Dr. M Imran was born in January 1979 and received his BS Chemical Engineering in 2002 from the University of the Punjab, Lahore. Till 2004, Imran worked as a Process Engineer at Packages Limited. He then moved on to complete his MS (2006) and PhD (2010) in Chemical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), South Korea. After his PhD, he served KAIST, University Technology Malaysia (UTM) and King Saud University (KSU) as a faculty member/researcher before joining SABIC in 2013. The working in the World’s largest petrochemical company gave him a true insight about the process industry requirements and expectations from the academia. To his credit, there are several publications in high impact journals along with conference proceedings and patents.