Balasubramanian P

Assistant Professor Grade-I

Biotechnology and Medical Engineering

 (+91) 661 246 2297

 balap[at]nitrkl.ac.in

 Biosketch

72

Publications       

4

Sponsored Projects

0

Consultancy Projects

7

Doctoral Students

1

Short-term Course

13

PG Dissertation

 Personal Information

Prof. Balasubramanian P

Assistant Professor Grade-I

Biotechnology and Medical Engineering

Joined in Apr 2014

 Room Number: BM-108

 Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008

 Education Qualification

  1. Ph.D.
    Environmental Biotechnology
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  2. M.E
    Environmental Management
    Anna University Chennai
  3. B.Tech
    Biotechnology
    Anna University Tiruchirappalli

 Experience

Teaching Experience
  • Biotechnology,  National Institute of Technology Rourkela,  28 Aug 2014 - Present
  • Biotechnology,  National Institute of Technology Calicut,  05 Aug 2013 - 23 Apr 2014
  • Energy and Environment,  National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli,  23 Aug 2012 - 31 May 2013

 Expertise Information

Research Group
Environmental & Plant Biotechnology Group
Areas of Interest
Environmental Biotechnology , Enzymology , Bioenergy , Sustainable Development

 Projects

Integrated struvite crystallization and microalgal growth for biofertilizer production using source-separated urine

 DST

 Principal Investigator

 24 months

 Running

Sponsored

Design, Development & Demonstration of Biochar production strategies for Sustainable Agricultural Livelihoods

 SERB

 Principal Investigator

 36 months

 Running

Sponsored

Design & Development of Porous Silicon based Biosensor for Chromium ddetedtion in & around of Sukinda Mines Valley, Odisha

 DST

 Co-Investigator

 36 months

 Running

Sponsored

Investigation over the Biosorption characteristics of toxic dye & metal removal from aqueous solution by novel biomass

 SERB

 Principal Investigator

 24 months

 Running

Sponsored

 Continuing Education

2nd Regional Orientation Workshop on Unnat Bharat Abhiyan for the State of Odisha

 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

 Coordinator

 13 Feb 2020

Workshop

1st Regional Orientation Workshop on Unnat Bharat Abhiyan for the State of Odisha

 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

 Coordinator

 24 May 2019

Workshop

Webinar on Chaos, Curiosity and COVID-19: A Biotechnologist’s Perspective

 Biotechnology and Medical Engineering

 Coordinator

 25 Jul 2020

Conference

Webinar on Present Scenario of Covid-19 and Expected Measures

 Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

 Coordinator

 30 Jun 2020

Conference

National Conference On Waste To Energy, Carbon Capture And Storage (NCWECCS-2017)

 Biotechnology and Medical Engineering

 Coordinator

 03 Aug 2017 - 05 Aug 2017

Conference

Biotechnology Popularisation and Skill Development Programme

 Biotechnology and Medical Engineering

 Coordinator

 24 Jan 2020 - 25 Jan 2020

Short-term Course

 Publications

12

Google Scholar h-index

21

Google Scholar i10-index

10

Scopus h-index

Total Publications: 72
K. V. Supraja, B. Behera, and B. P, "Performance Evaluation of Hydroponic System for Co-cultivation of Microalgae and Tomato plant", Journal of Cleaner Production, vol.272, no.122823, Elsevier, November 2020, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122823 Article
R. R. Fopase, S. P, P. G. Kale, and B. P, "Strategies, challenges and opportunities of enzyme immobilization on porous silicon for biosensing applications", Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, vol.8, no.5, pp.104266, Elsevier, October 2020, 10.1016/j.jece.2020.104266 Article
K. V. Supraja, B. Behera, and B. P, "Efficacy of microalgal extracts as biostimulants through seed treatment and foliar spray for tomato cultivation", Industrial Crops and Products, vol.151, no.112453, Elsevier, September 2020, 10.1016/j.indcrop.2020.112453 Article
A. Pathy, S. Meher, and B. P, "Predicting algal biochar yield using eXtreme Gradient Boosting (XGB) algorithm of machine learning methods", Algal Research, vol.50, no.102006, Elsevier, September 2020, 10.1016/j.algal.2020.102006 Article
B. Behera, M. S. S, B. Dey, and B. P, "Algal Biodiesel Production with Engineered Biochar as a Heterogeneous Solid Acid Catalyst", Bioresource Technology, vol.310, no.123392, Elsevier, August 2020, 10.1016/j.biortech.2020.123392 Article

