Erick R. Bandala, Assistant Research Professor for Advanced Water Technologies at the Desert Research Institute in Las Vegas, NV. He holds PhD degree in Engineering, a Master degree in Organic Chemistry and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Bandala’s research interests include A) Mechanistic aspects of the use and application of solar driven advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) for environmental restoration B) Development of advanced water and soil treatment for site restoration C) Synthesis, characterization and application of nanomaterials for Indoor Farming systems D) Development of Climate Change adaptation methodologies for water security. Dr. Bandala is author or co-author of over 100 international publication including 72 peer-reviewed papers in international journals (average impact factor 2.7, >1680 citations, h-index 23); 5 books, 25 book chapters and 65 works published in proceedings of international conferences.