Dr. Shaily Mahendra is a Professor and Samueli Fellow in the UCLA Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and the Molecular Toxicology Program. She received her Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley and postdoctoral training at Rice University. She teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of Environmental Biotechnology and Nanotechnology. She has developed innovative enzyme-vault nanocatalysts for water purification, omics-based and stable isotope-based monitoring tools to measure environmental quality, energy-positive wastewater treatment approaches, designs of antifouling coatings for medical and environmental applications, and technologies for remediation of emerging water contaminants including 1,4-dioxane, chlorinated solvents, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, nanoparticles, pesticides, munitions constituents, antibiotics, dyes, and bisphenol analogs. Dr. Mahendra has won the NSF CAREER Award, Paul L. Busch Award, Walter Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, DuPont Young Professor Award, Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, Environmental Science & Technology Excellence in Review Award, Mahatma Gandhi Samman, AEESP Distinguished Service Award, Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award, and she was cited as one of the 10 Trendsetters by the Public Works Magazine. She has published over 70 papers and book chapters, filed 8 patents, and delivered over 200 invited talks and conference presentations, and she was a speaker at TEDx Manhattan Beach. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Hazardous Materials and JHM Letters.