Editorial Board


Kumar Gupta, Vijai

Biomass Valorisation, Microbial Engineering Biotechnologies, Enzyme and Bioprocessing Technologies, Bioactive Natural Products, and Functional Microbiome Dublin City University, Ireland


Professor Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta holds a doctoral degree in Microbiology. Currently, he is working as Prof (Asso) at the School of Biotechnology, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland. Before joining DCU, he worked as a Senior Fellow and Group Leader at the Center for Safe and Improved Foods & Biorefining and Advanced Materials Research Center, SRUC, Edinburgh, UK. His research focuses on developing advanced bioprocess & fermentation technologies to valorize available bioresources for the production of value-added biochemicals, bioproducts, and fuels and their potential to address the key challenges in agri-food-pharma-environment importance.

He served twice as the Secretary of the European Mycological Association. He is Visiting Professor at SCBG-China; MATE-Hungary; USTM-India. Dr Gupta is the Fellow of- Linnaean Society-UK; Mycological Society of India; Indian Mycological Association; Academy of Microbiological Sciences India; National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India; and National Academy of Biological Sciences India (Associate Fellow). He has received many awards including the Global Education Award 2013 from CCLP Worldwide; Distinguished Professorship-2017 of IFST-CAAS China; and Dr Christopher Augur Award 2018, Mexico.

He has several peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and books in his hands with author h-index 79, and i10-index 370. Also, he is the editor of a good few reputed journals, including Biotechnology Advances, Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Chemistry Letters, Microbial Cell Factories, Microbiome, Mycosphere, and listed among the World's top 2% of Scientists released by Stanford University, USA.

Senior Editor

Chisti, Yusuf

Biofuels, Biocatalysis, Bioprocess, Bioseparations, Bioreactor and photobioreactor, Environmental Engineering, Fermentation technology, Microalgal biotechnology Massey University, New Zealand


Yusuf Chisti is Professor of Biochemical Engineering in the School of Engineering, Massey University, New Zealand. Professor Chisti holds a MSc (Biochemical Engineering) degree from University of London, England, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Waterloo, Canada. He is a Chartered Engineer, CEng, and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE), UK. His previous appointments were with the University of Almería, Spain; Chembiomed Ltd, Edmonton, Canada; University of Waterloo, Canada; and The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria.

Professor Chisti has produced nearly 300 publications including a highly cited book (Airlift Bioreactors, Elsevier, 1989). He has lectured at nearly 200 conferences and other events worldwide. His research focuses on sustainable production of chemicals, materials and fuels through biotechnology. His research areas include bioreactor design, downstream bioseparations, microbial fermentations, enzyme technology, animal cell culture, bioremediation and bioconversion of wastes, and transport phenomena.
He sits on Editorial Boards of the following publications: Biotechnology AdvancesJournal of Biotechnology; Advanced Natural ProductsJournal of Applied PhycologyEncyclopedia of Bioprocess Technology: Fermentation, Biocatalysis, and Bioseparation (Wiley, New York, 1999); Encyclopedia of Industrial Biotechnology, Bioprocess, Bioseparation, and Cell Technology (Wiley, New York, 2010); BiofuelsEnvironmental Engineering and Management; and Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining

In 2006, Professor Chisti received a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania, in recognition of his many contributions to chemical and biological engineering. In 2014, Canada’s University of Waterloo awarded him its Engineering Alumni Achievement medal in the Academic Excellence category.

Professor Chisti’s expertise as a consultant is highly sought. He has assisted organizations and governments in nearly a dozen countries. 

Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi

Membranes, Gas processing, Advanced materials processing, Biofuels, Renewable Energies Advanced Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


Professor Ahmad Fauzi Ismail is the Founding Director of Advanced Membrane Technology Research Center (AMTEC), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). Professor Fauzi obtained a PhD. in Chemical Engineering in 1997 from University of Strathclyde and MSc. and BSc. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 1992 and 1989 respectively. He is the author and co-author of over 450 refereed journals. He has authored 3 books, 40 book chapters and 3 edited books, 3 Patents granted, 17 Patents pending. His h-index is 52 with cumulative citations of over 10,000 (Google Scholar).
He has won more than 120 awards and among the outstanding awards are the Malaysia Young Scientist Award in 2000; ASEAN Young Scientist Award in 2001; Two times winner of the National Intellectual Property Award (Patent Category), 2009 and (Product Category), 2013; Two times winner of National Innovation Award (Waste to Wealth Category), 2009 and (Product Category), 2011. Recently, he won National Academic Award (Innovation and Product Commercialization Category) on August 2013 and Malaysian Toray Science and Technology Foundation Award, on 28 November 2013.

He is a Fellow of The Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng) and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE). At present, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Desalination. Prof. Fauzi also served as the Editorial Board Members of Journal of Membrane Water Treatment, Jurnal Teknologi, Journal of Membrane Science and Research, Journal of Membrane and Separation Technology and the Advisory editorial board member of Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.

Professor Fauzi’s research focuses on development of polymeric, inorganic and novel mixed matrix membranes for water desalination, waste water treatment, gas separation processes, membrane for palm oil refining, photocatalytic membrane for removal of emerging contaminants, development of hemodialysis membrane and polymer electrolyte membrane for fuel cell applications. Professor Fauzi has involved extensively in R&D&C for multinational companies related to membrane-based processes for industrial application.

In 2013, Ministry of Education unanimously awarded him the Innovative Action Plan for Human Capital Development Tertiary Level award. On 4nd September 2014, he won The Merdeka Award for the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Category. Currently Prof. Fauzi is the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Ramakrishna, Seeram

Electrospinning and its applications in Energy, Environment and Health National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore