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A. P. M, A. K. R, S. Patra, I. Khan, P. Natarajan, and B. P, "Cytotoxic and pharmacokinetic studies of Indian seaweed polysaccharides for formulating raindrop synbiotic candy", International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, vol.154, pp.557-566, Elsevier, July 2020, 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.03.086 Article
K. V. Supraja, B. Behera, and B. P, "Optimization of process variables on two-step microwave-assisted transesterification of waste cooking oil", Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol.27, pp.27244–27255, Springer, July 2020, 10.1007/s11356-019-05384-8 Article
S. Nayak, P. G. Kale, and B. P, "Inhibition assays of horseradish peroxidase by hexavalent chromium and other heavy metals", International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, vol.22, no.8, Taylor & Francis, May 2020, 10.1080/03067319.2020.1776864 Article
B. Behera, N. Aly, and B. P, "Theoretical Modeling of Algal Productivity and Carbon Capture Potential in Selected Places of Odisha, India", Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A, Springer, May 2020, 10.1007/s40030-020-00450-8 Article
B. Behera, S. K. Patra, and B. P, "Biological nutrient recovery from human urine by enriching mixed microalgal consortium for biodiesel production", Journal of Environmental Management, vol.260, no.110111, Elsevier, April 2020, 10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110111 Article
B. Behera, N. K, D. M, and B. P, "Evaluating the harvesting efficiency of inorganic coagulants on native microalgal consortium enriched with human urine", Water Science and Technology, IWA Publishing, March 2020, 10.2166/wst.2020.143 Article
S. Nayak, R. S, B. P, and P. G. Kale, "A review of chromite mining in Sukinda Valley of India: impact and potential remediation measures", International Journal of Phytoremediation, vol.20, no.8, pp.804-818, Taylor and Francis, January 2020, 10.1080/15226514.2020.1717432 Article
A. H. Dabhade, S., and B. P, "Colorimetric paper bioassay by horseradish peroxidase for the detection of catechol and resorcinol in aqueous samples", Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology, Taylor & Francis 2020, 10.1080/10826068.2020.1760883 Article
R. R. Fopase, S. Nayak, M. Mohanta, P. G. Kale, and B. P, "Inhibition assays of urease for detecting trivalent chromium in drinking water", Green Buildings and Sustainable Engineering, ch.27, pp.313-323, Springer, springer transactions in civil and environmental engineering, Singapore, December 2019, 10.1007/978-981-13-1202-1_27 Inbook
A. P. M, A. K. R, R. Jayabalan, and B. P, "Dietary fiber from Indian edible seaweeds and its in-vitro prebiotic effect on the gut microbiota", Food Hydrocolloids, vol.96, pp.343-353, Elsevier, November 2019, 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2019.05.031 Article
A. P. M, A. K. R, B. P, and R. Jayabalan, "An overview of extraction and purification techniques of seaweed dietary fibers for immunomodulation on gut microbiota", Trends in Food Science & Technology, vol.92, pp.46-64, Elsevier, October 2019, 10.1016/j.tifs.2019.08.011 Article
B. Behera and B. P, "Natural plant extracts as an economical and ecofriendly alternative for harvesting microalgae", Bioresource Technology, vol.283, pp.45-52, Elsevier, July 2019, 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.03.070 Article
A. Pathy, S. Gopinath, S. Rangabhashiyam, M. A. Rajkumar, and B. P, "Prediction of pyrolytic product composition and yield for various grass biomass feedstocks", Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Springer, July 2019, 10.1007/s13399-019-00475-5 Article
J. Thiagarajan, Pk. Srividhya, and B. P, "Thermochemical behaviors and co-gasification kinetics of palm kernel shells with bituminous coal", Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Springer, July 2019, 10.1007/s13399-019-00450-0 Article
B. Behera, A. Acharya, I. A. Gargey, N. Aly, and B. P, "Bioprocess engineering principles of microalgal cultivation for sustainable biofuel production", Bioresource Technology Reports, vol.5, pp.297-316, Elsevier, February 2019, 10.1016/j.biteb.2018.08.001 Article
S. Rangabhashiyam and B. P, "Characteristics, performances, equilibrium and kinetic modeling aspects of heavy metal removal using algae", Bioresource Technology Reports, vol.5, pp.261-279, Elsevier, February 2019, 10.1016/j.biteb.2018.07.009 Article
