Dr. Kavitha Sankarapandian, Former Researcher, Anna University Regional campus, Tirunelveli, India. She completed her PhD in Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University Regional Campus, Tirunelveli, India under the guidance of Dr. J. Rajesh Banu. She received her Bachelor degree in Microbiology, and Masters in Biotechnology at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India. She is a reviewer and editor in various international journals. She has authored about 60 articles in SCI and SCIE journals with a cumulative impact factor of 500. Her publications achieved 1500 citations. She has authored one reference book and 14 book chapters. She has received best poster award for the work entitled “Recovery of volatile fatty acids from marine macroalgae hydrolysate using energy efficient thermo-acidic coupled ultrasonic homogenization” at 8th Global Conference on Global Warming-2019 (GCGW-2019) on April 2019 in Doha, Qatar. Her major research includes generation of energy from biomass, micro and macroalgae biorefinery, lignin valorization and microbial fuel cells. She was ranked among Top 2% Scientist worldwide by Stanford University, USA in the year 2020.