Professor Seeram Ramakrishna, FREng, Everest Chair is a world-renowned poly-disciplinary professor of materials at the National University of Singapore (https://cde.nus.edu.sg/mou-with-haulio-to-develop-smart-haulage-scheduler-copy/; https://www.linkedin.com/in/seeram-ramakrishna/).  He is a leading voice in Singapore’s sustainability development advocacy.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Springer NATURE Journal Materials Circular Economy (https://www.springer.com/journal/42824); Associate Editor of Elsevier Journal Circular Economy (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/circular-economy/editorial-board); Senior Editor of Biofuel Research Journal (https://www.biofueljournal.com/journal/editorial.board), and Advisory Board member of NPJ Urban Sustainability journal (https://www.nature.com/npjurbansustain/editors). He is the Director of Center for Nanotechnology and Sustainability. He is recognized among the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, and Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in materials science as well as cross-fields categories. His publications to date received an H-index of 182  and 162,658 citations (https://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?hl=en&user=a49NVmkAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate). He is a co-author of an award-winning book An Introduction to Circular Economy, and UNESCO Report Knowledge-driven Actions: Transforming Higher Education for Global Sustainability (https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000380519).  He is a point of contact for the Ministry of Sustainability and Environment (MSE) Singapore on the circular economy competency and skillsets.  He is a member of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) committee at the Singapore Institute of Directors (www.sid.org.sg). He is a member of ISO technical committee on Circular Economy.  He is the Dy Chairman of Sustainability Cluster at the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), and also an advisor to the IES Green Plan 2030.  He is the Chairman of the Plastics Recycling Center of Excellence at PRAS (www.pras.org.sg). He is a judge committee member for the MIT Technology Review – TR35 Asia Pacific.  He is an evaluation panel member for the $3 million Prize by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (https://www.circularsolutions.theallianceprize.org/evaluation); CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge 2023 (https://csxc.agorize.com/en/challenges/2023-edition/pages/about?lang=en); and Enterprise Singapore evaluation panel for the Startup SG Tech Scheme.  European Commission Director-General for Environment, Excellency Daniel Calleja Crespo said “Professor Seeram Ramakrishna should be praised for his personal engagement leading the reflections on how to develop a more sustainable future for all”. He received PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK; and TGMP from Harvard University, USA.

Associate Editor

Aghbashlo, Mortaza

Energy and Exergy Analyses, Renewable Energies University of Tehran, Iran


Dr. Mortaza Aghbashlo is an Associate Professor of University of Tehran. He received his MSc and PhD from the University of Tehran in 2008 and 2012, respectively. He also received the University of Tehran’s award for Excellence in Research in 2008 and 2012. He has co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters (h-index: 49, i10-index: 140). His research interest is primarily focused on thermodynamics modeling of renewable energy and bioproducts processing systems.

Karimi, Keikhosro

Biofuel, Biorefinary, Techno-economic analysis, Sustainability analysis, BioProcess conceptualization and development Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Professor Keikhosro Karimi is a distinguished figure in the field of Chemical Engineering, holding a Ph.D. and amassing nearly two decades of experience blending academic excellence with industrial acumen. With a ratio of 80% academic involvement and 20% industrial engagement, he brings a profound depth of knowledge and expertise to his endeavors. As a former professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Isfahan University of Technology, he spearheaded a vibrant research team comprising 5 postdoctoral scholars, 16 Ph.D. students, and 40 MSc students, all focused on Bioprocess and process engineering. Overseeing a diverse portfolio of 14 research projects, he was instrumental in every stage from ideation to project management, including proposal preparation, fund acquisition, and programming. Since September 2020, he has brought his talents to Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium, contributing significantly to various domains such as process development, simulation, techno-economic analysis, life cycle assessments, and sustainability analyses. With an impressive publication track record exceeding 250 papers in esteemed journals and an enviable h-index of 75, he has been recognized as one of the World's Top 2% Scientists (Stanford/Elsevier's Top 2% Scientist Rankings, 2020-2023).

Thakur, Vijay Kumar

Biorefining and Advanced Materials Scotland's Rural College, Scotland, UK


Vijay Kumar Thakur (VKT) is a Professor in New Products from Biomass and the Head of the Biorefining and Advanced Materials Research Centre at SRUC, UK. He also holds an Adjunct Professor position at Riga Technical University, Research School of Polymeric Materials, Jiangsu University, China; UPES; Shiv Nadar University and a Visitor at Cranfield University, UK. He did his postdoctoral study in Materials Science & Engineering at Iowa State University and received a Ph.D. in Polymers Science (2009). His expertise includes the synthesis of biobased monomers, biomaterials, functional biopolymers, and all aspects of biorefining and sustainable materials.  His group's current research efforts focus on the design, synthesis, characterization, and applications of monomers/ polymers from renewable resources; biomaterials; environmental remediation; utilization of waste materials; biofuels and biobased products; recycling; smart materials; functional surface coatings; polymer aerogel/hydrogel, photocatalysis, sensing, nanotechnology, and nanomaterials.  He has published over 400 SCI journal articles, 1 patent, 55 books & 45 book chapters on biopolymers and materials science.  

Yang, Yi

Environmental Policy Analysis, Industrial Ecology, Environmental Economics, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Chongqing University, Chongqing, China


Yi Yang is a professor in the Department of Environmental and Ecological Engineering at Chongqing University. Dr. Yang received his PhD from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at University of California, Santa Barbara. He was trained in industrial ecology and now studies a wide range of sustainability related topics including agricultural sustainability, climate mitigation and adaptation, and life cycle assessment modeling. He is also associate editor at the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and Resource Environment & Sustainability.

Editorial Board

Allakhverdiev, Suleyman

Artificial photosynthesis, Hydrogen photoproduction, Catalytic conversion of solar energy Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russian Federation


Professor Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev is the Head of the Controlled Photobiosynthesis Laboratory at the Institute of Plant Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow; Chief Research Scientist at the Institute of Basic Biological Problems RAS, Pushchino, Moscow Region; Professor at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia; and Invited-Adjunct Professor at the Department of New Biology, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), Daegu, Republic of Korea.

He is originally from Chaykend (Karagoyunly/Dilichanderesi), Armenia, and he obtained both his B.S. and M.S. in Physics from the Department of Physics, Azerbaijan State University, Baku. He obtained his Dr. Sci. degree (highest/top degree in science) in Plant Physiology and Photobiochemistry from the Institute of Plant Physiology, RAS (2002, Moscow), and Ph.D. in Physics and Mathematics (Biophysics), from the Institute of Biophysics, USSR (1984, Pushchino). His Ph.D. advisors were Academician Alexander A. Krasnovsky and Dr. Sci. Vyacheslav V. Klimov.

He worked for many years (1990–2007) as a visiting scientist at the National Institute for Basic Biology (with Prof. Norio Murata), Okazaki, Japan, and in the Department de Chimie-Biologie, Université du Québec at Trois Rivières (with Prof. Robert Carpentier), Québec, Canada (1988–1990).

He has been a guest editor of many (more than 30) special issues in international peer-reviewed journals. At present, he is a member of the Editorial Board of more than 15 international journals. Besides being Editor-in-Chief of SOAJ NanoPhotoBioSciences, Associate Editor of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Section Editor of BBA Bioenergetics, he also acts as a referee for major international journals and grant proposals. He has authored (or coauthored) more than 350 research papers and 7 books with h index of 44 and >7,400 citations (Google Scholar). He has organized several (more than 10) international conferences on photosynthesis.