R. S and B. P, "The potential of lignocellulosic biomass precursors for biochar production: performance, mechanism and wastewater application- A review", Industrial Crops and Products, vol.128, pp.405-423, Elsevier, February 2019, 10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.11.041 Article
S. Gopinath, R. S, S. Murugan, and B. P, "Influence of biochar application on growth of Oryza sativa and its associated soil microbial ecology", Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, pp.1-12, Springer, January 2019, 10.1007/s13399-018-0365-z Article
S. Rangabhashiyam, S. Sikder, and B. P, "Assessment of hexavalent chromium biosorption using biodiesel extracted seeds of Jatropha sp., Ricinus sp. and Pongamia sp.", International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, vol.16, no.10, pp.5707-5724, Springer 2019, 10.1007/s13762-018-1951-0 Article
B. Behera, N. Aly, and B. P, "Biophysical model and techno-economic assessment of carbon sequestration by microalgal ponds in Indian coal based power plants", Journal of Cleaner Production, vol.221, pp.587-597, Elsevier 2019, 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.02.263 Article
M. Sahoo, B. Das, A. Patnaik, B. P, and R. Jayabalan, "Genomics and proteomics features of listeria monocytogenes", Food Molecular Microbiology, ch.7, pp.12, CRC press 2019, 10.1201/9781315110110-7 Inbook
R. R. Fopase, S. Nayak, M. Mohanta, P. G. Kale, and B. P, "Inhibition assays of free and immobilized urease for detecting hexavalent chromium in water samples", 3 Biotech, vol.9, no.4, Springer 2019, 10.1007/s13205-019-1661-4 Article
B. Behera, E. S, R. Jayabalan, and B. P, "An in-silico approach for enhancing the lipid productivity in microalgae by manipulating the fatty acid biosynthesis", Soft Computing for Problem Solving, ch.70, pp.877-889, Springer, advances in intelligent systems and computing book (aisc, volume 816), December 2018, 10.1007/978-981-13-1592-3_70 Inbook
I. Dash, B. Das, H. Bhawsar, M. Sahoo, E. J, B. P, and R. Jayabalan, "Investigation on the production of bioethanol from black tea waste biomass in the seawater-based system", Bioresource Technology Reports, vol.4, pp.209-213, Elsevier, December 2018, 10.1016/j.biteb.2018.11.003 Article
B. Behera, N. Aly, M. A. Rajkumar, and B. P, "Theoretical Estimation of the Microalgal Potential for Biofuel Production and Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in India", Soft Computing for Problem Solving, ch.62, pp.775-790, Springer, advances in intelligent systems and computing book (aisc, volume 816), December 2018, 10.1007/978-981-13-1592-3_62 Inbook
J. Thiagarajan, Pk. Srividhya, and B. P, "Thermal behavior and pyrolytic kinetics of palm kernel shells and Indian lignite coal at various blending ratios", Bioresource Technology Reports, vol.4, pp.88-95, Elsevier, December 2018, 10.1016/j.biteb.2018.09.004 Article
B. Behera, N. Aly, and B. P, "Biophysical modeling of microalgal cultivation in open ponds", Ecological Modelling, vol.388, pp.61-71, Elsevier, November 2018, 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.09.024 Article
B. Das, M. Sahoo, S. Ghosh, Md. I. Khan, I. Dash, R. Jayabalan, S. Tripathy, A. Mishra, and B. P, "Biosynthesis of magnesium oxide (MgO) nanoflakes by using leaf extract of Bauhinia purpurea and evaluation of its antibacterial property against Staphylococcus aureus", Materials Science and Engineering: C, vol.91, pp.436-444, Elsevier, October 2018, 10.1016/j.msec.2018.05.059 Article
R. S and B. P, "Pollution Control Operation Calculation", Current Science, vol.115, no.8, pp.1595-1596, Indian Academy of Sciences, October 2018 Article
S. Rangabhashiyam and B. P, "Performance of novel biosorbents prepared using native and NaOH treated Peltophorum pterocarpum fruit shells for the removal of malachite green", Bioresource Technology Reports, vol.3, pp.75-81, Elsevier, September 2018, 10.1016/j.biteb.2018.06.004 Article
R. S, S. Sikder, and B. P, "Assessment of hexavalent chromium biosorption using biodiesel extracted seeds of Jatropha sp., Ricinus sp. and Pongamia sp.", International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, pp.1-18, Springer, August 2018, 10.1007/s13762-018-1951-0 Article
B. Das, B. P, R. Jayabalan, N. Lekshmi, and S. Thomas, "Strategies behind biosensors for food and waterborne pathogens", Quorum Sensing and its Biotechnological Applications, ch.8, pp.107-141, Springer, August 2018, 10.1007/978-981-13-0848-2_8 Inbook
R. S, R. Jayabalan, M. A. Rajkumar, and B. P, "Elimination of toxic heavy metals from aqueous systems using potential biosorbents: a review", Green Buildings and Sustainable Engineering, ch.26, pp.291-311, Springer, springer transactions in civil and environmental engineering book (sticee), July 2018, 10.1007/978-981-13-1202-1_26 Inbook
