Prof. Dr. Suriyanarayanan Sarvajayakesavalu, MSc, MPhil, Ph.D., is Deputy Director Research of Vinayaka Mission\'s Research Foundation (VMRF) - Deemed to be University. Prior to this position, Dr. Suriyanarayanan served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Turin, Italy, and a project coordinator, faculty, and head (I/c) at the Department of Water and Health, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research (formerly Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeshwara University), Mysuru, India. He also served as a science officer for SCOPE, Beijing, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences, from April 2015 to March 2017. He also serves as a Nodal Officer for SCOPE India activities under the JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research. He has research experience in the areas of environmental monitoring, radiation ecology, and environmental microbiology. He is a recipient of the Young Scientist research grant award from the Science and Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He also secured the prestigious visiting scientist fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016–2017.