His research interests include the structure and function of Photosystem II, the Photosystem II water-oxidizing complex, artificial photosynthesis, hydrogen photoproduction, catalytic conversion of solar energy, plants under environmental stress, and photoreceptor signaling.

Bux, Faizal

Water & Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioremediation Technology, Biodiesel production using microalgae Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology, Durban University of Technology, South Africa


Professor Faizal Bux is the Director of Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology at Durban University of Technology (South Africa).

He has been instrumental in establishing the Research Niche area of Wastewater Technology and further turning this into a centre of excellence known as the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology. He has more than 20 years service at higher Education Institutes and has received numerous awards from external agencies including the University Top Senior researcher awards. The Institute was recently awarded a National Research Foundation Research Chairs initiative chair mainly due to the efforts of Prof Bux.

Professor Bux’s primary research areas are: wastewater biotechnology, bioremediation, algal biofuels research and biotechnology, constructed wetlands/rhizofiltration and rainwater harvesting. Prof Bux is ranked as the most published researchers at Durban University of Technology. He has supervised (including current) over 50 Masters and Doctoral students and 10 Postdoctoral fellows served their tenure under his guidance.

He has acted as the Editor for CLEAN  Soil Air Water (John Wiley & sons, Germany) and is currently the Editorial Board Member of Environmental Science and Health Part A (Taylor Francis, USA) and the Associate Editor of Water Science and Technology. He has also acted as a reviewer for 28 International Journals and contributed 60 journal articles, 6 book chapters, 9 technical Reports (Water Research Commission, South Africa) and 70 conference presentations (national and international) and edited 2 books. His citations are in excess of 2100 with an H Index of 21.

Professor Bux has attracted in excess of R 78 Million in external funding from a variety of funders. His an invited Member of the Management Committee of the International Water Association (IWA) specialist group (Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering, MEWE) and actively involved in coordinating activities of MEWE globally. He is a Fellow of the Water Institute of Southern Africa. Served on the Scientific program committee/Advisory board/Chair/Invited speaker of various national and  International conferences. He is Member of many professional bodies nationally and internationally. Prof Bux has served as reviewer many international funding agencies and is currently involved in two bilateral projects with Universities in India and Egypt. He serves as  Scientific advisor for various NGO’s both in South Africa and internationally, especially with regards to water quality issues. He established an extensive network of collaborators based at Universities both nationally and internationally with active student and staff exchange for team members in his Institute.

Carlucci, Antonio Paolo

Internal combustion engines, Energy systems University of Salento, Italy


Antonio Paolo Carlucci is an Associate Professor of systems for energy and environment at the University of Salento (Italy).

Paolo has been actively taking part in different national and international research projects as scientific member and/or researcher. Paolo has co-authored more than 30 papers published in internationally-recognized journals and has presented more than 40 papers at international congresses.

Dr. Carlucci is the Guest Editor of Special Issue on “Dual-Fuel and Fuel Additives: Combustion Experimentation and Modeling for Internal Combustion Engines” in Fuel (Elsevier).

A. Paolo Carlucci is currently the Director of “Engines” and “Combustion and Sprays” labs at University of Salento. The activities currently being undertaken include: combustion analysis and non-intrusive diagnostics in internal combustion engines; combustion analysis in internal combustion engines fed with liquid and gaseous alternative fuels; and energy planning.

Faaij, Andre

Energy, Environmental science, Engineering, Renewable energy, Bioenergy University of Groningen, The Netherlands


Professor André P.C. Faaij (1969) is currently the Academic Director of the Energy Academy Europe and is also a distinguished professor in Energy System Analysis at Groningen University (The Netherlands). In this position, he works with many stakeholders on energy transitions from regional to international level. The Energy Academy Europe has been set-up as a centre of excellence on Energy Research, Education, and Entrepreneurship and is as such a cross-cutting strategy priority for the University of Groningen and its’ partners, including some 400 scientists from natural to social science.

Prior to this position André was a professor and scientific director of the Copernicus Institute of Utrecht University.

Professor Faaij`s research interests include bio-based economy, CCS, intermittent energy sources, alternative transport fuels, energy system studies and modeling, impacts and sustainability of energy systems, technological learning and innovation in energy systems, GHG balances & accounting, energy and research policies.

He is a member of a variety of expert groups in bio-energy and energy policy, research and strategic planning. He works as an advisor for governments, the EC, IEA, the UN system, GEF, OECD, WEF, WEC, the energy sector & industry, strategic consultancy, NGO’s, etc. He contributed to various IPCC reports, the World and Global Energy Assessment and IEA’s World Energy Outlook. He initiated and was task leader of the IEA Bioenergy Implementing Agreements Task 40 on Sustainable International Bioeenrgy Trade for 10 years. Furthermore he was appointed Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in June 2015. Professor Faaij received The Linneborn Prize; established in 1994 for outstanding contributions to the development of energy from biomass.

He is a much asked reviewer for a wide variety of journals as well as scientific (including the European Commission, ERC National Science Foundation and the Royal Academy) and government bodies. He has published over 600 titles in scientific journals, reports, books and proceedings, and is among the ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ (top 1% of research field as of 1 December 2015) by Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science.

Professor Faaij holds an h-index of 73 (Google Scholar) with over 20,000 citations and is also the Editorial Board Member of the journals Biomass & Bioenergy and International Journal of GHG control.

Hubbe, Martin A.

Biomass, Lignocellulosic biofuel, Biocomposites, Lignocellulosic colloidal chemistry NC State University, NC, USA


Professor Martin A. Hubbe is a Buckman Distinguished Scientist and the Editor-in-Chief of BioResources.

Professor Martin A. Hubbe`s research at North Carolina State University (USA) on Lignocellulosic colloidal chemistry is internationally recognized. Dr. Hubbe received his M.S. degree from the Institute of Paper Chemistry and his Ph.D. in colloidal chemistry from Clarkson University. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the online peer-reviewed journal BioResources, devoted to the science of lignocellulosic materials, chemicals and applications.

Indra Mahlia, TM

Techno-Economic Analysis, Energy & Environment, Life-Cycle Cost, Energy & Fuels, Circular Economy University of Technology Sydney, Australia


T M Indra Mahlia is an Australian engineer and a Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Engineering. Currently serving as a Distinguished Professor at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is a key core member of the University's prestigious Centre for Water and Wastewater Technology (CTWW).

Professor Mahlia's research interests span a wide range of areas, including Energy and Fuels, Techno-economic Analysis, Water-Energy Nexus, Life-Cycle Cost, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Circular Economy. His dedication to advancing knowledge in these domains has secured over $5 million in funding for numerous projects supported by government and industrial organizations.

