Ph. D Scholars :

Bioprocess Engineering Lab. has produced 18 Ph.Ds hitherto, several M.Tech and B.Tech students. Their contributions have been immense, the career profiles of graduates from different disciplines, what they are working as now and what their job entails are briefly detailed below.

Bikram Kumar Nayak

E-mail: biku.nayak@gmail.com
Topic: Carbon dioxide sequestration from flue gas and simultaneous production of biohydrogen using blue green algae.
Presently: Technical Assistant, NIT, Rourkela


Supratim Ghosh

E-mail: supratim4737@gmail.com
Topic: Production of biofuels from microalgae
Presently: Post Doctoral Fellow, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China


Shantonu Roy

E-mail: shantonu20@gmail.com
Topic: Biohydrogen production from organic residues by thermophiles
Presently: Assistant Professor, NIT, Arunachal Pradesh


Nitai Basak

E-mail: basakn@nitj.ac.in
Topic: Studies on photo fermentative biohydrogen production by purple-non-sulfur bacteria
Presently: Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar.


Soumya Pandit

E-mail: sounip@gmail.com
Topic: Improvement on the performance of microbial fuel cell by optimizing different operational parameters.
Presently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel


Jose Gilbert J.

E-mail: josegilbert2000@gmail.com
Topic: Continuous Hydrogen production through photofermentation in a photobioreactor using spent media of dark fermentation.
Presently: Manager and Research Scientist, Reliance Industries, India


Kanhaiya Kumar

E-mail: k_kumar222@yahoo.co.in
Topic: Carbon dioxide sequestration from flue gas and simultaneous production of biohydrogen using green algae.
Presently: Post Doctor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway


Namita Khanna

E-mail: namitakhanna1@gmail.com
Topic: Improvement of hydrogen production by Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08
Presently: Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Dubai Campus


Mohan Yama

E-mail: ziptomohan@gmail.com
Topic: Clean energy generation using microbial fuel cells
Presently: Postdoctoral Fellow, BPCL, New Delhi, India


Shireen Meher Kotay

Email: mailshiri@gmail.com
Topic: Microbial production of hydrogen from pretreated sewage.
Presently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Engg. & Microbiol. Lab. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA


Tumpa Dutta

E-mail: tumpa.dutta@gmail.com
Topic: Isolation and purification of Fe-hydrogenase from Enterobacter cloacae DM 11.
Presently: Assistant Professor, Mayo Clinic Metabolomics Resource Core, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA


Devrani Mitra

E-mail: devrani_mitra@yahoo.com
Topic:Structural Characterization of Mammalian Cell Entry Proteins and Peptidyl-Prolyl Cis-Trans Isomerase A ofMycobacterium tuberculosis
Presently: Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Presidency University, Kolkata, India


Kaustubha Mohanty

E-mail: kmohanty@iitg.ernet.in
Topic: Development of Multi-Stage Experimental Loop Airlift Reactor for Wastewater Treatment
Presently: Professor, Department of Chemical Engg., IIT Guwahati, India


Kaushik Nath

E-mail: kaushiknath2010@hotmail.com
Topic: Biological hydrogen production using two-stage hybrid bioreactor
Presently: Professor & Head, GH Patel College of Engineering & Technology, Anand, (Gujarat), India


Jayashree Mishra

E-mail: mishra@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu
Topic: Studies on Fe-hydrogenase from Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08
Presently: Associate Research Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Texas,USA


David K Daniel

E-mail: davidkdaniel@vit.ac.in
Topic: Studies on a-Amylase from Aspergillus awamori
Presently: Former Faculty, Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, India


Narendra Kumar

E-mail: nkumar@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu
Topic: Enhancement of hydrogen production using Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08
Presently: Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Texas A & M Health Science Center, Texas, USA


Kakali Bandyopadhyay

E-mail: ahz5@cdc.gov
Topic: Microbial degradation of phenolic waste
Presently: Research Scientist and Specialist Master, Deloitte Atlanta, USA


List of Masters students

Kusumika Singha Roy
E-mail: kusumikaSnhr22@gmail.com
Topic: EPS production from microalgae

Debarshi Pal
E-mail: debarshipal92@gmail.com
Topic: Algal fermentation process

K B Kartik Gaurav
E-mail: kartikgaurav@gmail.com
Topic: Application of ADM1 in mesophilic dark fermentation using organic wastes for biohydrogen production

Sourabh Chakraborty
E-mail: sc85784@gmail.com
Topic: Maximization of energy recovery using algae

E-mail: rachana.r18@gmail.com
Topic: Studies of Hydrogen production by photofermentation using Rhodobacter Sphaeroides

M. Vishnuvardhan
E-mail: vishnuvardhan.1991@yahoo.com
Topic: Biohydrogen production from organic waste using thermophilic organism

Manoj Badhe
E-mail: manojbadhe2000@gmail.com
Topic: Cyanobacteria as a source of food, feed and biofuels

Manoj Kumar Kushwaha
E-mail: manojkush08@gmail.com
Topic: Biohydrogen production using thermophilic bacteria

Manoj Mandelia
E-mail: mkmandelia@gmail.com
Topic: Development of double mutants for improvement of biohydrogen production from Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08

Videh Khare

E-mail: videh.khare@gmail.com
Topic: Improvement of hydrogen production using microbial electrolysis cell

Pankaj Sanwal
E-mail: pansanwal@gmail.com
Topic: Studies on biohydrogen production using thermophiles
Presently: Asst. Professor (Senior) VCT Kumaon Engineering College, Dwarahat, Almora, Uttrakhand, India.

