Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava has done his B.Tech & M.Tech degree in biochemical engineering from H.B. Technological Institute Kanpur in 1976 & 1978. He received his Ph.D. degree from McGill University, Montreal in 1990 He has 43 years of Industrial – Research – Teaching experience in the area of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology. He has been the faculty member in the Biochemical engineering & Food technology department, HB Technological Institute Kanpur for 10 years. Thereafter he has been associated with Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology IIT Delhi for about 30 years wherein he had been the head of the department for three years. He is the recipient of several awards & scholarships e.g; National Overseas Scholarship award of MHRD, New Delhi for Ph.D. studies (1985-1990), UNESCO fellowship award (6 months) at Delft University, The Netherlands, “Biotechnology Overseas Associate ship” Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany & Massey University New Zealand (3 months each). He has 111 Journal papers, 167 International/National conference presentations & six patent to his credit. He has been the PI/Co-PI of 20 Sponsored research projects. He had also established “state of the art” Centre of Excellence (COE) for mass production of biopolymers from the generous support of DBT, New Delhi. He has supervised 21 Ph.Ds & 77 Master’s theses. His main interest is in bioprocess optimization & scale up for microbial, plant and animal cell cultures & development of novel bioreactors for mass scale cultivation. Currently Dr. Srivastava is working as Emeritus Professor in the Biological Sciences & Engineering Department, NSUT, New Delhi.