Dr Diganta B Das is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, Royal Society of Biology, UK and Higher Education Academy. He is also a Reader in Porous Media within the Chemical Engineering Department of the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (SAACME) at Loughborough University (LU). Dr Das’ research relates to fluid flow, mass transport and reactions in porous media, spanning between water and process systems engineering to bioengineering. Prior to joining Loughborough University, Diganta was an academic at the University of Oxford (2003-2007). He has also held a visiting appointment at Princeton University, US, Eindhoven University, the Netherlands, Texas Southern University, Houston, the USA and Selcuk University, Turkey, in addition to being a post-doctoral research fellow at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Dr Das has successfully mentored seven postdoctoral and twenty-two PhD researchers. He has authored/co-authored >115 peer reviewed journal publications, as well as five books in addition to three co-edited books related to his research interests.