Recognized for his exceptional scholarly achievements, Professor Mahlia has consistently been named a Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering by Clarivate Analytics from 2017 to 2022. Furthermore, The Australian acknowledged his leadership in Sustainable Energy (Engineering & Computer Science) in a special report published in 2019.

Since assuming his role as a Distinguished Professor at UTS in 2018, Professor Mahlia has exhibited a keen interest in mentoring early-career researchers. His guidance and support have been instrumental in fostering the success of his students and fellows. Notably, two of his former PhD students (H.C. Ong and A.S. Silitonga) and two Postdoctoral Fellows (M. Mofijur and I. M. R. Fattah) have been distinguished as Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering and Cross-Field, a testament to his profound influence and mentorship.

With his research accomplishments, and dedication to nurturing the next generation of scholars, Professor T M Indra Mahlia continues to inspire and shape the field of Engineering, leaving an indelible impact on sustainable energy and environmental engineering.

Professor Mahlia is a polyglot who is fluent in and can peer review in English, Indonesian, Malay, and Achinese.

Keat Teong, Lee

Biofuels (biodiesel and bioethanol) from biomass (including macro and microalgae), Catalysts, Social and sustainability aspects of biofuels Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia


Professor Dr. Lee Keat Teong obtained his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2004. He is currently a Professor at the School of Chemical Engineering and the Director of Research Creativity & Management Office, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Dr. Lee has co-authored 1 book, 8 book chapters, 28 review papers and more than 100 research papers in peer reviewed international journals.

Dr. Lee is currently the Co-Editor for Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier) and Editorial Board Member for Bioresource Technology (Elsevier) and Energy Science & Engineering (Wiley). Currently he is working on the production of biofuels (biodiesel and bioethanol) from biomass (including macro and microalgae) using various technologies. Apart from that, he also has special interest on the social and sustainability aspects of biofuels.​

Kennes, Christian

Advanced Chemical Engineering, Wastewater Treatment, Air Pollution Control Technologies and Air Quality Universidade da Coruña, Spain


Christian Kennes is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of La Coruña since 1996. He did also work as a Faculty member at the University of Santiago de Compostela (1994-1995) just before joining the University of La Coruña and after spending some time in different research laboratories in Belgium,France, United States, and The Netherlands.

He is presently co-leader of the “Environmental Engineering” – group, focusing on research topics mainly related to environmental biotechnology, waste gas treatment, wastewater treatment, and bioconversion processes. He has authord/co-authored more than one hundred scientific papers, books, and book chapters and is the editor of the book Bioreactors for Waste Gas Treatment published by Kluwer Academic Publishers (ISBN 9780792371908).

Professor Kennes is the Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology (J. Wiley), The Open Biotechnology Journal (Bentham) and Recent Patents in Chemical Engineering (Bentham), and Re/Views in Environmental Science & Bio/Technology (Springer). He is also one of the main organizers of the International Conference on Biotechniques for Air Pollution Control, celebrated every odd numbered year.

Kumar, Rajeev

Lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels and chemicals via biochemical and chemocatalytic routes University of California, Riverside (UCR), CA, USA


Dr. Rajeev Kumar received his PhD in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA and MS in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India. He is currently working as an Assistant Research Engineer at the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), Bourns College of Engineering, University of California, Riverside (UCR), CA, USA. Prior to UCR, Dr. Kumar served as a Director and Scientist at Zymetis, Inc., College Park, Maryland for almost two years.

Dr. Kumar’s broad research focus is conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels and chemicals via biochemical and chemocatalytic routes. Dr. Kumar has authored/co-authored more than 45 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Co-Invention of a highly effective tetrahydrofuran based Co-solvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic Fractionation (CELF) technology and discovery of strong cellulase inhibition by xylooligomers and mannan polysaccharides and their oligomers are a few examples of his research accomplishments.

He is a regular reviewer of articles submitted to international journals of repute. He is currently serving as a Section Editor for 
Biotechnology for Biofuels and Associate Editor for Journal of Biomass to Biofuel.

Lam, Su Shiung

Pyrolysis, Microwave Pyrolysis, Waste and Biomass Recovery, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Microwave Heating Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia


Professor Su Shiung Lam holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University and is currently a Professor and Director of the International Centre of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. He serves as Editor of Environmental Pollution, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, and Carbon Capture Science & Technology, Associate Editor for Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Environmental Advances, Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Frontiers in Energy Research, and Energy & Environment.
Prof. Lam leads a research group working mainly on Chemical & Environmental Engineering, focusing on Waste and Biomass Utilization, Waste and Wastewater Treatment, Green Technology, and Pollution Mitigation. He is active in research on the application of thermochemical processes such as pyrolysis and microwave heating in transforming waste and biomass into green energy and products applicable to industry for carbon capture (e.g. CO2 absorption), carbon emission reduction (e.g. gasification/ pyrolysis of hydrocarbon feedstock, CO2 utilization, and conversion), and environmental protection.

Lane, Nick

Evolutionary biochemistry, Cell biology University College London, UK


Professor Nick Lane is evolutionary biochemist and writer in the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London (UK). He was awarded the inaugural Provost's Venture Research Prize for my research on evolutionary biochemistry and bioenergetics in 2009. His work focuses on the origin of life, and the origin and evolution of eukaryotes. Nick is a founding member of the UCL Consortium for Mitochondrial Research, and is leading the UCL Research Frontiers Origins of Life programme. Dr. Lane is the author of four critically acclaimed books on evolutionary biochemistry. Life Ascending won the 2010 Royal Society Prize for Science Books, while The Vital Question was praised by Bill Gates as 'an amazing inquiry into the origins of life'. His work has been recognized by the Biochemical Society Award in 2015 and the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize in 2016.

Professor Lane has authored/co-authored many research publications in high impact-factored journals such as Nature, Science, Cell, etc. and holds an h-index of 27 (Google Scholar) with over 3200 citations.

Lee, Duu-Jong

Bioenergy, Environmental Management, Wastewater Treatment, Heat Transfer College of Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan


Professor Duu-Jong Lee is a Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University (NTU) and Chair Professor and Dean of College of Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST). 

Professor Duu-Jong Lee received his Ph.D. degree in 1989 from Department of Chemical Engineering at NTU. Professor Lee is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships and is the Life-Time Distinguished Researcher by National Science Council of Taiwan.

He serves as Editorial Board Member of seven international journals (Bioresource Technology, Chemical Engineering Science, Journal of Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Drying Technology, Advanced Powder Technology, Separation Science and Technology, Journal of Residual Science and Technology) and also served as guest editors for special issues of Bioresource Technology, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Applied Energy, Desalination, Chemical Engineering Science, Advanced Environmental Research, Water Science and Technology, Drying Technology, Separation Science and Technology. He is also referee of over 50 scientific Journals and hosted or co-hosted yearly more than ten international academic conferences/workshops. Professor Lee has strong research interest in the area of industrial wastewater treatment, biomass to energy and environmental management, especially in microscale transport/reaction process in biomass matrix.

During the past 25 years of his career, he has completed several projects successfully and developed various processes with full-scale applications. The research carried out till-date has credited him with more than 1000 publications/communications. The citations in Google Scholar on Dr Lee’s work has exceeded 34000 with h=76. Professor Lee is currently also the President of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers with 3500 members in Taiwan and overseas.

Luque, Rafael

Biomass valorisation, biofuels, materials science, nanoparticles Universidad de Córdoba, Spain


Professor Rafael Luque (Ph.D 2005 from Universidad de Cordoba, Spain) has a significant experience on biomass and waste valorisation practises to materials, fuels and chemicals as well as nanoscale chemistry, microwave and flow chemistry, biofuels and green chemical methods in synthetic organic chemistry.

He has published over 220 research articles, filed 3 patent applications and edited 7 books as well as numerous contributions to book chapters and invited, guest, keynote and plenary lectures in scientific events worldwide. He is also heavily involved in Chemical Education and promoting Science in Developing Countries. He holds an h-idex of 44 with over 8,000 citations (Google Scholar).

Professor Luque is also Editorial Advisory Board Member of prestigious journals including Chemical Society Reviews (RSC), Catalysis Communications (Elsevier), Current Organic Synthesis (Bentham Publishers), Sustainable Chemical Processes (Chemistry Central) and Current Green Chemistry (Bentham Publishers) as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Porous section of the journal Materials (MDPI) and Series Editor of Topics in Current Chemistry (Springer).

Among recent awards, Rafael has received the Marie Curie Prize from Instituto Andaluz de Quimica Fina in Spain (2011), the Green Talents award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany (2011), the TR35 Spain from Technology Review and MIT as one of the top 10 young entrepreneurs in Spain (2012) and very recently the RSC Environment, Sustainability and Energy Early Career Award (2013) from the Royal Society of Chemistry UK. Rafael has also been recently honored as 2013 Distinguished Engineering Fellow and Visiting Professor from CBME at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong and currently Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Electroanalytical Chemistry of the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry.

Prof. Luque combines his academic duties with his activities as young entrepreneur after co founding Green Applied Solutions S.L.U. (GAS, http://greenappliedsolutions.com/) in Cordoba, Spain (2012) as a R&D and consultancy technological company on waste valorization to marketable products and more recently taking part in Posidonia Oceanica S.L. (2013, www.posidoniaoceanica.com), in Spain.

Matsuura, Takeshi

Nanofiltration, Ultrafiltration, Microfiltration, Membrane gas and vapour separation, Pervaporation University of Ottawa, Canada


Professor Takeshi Matsuura`s research at University of Ottawa on Membrane Separation Processes is internationally recognized. Dr. Matsuura received his B.Sc. (1961) and M.Sc. (1963) degrees from the Department of Applied Chemistry at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo. He received his Doktor Ingenieur from the Institute of Chemical Technology of the Technical University of Berlin in 1965. He then joined the National Research Council of Canada in 1969.

Professor Matsuura joined the University of Ottawa in 1992 as a professor and the chairholder of the British Gas/NSERC Industrial Research Chair. He served as a professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and the director of the Industrial Membrane Research Institute (IMRI) until he retired in 2002. He was then appointed as a professor emeritus in 2003. Professor Matsuura also served at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the National University of Singapore as a visiting professor during the period of January to December 2003, and at the Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering, University Technology Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia, as a distinguished visiting professor, in years 2007, 2009 to 2015. He stayed at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Biotechnology of Myongji University, Yongjin, Korea, from January to April 2008 by the support of the Brain Pool Program.

Professor Matsuura has published more than 500 papers in highly-refereed journals, authored and co-authored 4 books and edited 4 books. He received many international awards and delivered plenary and invited lectures in numerous international conferences and distinguished institutions around the world.

Professor Matsuura is the Advisory Board Member of Journal of Membrane Science. 

Montgomery, Hugh

Climate Change University College London, UK


Hugh E. Montgomery is a Professor of intensive Care Medicine at University College London (UK), where he also a directs of the UCL Centre for Human Health and Performance.

Hugh has published over 300 scientific publications including original research papers in journals such as Nature, The Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Professor Montgomery has been awarded the title of London Leader by the London Sustainable Development Commission for his work in climate change and health under the auspices of Project Genie; he was also a founding member of the UK Climate and Health Council and one of the co-authors of the UCL-Lancet Commissions" in 2009 and 2015.

Hugh has a wide variety of interests. Montgomery has complemented his interest in fitness with achievements which include the 100 km ultra marathons, as well as visiting Everest with the Xtreme Everest research group to undertake research. He is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Open Access journal Extreme Physiology & Medicine, published by BioMed Central.

Hugh is currently the Co-Chair of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change.

Mussatto, Solange I.

Biomass Pretreatment and Hydrolysis, Fermentation, Biorefinery, Techno-economic analysis, Sustainability, Biotechnology, Biofuels, Chemicals, Bioactive Compounds, Enzymes Technical University of Denmark, Denmark


Dr. Solange I. Mussatto is the Head of a Research Group on Biomass Conversion and Bioprocess Technology at the Technical University of Denmark. Her studies explore the use of chemical, biochemical, and biological processes for biomass (lignocellulosic and macroalgae) pretreatment, as well as the conversion of biomass, by fermentation or chemical routes, into biobased products (including fuels, chemicals, materials and enzymes), and techno-economical assessment.

Dr. Mussatto’s research on the development of sustainable processes for the conversion of biomass into biobased products is internationally recognized. She has participated in numerous research projects and has more than 120 full papers published in high quality peer-reviewed journals, 1 book, 13 book chapters, 3 patents, and more than 230 papers in scientific conferences. Her published works have received more than 5800 citations. Dr. Mussatto holds an h-index of 39 (Google Scholar). Moreover, Dr. Mussatto has received many international awards in recognition of her work, including the “25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013” (Time magazine, US) and the “National Woman in Engineering Day” in 2016, when she was recognized by the Elsevier as an Editor who has made a valuable contribution to the field of engineering. She has delivered plenary and invited lectures in numerous international conferences and institutions around the world.

