Vikramaditya G. Yadav is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering & School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is also the Founding Director of the Master of Engineering Leadership in Sustainable Process Engineering at UBC and Chair of the Biotechnology Division of the Chemical Institute of Canada. He received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and then went on to conduct post-doctoral research at Harvard University. He joined the faculty at UBC in the summer of 2014, where he now leads an established, world-leading, industrially-connected interdisciplinary research laboratory investigating topics at the interface of biology, chemistry, engineering, and medicine. He works with several biotechnology companies in Vancouver and around the world to commercialize his research. He is the Chief Technology Officer of Metabolik Technologies, an environmental biotechnology start-up, and also serves on several scientific advisory boards.