Mark has an MSc degree in Sustainable Energy and Crops, majoring in Biotechnology for which he obtained 1st class honours with distinction. He received a full scholarship for his MSc and is planning to read for a PhD. He has technical expertise and has worked on different projects related to anaerobic digestion, life-cycle assessment, air pollution, waste-to-energy conversion, life-cycle costing, energy-system integration and techno-economic feasibility studies of the installation of renewable energy systems. Also, he undertook a fully funded summer internship on bacterial secretion systems in Taiwan and France. He is experienced in biological data analysis, literature curation, and database management. Mark has authored research papers in peer-reviewed journals. He used to write blogs in his spare time.