Prof. Sukla is at present Director in Biofuels and Bioprocessing Research Center (BBRC), Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar. He has worked as Chief Scientist and was heading the Bioresources Engineering Department in CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar, India. He has more than 45 years of R&D experience in the area of Bio-mineral Processing, Hydrometallurgy and contributed over 240 papers in International & National Journals. He has published 5 books and 10 patents and seven students have been awarded Ph.D. degrees under his guidance He is a Fellow Institution of Engineers INDIA. Prof. Sukla is the recipient of several prestigious awards.