Shereena P. Joy
E-mail: shereena.joy@gmail.com
Topic: Development of defined mixed microbial consortia for hydrogen production from organic wastes
Presently: Research Technologist, Praj Matrix, Urwade, Tal Mulshi, Pune, India.

M. Kanya
E-mail: m.kanya@yahoo.com
Topic: Hydrogen production by photo fermentation process using Rhodobacter sphaeroides O.U.001

Mousami Srivastava
E-mail: smiitbtbi@gmail.com
Topic: Maximization of biohydrogen production by spent media obtained from dark fermentation
Presently: Senior Research Fellow, Bioinformatics Centre of Defence Institute of
Phsyology & Allied Sciences (DIPAS), DRDO, New Delhi

Subhamoy Bhattacharya
E-mail: mailsubhamoy@gmail.com
Topic: Optimization of reactor and process design for biological hydrogen and methane production

Abhilash Padavannil
E-mail: lashbt@gmail.com
Topic: Maximization of gaseous energy recovery from organic sludge
Presently: Research Scholar, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Kuntal Pal
E-mail: mrbiotek@gmail.com
Topic: Studies on biological hydrogen production using Citrobacter freundii IIT-BT L139
Presently: Research Scholar, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Nitai Basak
E-mail: basakn812@yahoo.com
Topic: Studies on photo-biological hydrogen production using Rhodobacter spheroides O.U 001
Presently: Faculty, Dr. BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Vijay Gunasekaran
Topic: Studies on alkaline lipase production from Citrobacter freundii
Presently: Scientist, Productions, Wockhardt, Aurangabad, India.

Chittibabu G.
Topic: Studies on biological hydrogen production using recombinant bacterial strain of E. coli BL 21

Nabanita Biswas
Topic: Morphological changes of Aspergillus awamori NRRL3112 for Glucoamylase production during submerged fermentation

Bivekanand Mallick
Topic: Isolation and characterization of hydrogenase enzyme from Enterobacter cloacae IIT BT 08

Subhrajit Saha
Topic: Hydrogen production by Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 Using Distillery Effluent

Mrinmay Chakrabarti
Topic: Scale up production of FGF8 by Recombinant E. coli

Agnidipta Ghosh

Topic: Strain improvement of E. cloacae IIT-BT 08 for enhanced H2 production by chemical mutagenesis

D. Selva Kumar
Topic: Production of Bialaphos using Streptomyces hygroscopicus NRRL B-16256

Arun Kumar Maiti

Topic: Improvement of alcohol producing strain of Sacchoromyces cerevisial by mutagenesis

Sudip Kumar Majumder
Topic: Yeast (Sacchoromyces cerevisial)) strain, Improvement of Mutagenesis technique

Suresh C. Mohanta
Topic: Treatment of distillery spent wash by two phase up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors

G. Rajesh

Topic: High Rate Stabilization of Rice Mill effluent by two state UASB reactions

Malla Srinivasu

Topic: Solid state acidification of MSW and the potentially of the leachate for biomethanation process

Kakoli Bose

Topic: Some studies on thermostable alpha amylase production using Bacillus licheniformics (NRRLB-14368)

M. Venkateswara Rao
Topic: Some studies on continuous production of ethanol from potato starch hydrolysate

Hemraj S. Nandawar
Topic: Lactic acid production by whole cell immobilization using Lactobacillus allbruckti (NCIM-2365)

Sarvesh Kumar Soni
Topic: Some Studies on the Characterization of Glucoamylase and a-amylase Enzymes Produced from A. awamori (NRRL-3112) and their effect on Starch Saccharification and Ethanol Fermentation Processes

Jayanta Kumar Roy
Topic: Some studies on the Production of Starch by Hydrolyzing Enzymes using S. rolfsit (NCIM-1084) and A. awamori (NRRL-3112) and their effect on Saccharification of Starch

Gaidnani N. R.

Topic: Maximization of Continuous Ethanol Production by whole cell immobilization using Lignocellulosic Materials as Solid Matrix

C Renuka
Topic: High Rate Stabilisation of MSW by using Two-stage Biomethanation Process

Kaushik Sikdar
Topic: Azolla pinnata a potential Biogas Generator and Aquacultural use of its Digested slurry

Swati Sen Gupta
Topic: Response of immobilized glucose Oxidase: A Physico-chemical Investigation

Subash K. Malkhede
Topic: Studies on two stage solid state Biomethanation Process using Agroresedues



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