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Dr. Pratham Arora is a post-doctoral researcher at the Georgia Institute of Technology, working with Prof. Valerie Thomas, and with Prof. Matthew Realff on the modeling of algal processes for production of biofuel and bio-products. Dr. Arora has been at Georgia Tech since August 2018; prior to this he was an Associate Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Dr. Arora completed his PhD in 2017 at IIT Bombay and Monash University; he spent time at both institutions during his PhD studies. His PhD work was on the production of ammonia from biomass. His research showed the advantages of process modeling and simulation at multiple scales of analysis. That work has been published high quality journals including Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Chemical Engineering Research and Design.