Prof. Dibakar Chandra Deka M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D., DTIT, D.Sc., FRSC is a senior professor in the Department of Chemistry, Gauhati University, Assam, India. Educated in Cotton College, Gauhati University and IIT Kharagpur, Prof. Deka was an UNESCO Research Fellow in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan from October/1989 to September/1990 and a Commonwealth Visiting Fellow in The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK from October 1997 to September 1998. In Tokyo, he worked in the research group of Prof. Takeshi Nakai and in Manchester he worked in the research group of Prof. Eric Jim Thomas. Currently, his research interests include organic synthesis, biofuels, natural products chemistry, applied catalysis, traditional alcoholic beverages, etc. He has successfully guided till now 23 research students to obtain Ph.D. degrees and a dozen more working in diverse areas.