Professor Bright Kwakye-Awuah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. He is, without doubt, an upcoming world leader in the area materials technology. He has synthesized high-tech industrial products from low-grade kaolin. Such products include high purity alumina, zeolites, aluminium sulphate, activated alumina, sodium silicate, among others. He has synthesized a number of novel zeolites and has pioneered and championed their use in a wide variety of medical, environmental, and industrial settings. He has a wide range of industrial and academic collaborations that have resulted in real world solutions to difficult industrial problems. Professor Kwakye-Awuah is the Lead Research Scientist for the Zeolite Science and Technology Research Group, a multi-departmental research group in the University. He is also the coordinator of Advance Materials Research (AMT) group in the Department of Physics, KNUST. He has, through a number of grants, trained five PhD students, with several others in various stages of their research project. He has also trained several MPhil students and currently engaging new MPhil students in different projects in the area of Zeolite Science and Technology. He has authored several international peer reviewed publications in the field of Zeolite Science and Technology and has made presentations in several international conferences. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre -KNUST (RWESCK), a World bank Centre of Excellence research centre. He has also provided several consultancy services to industries such as Pathos AIB Limited, Ghana and World of Minerals Company in Yemen.