Dr. Suresh Neethirajan is currently a registered Professional Engineer with the province of Ontario, and an Assistant Professor in the Biological & Biomedical Engineering program of the University of Guelph and serving as the Director of the BioNano Laboratory. He joined the University of Guelph in 2011 after working as a Research Engineer at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory of United States, and also as a Research Scientist at the National Food Research Institute of Japan. Dr. Suresh graduated from the University of Manitoba with both his PhD and master’s degree in Biosystems Engineering. Recently, he was awarded the 2014 Early Researcher Award by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, 2015 Young Engineer Achievement Award by Engineers Canada. The BioNano Laboratory headed by Suresh is focused on investigating pathogenic biofilms using nanotechnology approaches, and developing bioinstrumentation tools for clinical animal health diagnostics, and food safety applications.