Dr. Jayakrishna is an Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Vellore Institute of Technology University, India. Dr. Jayakrishna’s research is focused on the design and management of manufacturing systems and supply chains to enhance efficiency, productivity and sustainability performance. More recent research is in the area of developing tools and techniques to enable value creation through sustainable manufacturing, including methods to facilitate more sustainable product design for closed-loop material flow in industrial symbiotic setup, and developing sustainable products using hybrid biocomposites. He has mentored doctoral students, graduate and undergraduate students (2 Ph.D, 2 M.Tech Thesis and 31 B.Tech Thesis) which have so far led to 70 journal publications in leading SCI/ SCOPUS Indexed journals, 28 book chapters, and 91 refereed conference proceedings, 7 books in CRC/Springer Series. Dr. Jayakrishna’s team has received numerous awards in recognition for the quality of the work that has been produced. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the manufacturing and industrial systems area and his initiatives to improve teaching effectiveness have been recognized through national awards. He has also been awarded Global Engineering Education Award from Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Society International, U.S.A. in 2021, Institution of Engineers (India)-Young Engineer Award in 2019 and Distinguished Researcher Award in the field of Sustainable Systems Engineering in 2019 by International Institute of Organized Research, Best Faculty Researcher Award for the year(s) 2016-2021 consecutively. Coordinator -Circular Economy Club, VIT University, Academic Editor – Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Wiley-Hindawi Publications and Editorial Board Member – Journal of Operational Research for Engineering Management Studies (JOREMS), Area Editor – Operations Management Research, Associate Editor – Circular Economy, Frontiers in Sustainability, Book Series Editor - Industrial Engineering, Systems, and Management, CRC Press.