Dr. Saikat Chakraborty is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, with joint affiliation at the School of Energy Science and Engineering, and the PK Sinha Center for Bioenergy and Renewables. He did his PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Houston, USA, and his post-doctoral fellowship in Pulmonary Physiology from University of Texas Medical School. His areas of research include lignocellulosic and algal biofuels, and chemical pattern formation. He has published 50 international papers and has filed for 4 patents. He has received Young Engineer Award from Institute of Engineers India, Sigma Xi Research Achievement Award from the University of Houston, and is a member of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers’ Sustainability Section.