is a Research Fellow at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He holds a PhD in Biology from York University, Canada; M.Sc. in Applied Microbiology from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University), India; and B.Sc. in Microbiology from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, India. Dr. Nanda's research areas are related to the production of advanced biofuels and biochemicals through thermochemical and biochemical conversion technologies such as gasification, pyrolysis, fermentation, torrefaction, carbonization and combustion.