S. Gopinath, S. Rangabhashiyam, P. S. Kar, S. Murugan, and B. P, "Modeling biochar yield and syngas production during the pyrolysis of agro-residues", Green Buildings and Sustainable Engineering, ch.28, pp.325-336, Springer, springer transactions in civil and environmental engineering book (sticee), July 2018, 10.1007/978-981-13-1202-1_28 Inbook
I. A. Gargey, I. Dash, R. Jayabalan, and B. P, "Optimization of etherification reactions for recycling of tea fungal biomass waste into carboxymethylcellulose", Green Buildings and Sustainable Engineering, ch.29, pp.337-346, Springer, springer transactions in civil and environmental engineering book (sticee), July 2018, 10.1007%2F978-981-13-1202-1_29 Inbook
J. Thiagarajan, P. K. Srividhya, and B. P, "Thermal kinetics and syngas production on co-gasification of deoiled jatropha seed cake residues with wood chips", International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (IJRER), vol.8, no.2, pp.1-7, Gazi University, June 2018 Article
L. Narendrakumar, B. Das, B. P, R. Jayabalan, and S. Thomas, "Quorum Quenching and Biofilm Inhibition: Alternative Imminent Strategies to Control the Disease Cholera", Biotechnological Applications of Quorum Sensing Inhibitors, ch.4, pp.63-85, Springer, Lekshmi Narendrakumar Bhaskar DasBalasubramanian ParamasivanJayabalan RasuSabu Thomas, May 2018, 10.1007/978-981-10-9026-4_4 Inbook
S. Rangabhashiyam and B. P, "Adsorption behaviors of hazardous methylene blue and hexavalent chromium on novel materials derived from Pterospermum acerifolium shells", Journal of Molecular Liquids, vol.254, pp.433-445, Elsevier, March 2018, 10.1016/j.molliq.2018.01.131 Article
S. Rangabhashiyam, S. Lata, and B. P, "Biosorption characteristics of methylene blue and malachite green from simulated wastewater onto Carica papaya wood biosorbent", Surfaces and Interfaces, vol.10, pp.197-215, Elsevier, March 2018, 10.1016/j.surfin.2017.09.011 Article
I. Dash, B. Das, B. P, and R. Jayabalan, "Sea water as a reaction medium for bioethanol production", Microbial Biotechnology: Application in Food and Pharmacology, ch.9, vol. 2, pp.171-192, Springer, February 2018, 10.1007/978-981-10-7140-9_9 Inbook
S. Rangabhashiyam and B. P, "Biosorption of hexavalent chromium and malachite green from aqueous effluents, using cladophora sp.", Chemistry and Ecology, vol.34, no.4, pp.371-390, Taylor & Francis, January 2018, 10.1080/02757540.2018.1427232 Article
S. Rangabhashiyam and B. P, "Utilization of unconventional lignocellulosic waste biomass for the biosorption of toxic triphenylmethane dye malachite green from aqueous solution", International Journal of Phytoremediation, vol.20, no.6, pp.624-633, Taylor & Francis 2018, 10.1080/15226514.2017.1413329 Article
P. Biswas, A. K. Karn, B. P, and P. G. Kale, "Biosensor for detection of dissolved chromium in potable water: A review", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol.94, pp.589–604, Elsevier, August 2017, 10.1016/j.bios.2017.03.043 Article
P. Biswas, A. K. Karn, B. P, and P. G. Kale, "Biosensor for detection of dissolved chromium in potable water: A review", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol.94, pp.589–604, Elsevier, August 2017, 10.1016/j.bios.2017.03.043 Article
S. Murugan, B. P, and R. S, "Proceedings of the National Conference on Waste to Energy, Carbon Capture and Storage[NCWECCS-2018]", vol.1, no.1, pp.1-546, August 2017 Proceedings
N. Aly, R. K. Tarai, P. G. Kale, and B. P, "Modelling The Effect of Photoinhibition on Microalgal Production Potential in Fixed and Trackable Photobioreactors in Odisha, India", Current Science, vol.113, no.2, pp.272-283, Indian Academy of Sciences, July 2017, 10.18520/cs/v113/i02/272-283 Article
B. P and P. Karthickumar, "Biofertilizers and biopesticides – a holistic approach for sustainable agriculture", Sustainable utilization of natural resources, ch.9, pp.255-284, CRC Press, clean and sustainable processes, March 2017 Inbook
N. Aly and B. P, "Effect of geographical coordinates on carbon dioxide sequestration potential by microalgae", International Journal of Environmental Science & Development, vol.8, no.2, pp.147-152, IJESD, February 2017, 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.2.937 Article
S. Aggarwal, E. R. Raju, and B. P, "Impact of hydrochloric acid on phase formation of titanium dioxide nanoparticles", Materials, Energy and Environment Engineering: Select Proceedings of ICACE 2015, ch.18, pp.153-158, Springer, January 2017, 10.1007/978-981-10-2675-1_18 Inbook
