Prof. Amar Mohanty is a Full Professor and OAC Distinguished Research Chair in Sustainable Biomaterials. He is the Director of the Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is an international leader in the field of bioplastic, biobased materials with a focus in engineering new sustainable materials. He is a highly cited researcher with more than 800 publications to his credit, including 410 peer-reviewed journal papers, and 66 Patents (awarded/applied). Prof. Mohanty received many awards, including the (I) Lifetime Achievement Award from the BioEnvironmental Polymer Society (BEPS), USA; (II) Andrew Chase Forest Products Division Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE); (III) Jim Hammar Memorial Service Award from BEPS; (IV) OAC Alumni Distinguished Researcher Award (V) JL White Innovation Award from the Polymer Processing Society (PPS). He was the holder of the Ontario Premier's Research Chair in Biomaterial and Transportation and Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He received the TOP RESEARCHER AWARD in 2019 – “the Synergy Award for Innovation” from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He is a fellow of (I) Royal Society of Canada (II) American Institute of Chemical Engineers, (III) Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) & (IV) Society of Plastic Engineers.