Dr. M. Toufiq Reza is currently appointed as Research Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to this position, he was serving as Research Scientist and Deputy Group Leader of APECS (Anaerobic Pathways to Renewable Energies and Carbon Sink) group at the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Potsdam, Germany. Currently, he is also serving as Assistant Editor of Applied Bioenergy Journal. He received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Nevada, Reno in 2013 and 2011, respectively. His primary research interests are thermochemical and biochemical conversion processes including hydrothermal carbonization, hydrothermal liquefaction, torrefaction, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, wet air oxidation, and pelletization. His research covers the fundamentals of mass and energy balance, reaction engineering, mass and heat transfer, separations, particle technology, process design, and safety analysis.