Dr. V Chintala, is a Founding Associate Professor in National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI: Deemed to be University), Vadodara, India. The NRTI is India's first university focused on transportation-domain education, established by Ministry of Railways, Govt of India. Dr. Chintala is alumni of IIT Delhi, did his PhD from Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi in the field of transportation. He is the recipient of “Smt. Vijay Sodha” award for his best research work at IIT Delhi in the year 2015. Graduated from Jawahar Lal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada in Mechanical Engineering. He did his post-graduation from Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal. He has been teaching to UG/PG/PhD students of Engineering for the past 13 years. He worked with industries for about 2 years prior to his teaching assignments. His area of specialization is Internal combustion engines, Alternate fuels for transportation sector, and waste to energy conversion (WTE) technologies. Currently he is working in solar thermal pyrolysis of waste materials including sewage sludge, agriculture waste, and municipal solid waste. He is also working in conversion of municipal and industrial plastic waste to fuels conversion technologies. He has completed several R&D projects from Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) etc. Currently, he is working on the DST sponsored project to commercialize the plasto-petrol production from municipal mixed plastic waste with industries. To his credit, he published about 56 research articles in renowned journals such as “Renewable and Sustainable energy reviews”, and “Applied Energy” etc. He has authored several book chapters published by Elsevier publications. He is continuously disseminating his research findings in various platforms such as DLR Germany, DST New Delhi, and DIBER Haldwani etc.