Dr. Sreekanth Pannala is a Research Fellow at SABIC from 2015. Sreekanth is a multidisciplinary technologist and computational scientist using advanced modeling to accelerate development of novel reactors and processes that are energy efficient, sustainable, and use alternative feedstock such as mixed plastic waste. Prior to this, he was a distinguished research staff member in the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received Federal Laboratory Technology Transfer award in 2006 and R&D 100 award in 2007 for his contribution to the development of MFIX (http://goo.gl/kOl30), an open-source multiphase reacting flows simulation suite. He has served as a principal investigator on various DOE computational science projects. He also served as a lead editor for a book on computational gas-solids reacting flows (http://goo.gl/QwU32). He was also awarded Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award - highest non-monetary award from Department of Energy.