Dr. Rajesh Banu, Assistant Professor at Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University Chennai (Tirunelveli region), was formerly Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. He received his PhD from Centre for Environmental studies, Anna University, India in the year 2006. During the period 2004 to 2006, he worked as a lecturer in Department of Biotechnology, Jeppiaar Engineering College, Chennai. He also has an experience of working in an environmental consultancy for one year. He has been the reviewer of many national and international journals. He is the author of more than 130 publications in SCI and SCIE journals with a cumulative impact factor of 448. His publications attract more than 2600 citation and an H-index of 30. He has authored 13 book chapters in international publications. He obtained 3 major grants from Government of India and two consultancy from industries. He has guided 12 PhD students and 55 post graduate engineering students in the discipline of environmental engineering and science. He was awarded with Hyoshi think of ecology award (Japan) in the year 2018. Dr. Rajesh Banu’s research centers on biological wastewater treatment, nutrient removal, membrane bioreactor mesophilic and thermophilic high rate anaerobic treatment of wastewater, microbial fuel cells, energy recovery from waste and sludge reduction. His prime area of research is generation of energy from solid waste.