B. P and R. Selvasembian, "Dye removal prospectives using diverse adsorbents for synthetic dye adsorption", Lambert Academic Publishing 2017 Book
S. Rangabhashiyam and B. P, "Lignocellulosic biosorbents for the removal of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solutions: A review", Journal of Environment and Biotechnology Research, vol.5, no.1, pp.39-46, Vinanie Publishers, October 2016 Article
J. Thiagarajan, P. Srividhya, and B. P, "Thermogravimetric and Decomposition analysis of Jatropha, Castor and Pongamia Deoiled seed cakes", International Journal of Innovations in Engineering and Technology, vol.7, no.2, pp.417-425, SN Education Society, August 2016 Article
B. P, L. Philip, and S. M. Bhallamudi, "Biotrickling filtration of pharmaceutical emissions for volatile organic compounds", Lambert Academic, July 2016 Book
I. Dash, D. Sharmila, B. P, A. Thirugnanam, and R. Jayabalan, "Utilization of sea water based media for the production and characterization of cellulase by Fusarium subglutinans MTCC 11891", Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, vol.7, pp.187-192, Elsevier, July 2016, 10.1016/j.bcab.2016.06.006 Article
S. Arugula, A. S. Chauhan, B. P, and M. A. Rajkumar, "Combined mechanical-biological treatment as a green technology for energy recovery from municipal solid waste", in 31st National Convention of Electrical Engineers, pp.217-225, BS Publications, The Institute of Engineers (India), Madhya Pradesh State Centre & MANIT, Bhopal, October 2015 Inproceedings
P. Kamaraj, J. Jeyanthi, and B. P, "Performance evaluation of plain pan with gunny bag arrangement (PPGA) solar evaporation systems for treating textile dye effluent", International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol.10, no.77, pp.412-416, RI Publication, July 2015 Article
P. Karthickumar and B. P, "Potential for rural rlectrification in India: an overview", International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol.10, no.77, pp.417-420, RI Publication, July 2015 Article
N. Aly and B. P, "Effect of photoinhibition on microalgal growth in open ponds of NIT Rourkela, India", Journal of Biochemical Technology, vol.6, no.3, pp.1034-1039, Biochemical Technology Society, April 2015 Article
B. P, "A brief review on best available technologies for reject water (brine) management in industries", International Journal of Environmental Sciences, vol.3, no.6, pp.2010-2018, Integrated Publishing Association, June 2013, 10.6088/ijes.2013030600020 Article
S. S. Kumar, B. P, and G. Swaminathan, "Degradation potential of free and immobilized cells of white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium on synthetic dyes", International Journal of ChemTech Research, vol.5, no.2, pp.565-571, Spinxsai Knowledge House, June 2013 Article
B. P, "Sustainable strategies for water quality management in Krishnagiri district of Tamilnadu (India)", International Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering Research, vol.2, no.3, pp.193–200, www.ijaser.com, June 2013, 10.6088/ijaser.020300002 Article
M. A. Rajkumar, B. P, and P. Karthickumar, "Consolidated renewable energy – A future hawk-eyed energy in India", International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology, vol.2, no.2, IJOART Fourndation, February 2013 Article
B. P, L. Philip, and S. M. Bhallamudi, "Biotrickling filtration of VOC Emissions from pharmaceutical industries", Chemical Engineering Journal, vol.209, pp.102-112, Elsevier, October 2012, 10.1016/j.cej.2012.04.020 Article
B. P, L. Philip, and S. M. Bhallamudi, "Biotrickling filtration of complex pharmaceutical VOC emissions along with chloroform", Bioresource Technology, vol.114, pp.149–159, Elsevier, June 2012, 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.03.035 Article
B. P and P. Karthickumar, "Indian energy crisis - a sustainable solution", in 2012 International Conference on Advances in Engineering, Science and Management (ICAESM), no.6216297, pp.411-415, IEEE, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu 2012 Inproceedings
B. P, L. Philip, and S. M. Bhallamudi, "Effect of chloroform on aerobic biodegradation of organic solvents in pharmaceutical wastewater", International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering, vol.5, no.6, pp.366-373, WASET Publisher, July 2011 Article
B. P, L. Philip, and S. M. Bhallamudi, "Biodegradation of chlorinated and non-chlorinated VOCs from pharmaceutical industries", Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, vol.163, no.4, pp.497-518, Springer, February 2011, 10.1007/s12010-010-9057-2 Article

