Dr. Mircea Vinatoru (Coventry University) has extensive experience in application of ultrasound for technological purposes. He has designed and supervised the manufacture of the first successful industrial scale ultrasonic batch reactor (1000 L volume, 4.5 kW ultrasonic power) dedicated to natural products extraction. He developed the first continuous sonochemical process for the transesterification of vegetable oil to produce biodiesel with Japanese, USA and EU patents on this technology. In 2005 was employed in Canada, Food Technology Centre, PEI, to setup a pilot facility for natural products extraction using ultrasound. In 2006, in Texas, he set up a research laboratory for a private company in order to perform research work for renewable fuels. After that he was employed at Coventry University as a senior research fellow to work for an European project – SONO – aimed at embedding metal oxides nanoparticles into fabrics to make it antimicrobial.