Prof. Ir. Dr. Ani Idris, is a Professor in the Department of Bioprocess and Polymer Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and also holds a cross-appointment as a Fellow in Institute of Bioproduct Development. She is also a founder of MEMTEC PLT a spinoff company of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She was awarded as Malaysia Top Research Scientist in 2015. She is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and also a Professional Engineer. She has published more than 140 impact factor journals relating to her research area, obtained over 2253 citations, H- index 26 and has 6 patents granted.