Dr. Prabir Basu is an active researcher and designer of gasifiers with a specific interest in fluidized-bed gasification of biomass. His current research interests include frontier areas, such as supercritical gasification, as well as applied re-search dealing with biomass co-firing. He is the founder of the prestigious tri-ennial International Conference series on Circulating Fluidized Beds, and founder of Greenfield Research Incorporated, a private research and development com-pany based in Canada that specializes in fluidized-bed boilers and gasification. Professor Basu has been working in the field of energy conversion and the environment for more than 30 years. Prior to joining the engineering faculty at Dalhousie University (formerly known as the Technical University of Nova Scotia), he worked with both a government research laboratory and a private boiler manufacturing company. Dr. Basu's passion for the transformation of research results into industrial practice is well known, as is his ongoing commitment to spreading advanced knowledge around the world. He has authored more than 200 research papers and six monographs in emerging areas of energy and environment, some of which have been translated into Chinese and Korean. He teaches short courses and seminars in industries and at universities across the globe. Presently, he leads the Circulating Fluidized-Bed Research Laboratory at Dalhousie University in Canada.