Rolando Chamy obtained his professional degree in Biochemical Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile, in 1982. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 1991. The same year, he became fulltime Professor in the School of Biochemical Engineering at PUCV. He also participated in the creation of the Biotechnology Center (NBC) of PUCV. Currently, Dr. Chamy serves as the Director of NBC and is the main researcher of the bioenergy unit of Fraunhofer Chile Research. His research interests are in the fields of bioenergy, biofuels, environmental engineering, and climate change. Dr. Chamy has authored and coauthored more than 200 scientific publications.