Dr. Dhanada K. Mishra is an academician and administrator. His educational qualifications include B. Tech (Civil) from Regional College of Engineering (REC), Trichy; M. Tech (Structural Engineering) from University of Oklahoma (USA); and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) in the field of Civil Engineering Materials. Dr. Mishra has held several positions of academic and administrative responsibility over the years. He was the Dean (Research and Industrial Coordination) at the KIIT University and Principal of JITM Paralakhemundi. He was also a Trustee of CSREM and Director (R&D) of JITM. Dr. Mishra has worked with national and international organizations including Rocla Technology, Guildford (Australia) and Associated Cement Companies India Limited (ACC). Dr. Mishra has several publications to his credit and serves as a reviewer for Indian Concrete Journal. He has received several awards such as the Chi-Epsilon honour while at the University of Oklahoma and the Mondialogo award from UNESCO and Damler-Chrysler two years in running (2005-06). Dr. Mishra is actively involved in development related issues and is the founder president of the Association for India's Development, Australia Inc. He has been a founder and member of the board of the Sustainable Educational and Economic Development Society (SEEDS) based out of USA. Currently he is the State Advisor of Pratham working in primary education. Most recently he has established his own consulting firm - DKM Consult Pvt Ltd. Currently he is visiting Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as a research scholar on sabbatical to pursue his research interest in the area of fly ash and pozzolanic cement based green construction materials.