Education:
 
  • Ph.D.  in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2006
  • M.Tech.  in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, 2002
  • B.E. in Chemical Engineering, Bangalore University, 1997
 
Research Areas:
 
  • Biological Wastewater Treatment (Biosorption, Biodegradation, Bioremediation)
  • Membrane Based Separations (Membrane preparation and applications)
  • Biofuels (Bio-H2, Bio-Ethanol and Bio-Diesel)
  • Microalgae based biofuels and other value added chemicals
  • Pyrolysis of Biomass towards valued added products such as Bio-oil & Bio-chemicals
  • Ionic Liquids (Applications in Separation of Pollutants & Bio-products)
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis (Development of catalysts from wastes for various applications)
 
Member of the Professional Organizations:
 
  • Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, London, UK
  • Fellow of The Institution of Engineers, India
  • LMIIChE - Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Life Member, Biological Research Society of India
  • MSIC - Member of Society of Chemical Industry, London, UK
  • MCIC - Member of Chemical Institute of Canada
  • MCSChE - Member of Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers
  • LMEEIU - Life Member of Eco-Ethics International Union, Germany
 
Academic/Professional Honors:
 
  • Editor, Environmental Chemistry Division, Journal of Chemistry
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the Institution of Engineers (India): Series ‘E’
  • Associate Editor, Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Bioenergy and Biofuel
  • Editorial Board Member, Research Journal of Environmental Sciences
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Green Chemistry
  • Editorial Board Member, Advances in Environmental Chemistry
  • Editorial Board Member, Biotechnology Journal
  • Editorial Board Member, Indian Journal of Materials Science
  • Editorial Board Member, Scientific Journal of Environmental Sciences
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology
  • Editorial Board Member, Nanotechnology Series, Studium Press, Texas, USA
  • Guest Editor of the Special Issue of International Journal of Chemical Sciences featuring the selected proceedings of the National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engineering, Dec. 2007.
 
Reviewer of Journals:
 
Chemical Eng. Sci., Chem. Eng. Journal, J. Hazardous Materials, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Env. Eng. Science, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., J. Colloids Interface Sci., Chem. Eng. Communications, Water Research, Biotechnology Journal, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, Chemical Engineering & Technology, Energy & Fuels, Bioresource Technology, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, Sep. Purif. Technol., Applied Surface Science, Biomass & Bioenergy, J. Membrane Science, Colloids & Surfaces: B, Desalination, Bioprocess & Biosystems Eng., Hydrometallurgy, Sep. Sci. Technol., Fuel, Applied Energy, Int. J. Chemical Rector Eng., Applied Clay Science, Energy, Canadian J. Chem. Engg., Renewable Energy, Analytical Methods, J. Env. Management, CLEAN, Water Sci. & Technology, J. Colloid & Interfacial Sci., Applied Surface Sci., Chemosphere, J. Sci. & Ind. Res., Desalination & Water Treatment, Env. Progress & Sust. Energy, Int. J. Green Energy, American J. Biomass & Bioenergy, J. of Chemistry, Energy Conversion & Management, Chem. Ind. & Chem. Eng. Quaterly, Scientific Res. & Essays., Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, African Journal of Microbiology Research, Energy.
 
Invited Talk:
 
 
  • Environmental Biotechnology: Bioremediation of Heavy Metals, Guwahati University, March 14, 2009, Guwahati.
  • Membranes in Bioseparation, Guwahati University, March 14, 2009, Guwahati.
  • Global Warming: Engineering and Technology Solutions (Indian Perspective), Institute of Engineers, Guwahati Regional Centre, Jan. 30, 2010, Guwahati.
  • Purification of humanized monoclonal antibody using membrane cascades, International Conference in Membranes, Sep. 17, 2011, Kottayam.
  • Lignocellulosic Bioethanol: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, Recent Advances in Bio-Energy Research, Nov. 22, 2013, Kapurthala.
  • Applications of Liquid Membrane Technology in Wastewater Treatment, Indian Water Congress, Feb. 7, 2014, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujurat.
  • Lignocellulosic Bioethanol & Biobutanol: Potential, Pretreatment Strategies and Future Prospects, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, 19 June, 2014.
  • Bio-Oil from Thermo-Catalytic Conversion of Non-Edible Seeds, Venice Symposium 2014, Italy, 17 November 2014.
  • Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents for the Treatment of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds using Liquid Membranes, SANICON 2014, 16-17 December, 2014, Defence Research Laboratory, Tezpur.
  • Extraction of Bisphenol A from aqueous solutions using supported ionic liquid membrane, EMN Meeting on Ionic Liquids, Bangkok, November 10-13, 2016.
  • Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents for the Treatment of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds using Liquid Membranes, IIT Roorkee, 23 January 2017.
  • An Insight into Biological Wastewater Treatment: Current status and Future prospects, Regional Conference of Waste Disposal and Management, National Green Tribunal, Guwahati, 9 September, 2017.
  • Bio-Oil from Thermo-Catalytic Conversion of Non-Edible Seeds, Department of Chemical Engineering, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, 18 November, 2017.
  • Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents for the Treatment of Endocrine Disrupting Compounds using Liquid Membranes, Cambridge Summit, Cambridge, UK, 9 January 2018.
  • Biosequestration of atmospheric CO2 in a Microalgal based Biorefinery, Department of Chemical Engineering, SVNIT Surat, February 2018.
  • Lignocellulosic Bioethanol & Biobutanol: Potential, Pretreatment Strategies and Future Prospects, University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Kurukshetra University, 24 March 2018. 
  • CO2 Sequestration in a Microalgae biorefinery approach, University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Kurukshetra University, 25 March 2018.
  • Microalgal based Biorefinery coupled with Enhanced CO2 Sequestration, CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar, 13 July 2018.
  • Waste Biorefinery, Assam State Technological University, August 2018.
  • Lignocellulosic Bioethanol: Recent Advances and Future Prospects, NIT Raipur, 26 October 2018.
 
Events Organized:
 
  • Faculty Coordinator, REFLUX 4.0, the Annual Chemical Engineering Symposium,  25-27 March, 2016.
  • Faculty Coordinator, REFLUX 3.0, the Annual Chemical Engineering Symposium,  27-29 March, 2015.
  • Faculty Coordinator, REFLUX 2.0, the Annual Chemical Engineering Symposium, 29-30 March, 2014.
  • Organizing Secretary of the "National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engineering (NCFCE-2007)" held during 12th - 14th Dec., 2007 at IIT Guwahati.
  • Offered QIP Short Term Courses on "Advances in Membrane Separations Technology" during Dec., 2007 and on "Advances in Biofuel Research", November, 2010.
  • Organizing Secretary of the "1st National Conference of Research Scholars and Young Scientists in Chemical Engineering (CRSYS-2004)" held during 25th - 27th Sep., 2004 at IIT Kharagpur.
 
Data regarding Research:
 
Total no. of papers in Referred Journals
125
Books (co-authored/co-edited)
03
Book Chapters 15
Ph.D Supervision (Completed+Thesis Submitted) 12
Ph.D Supervision  (Undergoing)                          
16
M.Tech/MS Supervision  (Completed)                        
26
M.Tech/MS Supervision  (Undergoing)                       
02
B.Tech Supervision (Completed)                         
25
B.Tech Supervision (Undergoing)                         
02
h-index*                                                            
30
i10-index*                                                            
65
Total Citations received*                                             
3495
(*Source:Google Scholar, as on 28-09-2018) 
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