Ravi Kumar Voolapalli is the Chief General Manager at BPCL’s R&D Center in India. He has more than 30 yr of research experience. Dr. Voolapalli has published more than 50 papers in reputed international journals and conferences, and has contributed to several patents and applications. He authored a chapter on “Fluid Catalytic Cracking” in the Handbook of Petroleum and Natural Gas Refining and Processing, ASTM manual series (2013). His areas of research interest are refinery and petrochemical processes, coal/gas-to-liquid technologies, syngas-to-methanol/DME, modeling, simulation, scale-up and optimization. He earned a BTech degree in chemical engineering from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam; an MTech degree in chemical engineering from IIT Kanpur; and a PhD from the Imperial College of London.