People


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Prof. Debabrata Das

Group Leader
IIT Kharagpur Profile
IAHE Profile
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Amrit Lal

Senior Research Fellow
E-mail: amritlal52@gmail.com
Research Topic: Development of Microalgal Harvesting Technology

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Sanjukta Banerjee

Senior Research Fellow (Institute)
Mail: sanjuktabanerjee1990@gmail.com
Research Topic: Algal Biorefinery

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Suman Dhar

Junior Research Fellow
E-mail: sumandhar1994@gmail.com
Research Topic: Algal biomass production for HTL

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Chandan Mahata

MS Student
E-mail: chandannitche@gmail.com
Research Topic: Biohydrogen Production using UASB

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Tapas Mohanty

Project Assistant
E-mail: tapasmohanty.kgp@gmail.com



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Dr. Nityananda Roy

E-mail: nityananda.roy@bitcollege.in; nitry@rediffmail.com
Presently: Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Bengal Institute of Technology, Kolkata

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Dr. Chitralekha Nag Das Gupta

E-mail: chitralekha.dasgupta@gmail.com
Presently: Assistant Professor, Research Cell, Amity University, Lucknow.

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Dr. Pallavi Sinha

E-mail: pallavi.sinha10@gmail.com
Presently: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Zoology, Govt. N.PG College of Sciences, Raipur

26 Ph.D., 1 M.S., several M.Tech. and B.Tech. students completed their research work under my guidance. 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.



Ph. D.


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Harshita Singh

E-mail: harshita2709@gmail.com
Research Topic: Biohydrogen production from microalgae

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Vaishali Singh

E-mail: vaishalisingh563@gmail.com
Research Topic: Biohydrogen and biobutanol production from organic wastes.

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Srijoni Banerjee

E-mail: srijoni.ju@gmail.com
Research Topic: Topic: Development of suitable process parameters for enhanced biodiesel production from Neochloris oleoabundans UTEX 1185

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Jhansi L.Varanasi

E-mail: v.jhansi15@gmail.com
Research Topic: Development and application of bioelectrochemical systems for enhanced energy recovery from organic waste
Presently: Senior Scientist, Detox Group of Industries, Surat.

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Ramya Veerubhotla

E-mail: vramya.90@gmail.com
Research Topic: Development of Portable Microscale Power Generation Devices using Electrogenic Bacteria

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Balachandar G

Mail: balazest@gmail.com
Research Topic: Hydrogen production through biological routes.
Presently: Scientist, Shilpa medicare limited, Hubli, Karnataka

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Sinu Kumari

E-mail: sinu135@gmail.com
Research Topic: Improvement of Gaseous energy Recovery from Lignocellulosic waste.

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Preeti Mishra

E-mail: preet.bt06@gmail.com
Research Topic: Hydrogen production through biological routes

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Bikram Kumar Nayak

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

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Supratim Ghosh

Project Assistant
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

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Shantonu Roy

E-mail: shantonu20@gmail.com
Research Topic: Biohydrogen production from organic residues by thermophiles
Presently: Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology,Shibpur, Kolkata-711103

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Nitai Basak

E-mail: basakn@nitj.ac.in
Research 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.

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Soumya Pandit

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

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Jose Gilbert J.

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

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Kanhaiya Kumar

E-mail: k_kumar222@yahoo.co.in
Research 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

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Namita Khanna

E-mail: namitakhanna1@gmail.com
Research 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

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Mohan Yama

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

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Shireen Meher Kotay

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

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Tumpa Dutta

E-mail: tumpa.dutta@gmail.com
Research 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

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Devrani Mitra

E-mail: devrani_mitra@yahoo.com
Research 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

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Kaustubha Mohanty

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

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Kaushik Nath

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

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Jayashree Mishra

E-mail: mishra@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu
Research 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

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David K Daniel

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

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Narendra Kumar

E-mail: nkumar@pharmacy.tamhsc.edu
Research 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

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Kakali Bandyopadhyay

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


Masters Students


  • Santoshnambi Yadav
    E-mail: santoshnambi9@gmail.com
    Topic: Biobutanol production by immobilized Clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum in batch and continuous mode of fermentation
  • Rokesh R
    E-mail: rokesh2012@gmail.com
    Topic: Biohydrogen production using USAB
  • Abhishek Anand
    E-mail: abhishekanand179@gmail.com
    Topic: Integrated bioenergy generation
  • Tulajaram Katwe
    E-mail: tulajaram02katwe@gmail.com
    Topic: Biohydrogen production using an immobilized system
  • 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
  • Rachana
    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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Prof. T Nejat Veziroglu

Clean Energy Research Institute, University of Miami,Florida

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Prof. K B Ramachandran

Department of Biotechnology, IIT Madras, Chennai

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Prof. Irini Angelidaki, along with Dr. Prasad

Institute of Environment and Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby 1152800 DENMARK

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Prof. Luuk van der Wielen

Department of Biotechnology, Delft University of Technology, Room 1.510, Julianalaan 67 2628 BC Delft Netherland

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Prof. Saroj Mishra

Professor, Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India

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Prof. Chris Somerville

EBI Director, Energy Biosciences Institute, 130 Calvin Laboratory, MC 5230, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720

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Dr. Suryakanta Mishra

Former Minister-in-charge, Dept of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal, India

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Dr. Prabhakant Sinha

Founder and Co-Chairman,
ZS Associates