Dr. Tugba Keskin-Gundogdu is an Associate Professor in Izmir Democracy University, Industrial Enginering Dept., Izmir, Türkiye. She is also the manager of Sustainable Environmental Studies Research and Application Center. She received her B.Sc. degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Hacettepe University, Türkiye, in 2004, her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Bioengineering, Ege University, Türkiye in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Her area of expertise is environmental biotechnology with a focus on bioconversion of organic wastes into biofuels such as biogas, biohydrogen and bioethanol production from C1 gases by syngas fermentation. Dr. Keskin Gundogdu is also the co-founder and CEO of HOPE Biotechnology Research and Development Inc. which was established on January 25, 2022.