Prof. K. N. Ganesh is the founding director of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Tirupati. He is a Fellow of all 3 Science Academies in India and also a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He served as the President of Division of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry of IUPAC (2012-2013). Prof. Ganesh has received innumerable professional awards, the most important ones being Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award of Chemical Sciences (CSIR) and TWAS Prize for Chemical Sciences, SASTRA-CNR Rao Award of SASTRA University (2015) and H K Firodia Vijnan Bhushan Award (2015). He has served as Member of various policy-making and Project Advisory Committees of Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. He is currently the Chairman of Bionanoscience Committee of DST Nanoscience mission and Lady Tata memorial trust. He has been appointed as Principal and Founding Editor for ACS Omega, the first open Access mega journal of American Chemical Society. He has been also appointed as Chairperson on RAAC of INST Mohali and Member of Governing Council of Association of Indian University.