SAMIR K KHANAL, PH.D., P.E.associate PROFESSOR OF BIOENGINEERING
A Book for a Novel Cause
I did not write this book for money or fame. This was a genuine effort to contribute something to the field of anaerobic biotechnology; in which I conducted my doctoral research at the Hong Kong University of Science of Technology. I started this book project back in 1998. It took almost 10 years to finally realize the long awaited dream. Although the book became the bestseller among Agriculture and Animal Science series in Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Trust me, I could have made much more money working at McDonald's. Nonetheless, I am proud of my efforts as I was able to establish scholarships from the royalty that I received from the sale of the book, and I was able to provide 6 scholarships annually to extremely poor, deprived, yet genius Nepali students from rural areas.