Dr. Raj Boopathy is an Alcee Fortier Distinguished Service Professor of biological sciences at the Nicholls State University, USA. He received the Jerry Ledet Foundation Endowed Professorship in Environmental Biology in 2002 and John Brady Endowed Professorship in 2012. In 2008, Dr. Raj Boopathy received the Nicholls State University’s Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence. He has more than 25 years of research experience in the area of bioremediation and bio-processing. His research involves bioremediation of hazardous chemicals including oil spills, biological treatment of wastewater, and bio-ethanol production. He has published 139 research papers in peer- reviewed journals and 12 book chapters. His research work has been cited more than 5800 times. Dr.Raj Boopathy reviewed research grants for National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, US Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, and numerous private agencies and foreign governments including South Africa, Switzerland, Indonesia, and India. He is the editor of International journal of Biodeteriortion and Biodegradation (IBB). He is the Associate Editor of the Journal, Bioresource Technology and on the Editorial Board of various International journals. Dr. Raj Boopathy received Fulbright scholarship and spent six months teaching and conducting research at the Institute of Technology (ITB) in Bandung, Indonesia in 2007. He also received European Union-US biotechnology Fellowship and Leverhulme commonwealth fellowship. He is the Fellow of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the International Forum on Bioprocessing (IFBioP). He was recently elected as a Fellow of Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB). Dr Raj Boopathy was selected as a Fulbright Senior Scholar Specialist to visit various countries for next five years by the US State Department.