 Courses Taught

  • BM2009 : Microbiology {Theory}
  • BM2502 : Thermodynamics and Biochemical Reaction {Theory}
  • BM3305 : Fermentation Technology {Theory}
  • BM352 : Fermentation Technology {Theory}
  • BM353 : Biochecmical Engineering {Theory}
  • BM353 : Biochemical Engineering {Theory}
  • BM365 : Environmental Biotechnology {Theory}
  • BM452 : Bioseparation {Theory}
  • BM652 : Advanced Biochemical Engineering {Theory}
  • BM657 : Bioprocess Optimization {Theory}
  • BM660 : Biological Waste Treatment {Theory}
  • BM6633 : Advanced Environmental Biotechnology {Theory}
  • BM367 : Product Development Laboratory – I {Practical}
  • BM3707 : Biochemical Engineering Laboratory {Practical}
  • BM3709 : Bioprocess Optimization Laboratory {Practical}
  • BM3710 : Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory {Practical}
  • BM375 : Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory {Practical}
  • BM377 : Bioprocess Instrumentation and Control Laboratory {Practical}
  • BM380 : Biochemical Engineering Laboratory {Practical}

 Research Scholars

Ph.D. Students
Bio-Instrumentation Development For Resource Recovery

 Baishali Dey

 OnGoing

 Co-Supervisor

Electrochemical Precipitation Of Struvite And Microalgae Cultivation From Urine

 Nageshwari K

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Agricultural And Environmental Biotechnology

 Rayanee Chaudhuri

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Agriculture And Environmental Biotechnology

 Mari Selvam S

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Bioprocess Technology

 Binita Dev

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Biological Synthesis Of Metal / Metal Oxide Nanoparticles And Their Applications In Food Safety