Dr. Mussatto is the Editor-in-Chief of MethodsX (Elsevier)Associate Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, and has been on the advisory board of several leading international funding agencies and scientific journals.

Najafpour, Mohammad Mahdi

Artificial Photosyntheis, Electrochemistry, Nanobioinorganic Chemistry, Biofuels Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Iran


Dr. Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour received his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2009. Mahdi is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships, notably the gold medal of the National Chemistry Olympiad in 2004; 1st rank in the Khwarizmi Youth Festival in 2010, The World Academy of Science (TWAS) Young Affiliateship (2014), theAl-Biruni award by the Academy of Sciences of Iran (2015), as well as the Best Researcher Award in Iran by Ministry of Science of Iran (2015). Currently, Mahdi is a faculty member in Chemistry in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) (Zanjan, Iran). As a nanobioinorganic chemist, Mahdi believes that with learning strategies from natural systems, design of modern catalysts for all reactions using only earth abundant, low cost, and environmentally-friendly metal ions is possible. Mahdi and his research group explore transition-metal compounds as water-oxidizing catalysts for artificial photosynthesis. He is the author of over 170 publications (h-index: 32, i10-index: 67).

Dr. Najafpour is the Assistant Editor of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Nizami, Abdul-Sattar

Waste biorefinery, Waste-to-energy, Biofuels, Pyrolysis, Biogas Government College University, Pakistan


Abdul-Sattar Nizami has a master’s in engineering from the Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden. He has a Ph.D. in Sustainable Gaseous Biofuel from the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland. Later, he worked at the University of Toronto, Canada as a Postdoctoral Fellow on alternative fuels, life cycle studies under the Institute for Sustainable Energy. He served the Center of Excellence in Environmental Studies (CEES) of King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, as an Assistant Professor and Head of Solid Waste Management Unit, and is currently an Associate Professor at the Sustainable Development Study Centre (SDSC), Government College University, Pakistan. He has published more than 100 papers on the topics of renewable energy, alternative fuels, waste-to-energy, catalytic pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, and resource recovery. Dr. Nizami is an Associate Editor in Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy & Environment, and Frontiers in Energy Research. He is serving as an Editorial Board Member in Bioresource Technology Reports, and Energy Sources Part B.

Pandey, Ashok

Bioprocesses and Products Development - Biofuels - Industrial Enzymes - Biopolymers - Organic Acids CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, India


Professor Ashok Pandey (DPhil, FBRS, FNASc, FIOBB, FISEES, FAMI) is a Distinguished Scientist at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research.

Professor Pandey’s research interests are on bio-based economy development for biomass biorefinery for the production of biofuels, biopolymers, enzymes, and other microbial products. He has over 1000 publications/communications, which include 14 patents and design copyrights, 34 books, 98 book chapters, and 374 original and review papers, with h index of 72 and >22,900 citation (Google Scholar).

Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships, which include Fellow of International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability; National Academy of Science (India); Biotech Research Society, India; International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering and Association of Microbiologists of India; Honorary Doctorate degree from Universite Blaise Pascal, France; Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA; Lupin Visiting Fellowship, Visiting Professor in the University Blaise Pascal, France; Federal University of Parana, Brazil and EPFL, Switzerland; Best Scientific Work Achievement award, Govt of Cuba; UNESCO Professor; Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR; GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowship; and Young Scientist Award. He was Chairman of the International Society of Food, Agriculture and Environment, Finland (Food & Health) during 2003-2004.

He is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (www.brsi.in); International Coordinator & General Secretary of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (www.ifibiop.org); and Vice-President of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (www.isees.org) and All India Biotech Association (www.aibaonline.com). Professor Pandey is Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology, Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Water Sustainability and Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability, and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.

Ruiz, Héctor A.

Biorefinery concept, Bioethanol production from biomass (lignocellulosic material, macro and microalgae), hydrothermal pretreatment (autohydrolysis), modeling of enzymatic hydrolysis and bioreactor design Autonomous University of Coahuila, Mexico

www.biorefinerygroup.com/ scholar.google.com.br/citations?user=aPtCZMoAAAAJ&hl=en

Dr. Héctor A. Ruiz obtained his Ph.D in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the Centre of Biological Engineering at the University of Minho, Portugal in 2011. He is currently Full Professor in the School of Chemistry at the Autonomous University of Coahuila and founder of Biorefinery Group in the Food Research Department, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico and leader of the pretreatment step in the Cluster of Bioalcoholes in the Mexican Centre for Innovation in Bioenergy (Cemie-Bio), Mexico. Dr. Ruiz has conducted research in various academic centers, i.e., at the Federal University of Sergipe (Brazil), Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE, Brazil), Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia (Canada), CIEMAT- Renewable Energy Division, Biofuels Unit (Spain), and University of Jaén (Spain). Héctorhas authored/co-authored many research publications with an h-inex of 14 (Google Scholar Citations).

Professor Ruiz was awarded with the Prize "Dr. Carlos Casas Campillo" of the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering in 2016. This award aims to give recognition and to encourage young researchers for their contribution to the development of biotechnology and bioengineering in Mexico.

Professor Ruiz is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Bioethanol Journal (De Gruyter Open), Associate Editor of BioEnergy Research Journal (Springer), and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Industrial Crops and Products (Elsevier).

Singhania, Reeta Rani

Biofuels (Bioethanol), Microbial and Enzyme Technology, Bioprocess Technology, Industrial Microbiology Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research, IOCL R & D Faridabad, India


Dr. Reeta Rani Singhania is a DBT- Bioscience Energy Overseas Fellow working at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy Research, IOCL R&D Faridabad, India. Dr. Singhania obtained her M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from the GG University, Bilaspur, India and PhD in Biotechnology from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin, India. She has worked at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, India; EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland and University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Her major research interest is in the areas of microbial and enzyme technology, with current focus on biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass. She has 29 publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals and 19 book chapters along with several conference communications to her credit. She is the recipient of Elsevier Best Paper award in 2007, AU CBT Excellence award of BRSI in 2008, and IFIBiop Young Scientist award for the year 2013. She has been conferred Best Reviewer certificate from Bioresource Technology journal for two years. She has served as guest editor of Renewable Energy journal for a special issue.

Dr. Singhania has more than 2200 citations with an h-index of 18 (Google scholar). She has received the prestigious ‘DBT- Energy Bioscience Overseas Fellowship’ from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India to work on Bioenergy in India.

