Dr. Joseph O Rich is a Research Leader of Renewable Product Technology in the United States Department of Agriculture at National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USA. Previously he served as a Senior Scientist at Baxter Health and Director in the Department of Biochemistry at Northwestern University. Dr. Rich received his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa in 1996. He was honored with 2001 da Vinci Award for Excellence in Science, Engineering and Technology. Dr. Joseph O Rich's research interests includes Biotechnology, Biocatalysis Biofuels, Bioprocess development and engineering, Drug metabolism, Enzymology, Fermentation, High throughput screening, Laboratory automation, Natural products.