physics, design, fabrication and testing of micro contact of RF MEMS switch.