Tabatabaei, Meisam

Biofuels, Biorefineries, Biodiesel, Climate Change, Metagenomics, Nanosystems Biofuel Research Team (BRTeam), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia


Meisam Tabatabaei is a Professor of Environmental Biotechnology at the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. Over the last decade, Meisam has worked closely with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to promote waste-oriented biofuels in the developing world. Since 2016, he has been the lead collaborator of the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, also known as the Lancet Countdown (UCL, UK), an international collaboration of 99 scientists from 51 universities, research institutes, and UN organizations, including the WHO and World Bank. Dr. Tabatabaei has been leading the "marine food security and undernutrition" indicator of The Lancet Countdown. He has published over 400 publications, including original research papers and reviews in journals such as The Lancet (Impact Factor: 168.9), Joule (Impact Factor: 39.8), Nature Food (Impact Factor: 23.2), Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences (Impact Factor: 29.5), Trends in Biotechnology (Impact Factor: 17.3), Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (Impact Factor: 15.9), etc. (Citations: > 26,000, h-index: 81, i10 index: 284; August 2023, Google Scholar). He is currently also a Visiting Professor at the Henan Agricultural University (China), where he has been contributing to an international collaboration platform for conducting high-profile research projects. He holds the Global Ambassador position at the University of Saskatchewan (USask, Canada), working with prominent USask researchers and scholars in the field of Sustainable Aquaculture within the framework of Circular Bioeconomy and with a focus on Climate Change, Future Food, and Indigenous Knowledge Sharing. Dr. Tabatabaei is listed on the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers List (Top 0.1% of scientists in the world) in the Engineering Category. He is the Editor of the Book Volumes "Biogas: Fundamentals, Process, and Operation", "Biodiesel: from Production to Combustion", and "Fungi in Fuel Biotechnology", which have been published by Springer Nature and is in the Editorial/Advisory Board of Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences (Elsevier), Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (Springer), Data in Brief (Elsevier), and Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects (Taylor & Francis). Meisam is the Associate Editor of Critical Reviews in Biotechnology (Taylor & Francis; Impact Factor: 9.0) and Resources, Environment, and Sustainability (Elsevier) and Senior Editor of e-Prime (Elsevier). Dr. Tabatabaei is also the Guest Editor of Special Issues in Biotechnology Advances (Elsevier; Impact Factor: 16.0), Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier; Impact Factor: 15.9), and Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier; Impact Factor: 9.8), and has formerly served as founding EiC of Biofuel Research Journal, Associate Editor of the Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier; Impact Factor: 11.1), and Associate Editor of Cleaner Environmental Systems (Elsevier; Impact Factor: 5.0). Meisam is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's Book Series on Biomass and Biofuels. Prof. Tabatabaei has successfully supervised/co-supervised 36 Ph.D. (11; 9 as the main supervisor) and MSc. (25; 20 as the main supervisor) students. Meisam has contributed to successful international grant applications of over 7 million USD as a project leader or lead collaborator. Prof. Meisam Tabatabaei is a member of the Clarivate Malaysia Hall of Fame (https://clarivate.com/webinars/malaysia-highly-cited-researchers/).

Taherzadeh, Mohammad J

Biofuels, Bioethanol, Bioprocess University of Borås, Borås, Sweden


Professor Mohammad Taherzadeh obtained his Ph.D. on conversion of lignocellulosic materials to ethanol, with a focus on the fermentation part. While graduated in 1999, he got a position as assistant professor at Chalmers University of Technology, which officially ended in 2004. During this period, he worked part time at Lund University of Technology, and then Isfahan University of Technology. He moved to Borås University in 2004, where he established his research group with a focus on conversion of waste materials to several products such as ethanol, biogas, hydrogen, feeds and superabsorbents.

Professor Taherzadeh`s vision is that “waste” is a “resource”, but our knowledge has not been developed enough to convert it to products, so we don’t use it and it remains waste that we want to get rid of it. If one looks at molecules and atoms of any wastes, we should be able to find out many methods to covert wastes into many valuable products. This has been the basic concept of the “Swedish Centre for Resource Recovery”, where he is the leader at the moment.

He has contributed two books, 15 book chapters, 3 patents, and 180 journal articles. His h-index is 43 with cumulative citations of 7,880 (Google Scholar). 

Professor Taherzadeh is the Editorial Board Member of Bioresource and the Associate Editor of Bioresource Technology

Van Loosdrecht, Mark

Biofilms, Wastewater, Anammox, Nutrient conversions, Waste to Resource Technology Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


Professor Mark van Loosdrecht (h-index: 120, i10-index: 530) is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Dutch Academy of Engineering (AcTI).

Professor Mark van Loosdrecht`s research at Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) is internationally recognized by the combination of scientific understanding of complex systems and development of new processes. Dr. van Loosdrecht’s scientific interests are mainly related to biofilm processes, nutrient conversion processes and the role of storage polymers in microbial ecology. In particular, he is interested in new processes related to wastewater treatment and resource recovery. His research has resulted in several processes currently applied on full scale such as the Sharon process, Anammox process and Nereda process.

He is an active member of the International Water Association (IWA) and past chairman of the Biofilm and the Nutrient removal specialist groups. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Water Research and has obtained many prestigious prizes in recognition of his marvelous work, including the Lee Kuan Yew Singapore Water Prize, the IWA Grand Award and the prestigious Spinoza Prize. He was awarded a knighthood in the order of the Dutch Lion.

Professor van Loosdrechthas has published over 700 scientific papers, has 15 patents and  and is among the ‘Highly Cited Researcher’ (top 1% of research field as of 1 December 2015) by Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science. He has supervised over 50 PhD students. Mark holds an h-index of 112  and >49,000 citations (Google Scholar). 

Wang, Yong

Development of Novel Catalytic Materials and Reaction Engineering for the Conversion of Fossil and Biomass Feedstocks to Fuels and Chemicals School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Washington State University, USA


Professor Yong Wang joined PNNL in 1994 and was promoted to Laboratory Fellow in 2005. He led the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Team from 2000 to 2007, and has served as the Associate Director of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis (http://iic.pnl.gov) since 2008. In 2009, Dr. Wang assumed a joint position at Washington State University and PNNL. In this unique position, he continues to be a Laboratory Fellow and associate director of IIC at PNNL and is the Voiland Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering at WSU, an endowed, full professorship with tenure.

