Prof. Sudip Rakshit is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Bioenergy and Biorefining processes attached to the Biorefining Research Institute and the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lakehead University, Canada. He completed his PhD program from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi India, were a pilot plant for the production of 100 litres of absolute of bioethanol per day was set up in 1987. He subsequently joined the Chemical Engineering faculty of IIT, Madras. In 1995, he joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as a Professor in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology. He served at the VP Research for the institute from 2005 to 2012, before moving to Canada. He has supervised more than a 100 graduate students including 25 PhD students and has more than 140 publications in international peer reviewed journals and three patents. He is a Life Member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Foundation member of the Asian Association of Agricultural Engineers (AAAE), etc. and a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) in Canada.