Ravi Varala received his PhD from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR), India, and was awarded the degree in 2006. Later on, he moved for postdoctoral research in the FCT University of New Lisbon, Portugal, during 2007–2009. He worked as scientist for a year (2010) in pharmaceutical industry, before joining the present organization - Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Basar campus, Telangana. He has been working as faculty member there since 2011 onward. Dr. Varala has served as the head of department of chemistry and R&D Cell for more than 3 years. He also got experience as a visiting scientist in the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, for a period of 1 year (March 2015–2016) and then resumedhis work in RGUKT. His research interests include catalysis, green chemistry, and organic synthesis. Currently he is guiding two students for doctoral degree. He has collaborations in several state and central universities.