Professor Wang is best known for his leadership in the development of novel catalytic materials and reaction engineering to address the issues related to energy and atom efficiency for converting fossil and biomass feedstocks to fuels and chemicals. Dr. Wang has authored >215 peer reviewed publications with H index=78 and more than 25,000 citations (Google Scholar). He has co-edited 2 books and 6 special journal issues, and given more than 120 invited presentations since 2001. He is the inventor on 251 issued patents including 97 issued U.S. patents (>90% of his patents are licensed to industries). His discoveries in microchannel reaction technologies led to the formation of Velocys, trading under the London Stock Exchange (VLS). He was recently elected to the fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the member of the Washington State Academy of Science (WSAS), and is a fellow of 4 major professional societies: AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), ACS (American Society of Chemistry), RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry), and AAAS (American Association of the Advancement of Science).

He has won numerous awards including 2006 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award, Presidential Green Chemistry Award, 3 R&D 100 Awards, Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from Chemical Engineering at WSU, 2 PNNL Inventor of the Year Awards, Battelle Distinguished Inventor Award, and the first recipient of PNNL Laboratory Director’s Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award.

He is the past chair of the Energy & Fuel Division of the American Chemical Society, and currently serves as the director to the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering division of AIChE. He is the Editorial Board Member of 7 catalysis and energy related journals including ACS CatalysisCatalysis Today, Chinese Journal of Catalysis, and Journal of Energy Chemistry.

Watts, Nick

Climate Change University College London, UK


Dr. Nick Watts is the Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change, an independent and multi-disciplinary research collaboration between academic centres around the world. It is based at University College London’s Institute for Global Health, and is a continuation of the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change. The Countdown tracks and drives progress towards a world which is responding to climate change in a way that protects and promotes public health.

Nick is a medical doctor having qualified from the University of Western Australia, and trained in population health (UWA) and public policy (University College London). He regularly consults with the World Health Organization’s Dept. of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, where he provides technical expertise on a range of policy issues, and supports the WHO’s engagement with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Nick also works as the Director of the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change, which brings together the UK’s major health institutions, including the BMA, The Lancet, the Faculty of Public Health, and the Royal Colleges of Physicians, Nursing, General Practitioners. The Alliance aims to support the health profession and engage government in accelerating a transition towards a healthier climate.

Managing Editor

Shafiei, Marzieh

Bioethanol, Biogas, Techno economic analyses Keppel Seghers Belgium (NV), Belgium


Khoshnevisan, Benyamin

Waste management, Bioenergy, Life cycle assessment, Biorefinery, Sustainability University of Southern Denmark, Denmark


Dr. Benyamin Khoshnevisan is an Assistance Professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark. He received his MSc and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Tehran in 2013 and 2019, respectively. Benyamin has received a number of awards, including Excellent Senior Researcher from Tehran University in 2013, 2014, and 2017, and an Excellent Postdoc fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science in 2020. His research interest circles around sustainability assessment, renewable energy systems, biofuel production, waste management and valorization, system analysis, and life cycle assessment.

Pan, Junting

Bioenergy, Biomass, Agricultural waste treatment Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China


Junting Pan works on agricultural waste treatment and rural energy production, using ecosystem designs for manures, straws, rural wastewater and field runoff water treatment. He is experienced in rural energy management and familiar to small scale wind power, hydraulic power, solar heater and photoelectricity systems. His research interests focus on anaerobic digestion and aerobic composting, especially using different kind of materials to enhance anaerobic digestion, get more energy recovery and reduce greenhouse gas emissions during aerobic composting. He designs different kinds of anaerobic digesters, compost devices for manure management. He also does some extensions.

Junting currently serves Biofuel Research Journal as Managing Editor and also manages the journal`s office in China.

Technical Manager

Orooji, Yasin

Material Chemistry Nanjing Forestry University, China


Dr. Yasin Orooji is an Associate Professor of Materials Chemistry at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University (China). Yasin holds 10 patents and has published more than 50 articles in highly-referred journals such as Nano-Micro Letters, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Water Research, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Carbon, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Desalination (Citations: >1100, h-index: 20, i10 index: 24; September 2020, Google Scholar); out of which thirteen have been designated as ESI highly-cited papers. Dr. Orooji is a regular reviewer of 30 SCI Journals. He has 1000 h of teaching experience and >4000 h of tutoring student research projects in the field of materials chemistry. Since 2012, Yasin has been involved in different research and industrial projects in partnership with the private sector including DHP Engineering, YP Co. Ltd., and A.O. Smith, worth around USD 3,000,000. Dr. Orooji`s activities have been aimed at minimizing the academia-industry gap.

Assistant Editor

Zahra Khounani

Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia


Sharma, Minaxi

Food waste valorization, Biofuel, Biotechnological valorization, Bioactive Natural Products, Green extraction technologies, Nanotechnology CARAH ASBL / Haute Ecole Provinciale de Hainaut-Condorcet, Belgium


Jafary, Tahereh

Bioelectrochemical systems, Hydrogen energy, Fermentation, and Wastewater treatment International Maritime College Oman, Sultanate of Oman


Dr. Tahereh Jafary is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the International Maritime College Oman. She received her BSc and MSc in Chemical Engineering and her PhD in Hydrogen Energy. She has co-authored one book chapter, more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, and more than 20 local and international conference papers. Her research interests are focused on bioelectrochemical systems, hydrogen energy, fermentation and wastewater treatment.

Executive Assistant

Khalife, Esmail

Cihan University-Erbil, Iraq


Dr. Esmail Khalife is an Assistant Professor at Cihan University-Erbil and a researcher in Biofuel Research Team. He previously worked at Salahaddin University-Erbil. He received his MSc and PhD from the University of Urmia and the University of Mohaghegh Ardabili in 2011 and 2017, respectively.  He has co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in highly referred journals such as Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Fuel, Journal of Cleaner Production, Energy Conversion and Management, Energy, etc. His current research interests are in the area of Renewable Energy, Biofuel production, Combustion, and Green House Gases (GHG).

Aghaei, Siavash

University of Bologna, Italy


Siavash Aghaei is a master’s degree student in University of Bologna, Italy (UNIBO). He graduated in 2019 in chemical engineering, minored biotechnology, from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT). His research interests are mainly Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), criticality analysis, and circular economy. Siavash is a professional in process simulation, and an expert in podcast production and handling vocal content.

Kalate Arabi, Ali

Web and email designing, including html, css, javascript, vue js, and react Biofuel Research Journal


Ali Kalate Arabi is an expert in Web and Email Designing. He has a working experience in a Mobile Telecommunication Company as an Infra Enginner and a Front-End Developer. Ali started his career as a web developer in 2018. His areas of expertise include html, css, javascript, vue js, and react. Ali is also an expert in photography and loves art.

Amordadi, Fatemeh

Biofuel Research Journal