Professor Mahajan received his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Canada and post-doctoral training at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). He holds a joint appointment between Stony Brook University and BNL, serves as Associate Editor, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. In 2010, he was a Fulbright Specialist Scholar at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. In 2011-12, he served in-residence Jefferson Science Fellow in the Bureau of Energy Resources at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, where he worked on linkages between energy policy and technology. His research interests are in Unconventional methane and Biomass conversion into liquid fuels using single-site or slurry-based catalysts. He has published over 230 papers, delivered over 90 lectures, edited 6 special journal volumes and holds 14 patents. His recent approach is Low-Carbon Management (L-CEM) technologies with focus on distributive fuel production for cooking to replace black carbon, transportation and power production.