 Bhaskar Das

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Bioprocess Optimization And Mathematical Modeling Of Microalgal Cultivation For Biofuel Production

 Bunushree Behera

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

Executive Ph.D. Students
Microbial Ecology

 Susanta Pradhan

 OnGoing

 Supervisor

 Dissertations

PG Dissertation
  • Antara Roy (213BM2035), "Scientific Study of faunal diversity in the purposed mining area & Scat Analysis" - M.Tech.    Co-supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Suktika Chandra (213BM2020), "SCIENTIFIC STUDY OF FLORAL DIVERSITY IN MINING REGIONS OF KEONJHAR DISTRICT, ODISHA" - M.Tech.    Co-supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Arin Manna (214CH2471), "Safety Challenges in Construction of Kochi Metro Rail Project & Its Control and Studies on Safety Engineering Aspects of Nisargruna Biogas Technology" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Nazimdhine Aly (214BM2001), "Mathematical modelling for the microalgae production in Photobioreactors" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Sourav Mohanty (214CH2528), "ROAD SAFETY DIVERSION PLAN FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PRECAST SEGMENT AND ANALYSIS OF SAFETY PERFORMANCE RATING IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Swati Aggarwal (214BM2380), "Photocatalytic Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Fuel" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Sujata Lata (215BM2008), "Studies on removal of malachite green dye from aqueous solution using plant based biosorbents" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Rushikesh Rupchandrao Fopase (216BM2015), "Immobilization of Urease on Porous Silicon for Chromium Detection in Drinking Water" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Swagathnath Gopinath (216BM2016), "Investigation of biochar application in the growth enhancement of Oryza sativa and the associated soil microbial ecology through PLFA characterization" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Ajanth Praveen M (217BM2012), "In-vitro evaluation of prebiotic and anti-colon cancer properties of polysaccharide rich extract from Indian edible seaweeds and their utilization in raindrop synbiotic candy formulation" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Ajinkya Hariram Dabhade (217BM2009), "Development of paper based biosensor for the detection of Cr(VI) using enzyme inhibition assay" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Kolli Venkata Supraja (218BM2276), "Evaluating the Efficacy of Microalgae derived Biostimulants and Hydroponic co-cultivation systems for Tomato production as methods of Sustainable Agricultural practices" - M.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Sanjeet Sanjay Patil (218CH1292), "Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Microalgae Photobioreactors with CFD simulations." - M.Tech.    Co-supervisor     2019-20 Spring
UG Dissertation
  • Chandana Bala Krishna (111BT0493), "Struvite production as a value added product from human urine." - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Pravin Kumar (111BT0570), "Estimation of biogas potential of the food waste generated in a hostel mess" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2014-15 Spring
  • Bhukya Ravichandra (112BT0014), "Conversion of waste cooking oil into biodiesel using transesterification reaction" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Iragavarapu Akhil Gargey (112BT0587), "Conversion of Waste Tea Fungal Biomass into Carboxy Methyl Cellulose" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Jikku Mary John (112BT0020), "Acclimatization and Growth Studies of Chlorella sp. in Raw Wastewater Generated in NIT Rourkela" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Siddharth Arugula (112BT0584), "Structural Analysis of Struvite on Inducing the Growth Factors" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2015-16 Spring
  • Anirban Debnath (113EE0249), "Monitoring of Biogas Reactor" - B.Tech.    Co-supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Niharika Prajapati (113BT0530), "Rapid and modified hydrogen sulphide strip test for detection of faecal coliform in drinking water." - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Pradosh Kumar Das (113EE0246), "Monitoring of Biogas Reactor" - B.Tech.    Co-supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Sourav Kumar Mishra (113BT0021), "Designing a stand-alone urinal system to recover struvite from human urine" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2016-17 Spring
  • Chettipally Nikhil (114BM0580), "Microcontroller and DTMF based automated reactor for microalgae cultivation" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Manabendra Mahanta (114BM0579), "Development of a standalone impedance analyzer for measuring heavy metal ions in water" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2017-18 Spring
  • Mohammad Akmal Zeeshan (113BT0026), "Production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil by microwave assisted transesterification" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018 Summer
  • Sandip Kumar Patra (114BT0048), "Potential use of Human Urine as a Source for Cultivating Microalgae" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018 Summer
  • Aakankshya Choudhury (115BT0064), "SIMPLE PAPER-BASED COLORIMETRIC SENSOR FOR ESTIMATION OF UREA IN ADULTERATED MILK" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Harish S (115BM0071), "KERATIN REINFORCED CHITOSAN HYDROGELS FOR SKIN TISSUE ENGINEERING" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2018-19 Spring
  • Kaviya Shri Y (116BM0021), "Development of keratin-biochar hydrogel loaded with Allium sativum extracts as a potential antibacterial wound dressing agent" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring
  • Rushika Darbare (116BM0005), "Development of an automated microcontroller system for hydroponics" - B.Tech.    Supervisor     2019-20 Spring

 Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours
  • Fellowship for participation in 2nd BRICS Young Scientist Forum under the theme “Building Young Scientists’ Leadership in Science, Technology and Innovation” on 11-15th Jul, 2017 at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (China),    2017
  • Best paper award in 2nd International conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Environment - 2017, on 20-22nd Jul’ 2017 by Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology in collaboration with Cape Breton University, Sydney, Canada IARC Center for United Nations India Smart Grid Forum and NIWE in India.,    2017
  • Young Faculty of the Year – 2017, award from Arunai International Research Foundation (AIRF), India,    2017
  • Best paper award in International conference on Environmental Engineering and Applications - 2016, on 25-27th Jul’ 2016 by Asia Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering society held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.,    2016
  • Young scientists of the year – 2016, award from National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi, India.,    2016
  • Hiyoshi Young Leaf Award – 2015, a joint collaborative award from Hiyoshi Ecological Services Pvt. Ltd., India and Hiyoshi Corporation, Japan.,    2015
  • Best paper award in International conference on Environmental Impact in Manufacturing, Biotechnology and Construction-2015, on 22nd Feb’ 2015 by International Society for Scientific Research and Development held at San Diego, USA.,    2015
  • International travel grant from IIT Madras to participate in International conference on Environmental Engineering and Technology on 13-15th Jul’ 2011 at Amsterdam (The Netherlands),    2011
  • Fellowship for Invitation Program for Science and Technological Human Resources under Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youth (JENESYS) Programme 2011 (2nd Batch) on 24th Oct’ to 4th Nov’ 2011 organised by Japan International Cooperation Center (Japan),    2011
  • Ph.D. fellowship from Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India from Jan’ 10 – Aug’ 12 for the project “Treatment of volatile organic compound emissions from pharmaceutical industries” (India),    2010
  • Senior Research Fellowship from Ministry of Water Resources, Government of India from Jul’ 07 – Dec’ 09 for the project “Development of mathematical model for cleanup of Chromium contaminated aquifers” (India),    2007
  • Best paper award in Biotechnology – Recent Trends & Issues on 6-7th Oct’ 2006, held at Anna University by National Biological Association for Students, A student wing of All India Biotech Association, India.,    2006
  • Best paper award in BIOXPLORE’05 on 14-15th Feb’ 2005 by Vivekananda college of Engineering for Women, Tiruchengodu, Tamilnadu, India.,    2005
  • National Children’s Science Congress Award – 1994, sponsored by Department of Science & Technology, Ministry of Human Resources Development and Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India.,    1994
Memberships / Fellowships
  • Member, International Bioprocessing Association (IBA) (#161),    2017
  • Member, Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) (#2048),    2017
  • Member, Biochemical Technology Society (BTS) (#5346-2754-3178-1086),    2017
  • Member, International Society of Paddy and Water Environment Engineering (PAWEES) (#90009126),    2017
  • Member, Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES) (#201943),    2016
  • Member, Institution of Engineers India (IEI) (#157439),    2016
  • Member, National Environmental Science Academy (NESA) (#1859),    2016
  • Member, International Association of Engineers (IAENG) (#153841),    2015
  • Member, International Society for Research and Development (ISRD) (#SR3140900111),    2015
  • Member, Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) (#7771),    2014
  • Member, Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) (#88098),    2013
  • Member, IIT Madras Alumni Association (IITMAA),    2012
  • Member, World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology (WASET),    2011