Professor Purnendu Ghosh is the Executive Director of Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur. Before this, he was a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has also held research positions at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland; University of Melbourne, Australia; National Research Centre for Biotechnology (GBF), Braunschweig, Germany. He has been involved with the planning and execution of several teaching and research programs and has taken a lead role in augmenting bioprocess engineering and biotechnology activities in the country as a member of several task forces of S&T agencies in India. Prof Ghosh, a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), has been conferred the Distinguished Professorship award of the INAE. Currently, he is the Vice President of INAE. Besides research publications, he has written several books and articles in different genres.