Rajesh Sani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA. His research includes extremophilic bioprocessing of lignocellulose-based renewable for biofuels and bioproducts and bioprospecting of extremophilic microorganisms for developing more efficient and cost-effective biofuel (bioenergy) production technologies. Over the past 10 years, he has been the PI or Co-PI on over $10.5 million in funded research. He has one patent, five invention disclosures and published 50 peer-reviewed articles in high impact factor journals and has contributed in several book chapters. In addition, he has been a proposal Reviewer and Panelist for the Federal Agencies and also serves the Industrial Microbiology profession as “Biocatalysis Program Committee Member” of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB), Technical Session Chair at the Annual American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and SIMB, and is also an Associate Editor.