Rodrigo Navia earned his Chemical Engineer degree from the Technical University Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile and his Ph.D. in Mining Sciences from the University of Leoben, Austria. His main research areas are related to waste to energy and resource technology, bioenergy and biorefinery processes. He has been involved in several R&D projects, particularly in topics focusing on biodiesel, biogas, biomass to energy, biochar and fly ashes valorization. In addition, he serves as associate editor of Waste Management & Research, the ISI scientific journal of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). He is currently appointed as full professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.