Edidiong Okon is a Doctoral researcher/Research assistant at the School of Engineering, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, having previously obtained her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Applied Chemistry and Instrumental Analytical Sciences respectively. She is currently working on ‘’Esterification of Lactic acid with Ethanol using cation-exchange resins impregnated metallic membrane reactor’’. She has previously published and co-authored a number of academic papers in international journals. Her research interests are in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and metallic membrane reactor for ethyl lactate separation. She is a member of various Professional bodies including Royal Society of Chemistry and International Association of Engineers. She has also made several oral/poster conference presentations in the United State of America and United Kingdom.