Dr. Arun K. Tangirala obtained his Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1996 and his Doctoral degree in Process Control & Monitoring from the Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in the year 2001. Continuing as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for a short period, he joined as a Research Manager in the Industry-Govt. sponsored Chair Program at the same department. He was in charge of this position until Dec. 2004 In Dec. 2004, Dr. Tangirala returned to his alma mater (IIT-M) as a Visiting Faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is presently serving as Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras.