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Dr. Pranab Goswami, M.Sc. (G.U.), M.S. (BITS, Pilani), PhD (NEIST CSIR Jorhat)

Professional Track:

1991-2002 : Scientist (finally Scientist-E1) at North East Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat,India (Under CSIR, Govt. of India).
1996-1997 : BOYSCAST Fellow at University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA.
2002-2004 : Assistant Professor, IIT Guwahati. 
2004-2009 : Associate Professor, IIT Guwahati
2004-2006 : (Founder) Head, Central Instrument Facility Centre, IIT Guwahati
2006-2009 : Head, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati
2009 onwards : Professor, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Guwahati

2012-2014 : Chairman, Institute Library Committee, IIT Guwahati

2015 (December)onwards: HAG Professor,

2014-April 2017: Head, Centre for Energy, IIT Guwahati

AWARDS

v Under faculty exchange scheme, SERB-University Alberta awarded Visiting Professorship at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada for the period of 30th September to 19th October, 2019.

 

v Recipient of NET (National Eligibility Test) Certificate (Passed the JRF examination of UGC) for the Junior Research Fellowship of the University Grant Commission, Govt. of India.

 

v Recipient of Junior Research Fellowship of CSIR (Passed the JRF examination of CSIR) Govt. of India.

 

v Recipient of BOYSCAST (Better Opportunity for Young Scientist in Chosen Areas of Science and Technology) Overseas Fellowship (long term) of DST, Govt. of India at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA.

 

v  Recipient of high level diploma on Science & Technology by Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences (BITS), Pilani, for successful completion of the advanced training programme jointly organized by BITS, Pilani and CSIR, N.Delhi.

 

v Outstanding Reviewer Award for Contribution to the quality of the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), June 2015.

 

v Elsevier, UK awarded full sponsorship to attend Editor's conference held at Beijing, China during 22-25th October 2015.

 

v Outstanding Reviewer Award for Contribution to the quality of the journal Biosensors and Bioelectronics (Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), January 2018.

 

v Outstanding Reviewer Award from Elsevier for Contribution to the quality of the journal, Journal of Photochemistry & Photobiology B: Biology in recognition of the contributions made to the quality of the journal, August 2018.

 

 

 

 

DISTINCTIONS

CHAIRMAN/MEMBER OF COMMITTEES

v  Nominated by the Director General, CSIR India as Member of Management Council of Regional Research Laboratory (Now known as NEIST) Jorhat for a period of 3 years (1998- 2000).

v  Nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, Tezpur University as member of the board of post graduate studies in the Department of Electronics, Tezpur University for a period of 3 years from 24.04.2004.

v  Nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, Assam Agricultural University (AAU) as External Expert to the Advisory Committee for the Department of Biotechnology, AAU in the year 2006.

v  Member, faculty selection committees (IIT Guwahati for dept. Biotechnology) for the years:2006, 2007 and 2008.

v  Member of selection committee, IIT Guwahati, for Jr.Technical Superintendent 2008.

v  Member, Selection committee for Scientific Officer Grade II in CIF,IIT Guwahati for 2008.

v  Chairman of the project Review and Steering Group meeting on the project. A pilot study to generate microbial database matching landscape ecology at NEHU, Shillong during 2008-2009.Nominated by the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, India.

v  Expert member, Standing Selection committee for Faculty recruitment, IASST, Guwahati, 2009.

v  Expert, Technical Evaluation committee, ICAR, Nagaland, 2012.

v  Member, Programme advisory Committee, IASST, Guwahati, 2011.

v  Member, Steering Committee for Professor application, Nagaland University, 2011.

v  Expert member of the selection committee (18.03.2013) for the RA position at IASST, Guwahati.

v  Expert, Selection committee (02.12.2013) for Scientist and Technical Officer, TRA, Tocklai Experimental Station, Jorhat.

v  Member of the selection committee (11.02.2014) for the post of Library Information Officer at IIT Guwahati.

v  Member of the selection committee (12.12.2014) for the post of Technical Superintendent,IIT Guwahati.

v  Member of the selection committee (18.11.2014) for the post of Institute Post-Doctoral Fellow.

v  Expert member of the selection committee (28.10.2014) for the selection of faculty members in the Department of Food Processing Technology in Central Institute of Technology (CIT), Kokrajhar.

v  Member of internal screening committee meeting (23.06.2014) for scrutinizing applications of the Academic Staff for upgradation under MFCS at IASST, Guwahati.

v  Member of the expert committee constituted for 3 years (2014-2016) by Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India for evaluating projects between India and another country in the area of Biotechnology.

v  Member of the selection committee (14.02.2014) for the post of Assistant Librarian, IIT Guwahati.

v  Co-Chaired Screening committee meeting on February 10th 2016 to review project proposal of DBT India under a programme 2015-2016 in the area of Basic and Modern Biotechnology. 

v  Member, faculty (Professor) selection committee meeting held on 23rd February 2016 at IASST, Guwahati.

v  Member, screening committee meeting for promotion of faculty held on 23rd February 2016 at IASST, Guwahati.

v  Served as an expert (special invitee) in project review committee meeting of DBT, India on Basic and Modern biotechnology in NER during 27th - 28th April, 2016.

v  Serving as a member of Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) of IASST, Guwahati for 2017 to 2020.

v  External expert of Research Review Committee of Assam down town University (2018-2021).

v  Directorˈs nominee for the Institute Academic Disciplinary Committee (IADC) for 2018 to 2020.

v  Member, Steering committee of DBT, India for human resource development (period 2019-2022). 

EDITOR/REVIEWER

v  Editorial board member of Biosensors Journal, and Journal of Biofuels and Bioenergy.

v  Served previously as Editorial board member: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (BAB) (Elsevier, ISSN: 1878-8181), Official journal of the International Society of Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (ISBAB).

v  Invited reviewer of Journals: Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Biochemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Bioresource Technology, Bioelectrochemistry,Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, Sensors, Electrochimica Acta, FEBS Letter, Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, Materials Chemistry and Physics etc.

v  Invited Reviewer of project proposals from DBT, India, CSIR India, DST India, MNRE, India etc.

INVITED LECTURES

v  Delivered key note lecture on DEVELOPING 3G BIO-ELECTRODE FOR BIOSENSOR AND BIOFUELCELL APPLICATIONS on 29th November, 2019 in the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNAN) Organized by VIT, Vellore- 632014, Tamil Nadu, India.

v  Delivered an invited talk on Bio-fuelcell: An Emerging Green Technology for Biosensors and Bioremediation Applications on 18th December, 2018 under TEQIP-III Sponsored Short-Term Course on Green Technology for Sustainable Development (17- 21st December, 2018) Organized By Chemical Engineering Department, Assam Engineering College, Guwahati-781013

v   Delivered an invited talk on ˈBio-fuelcellˈ on 14th December, 2018 at Dept. of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Tezpur University.

v   Delivered an invited talk on FRONTIER IN BIOSENSOR RESEARCH in the seminar, Trends in Biochemical Research, organized by Department of Biochemistry, North Eastern Hill University, on March 27, 2018.

v   Delivered talk on Biosensors as Resource Person in Finishing School, on Trends in Food and Biotechnology at Tezpur University during 19th -24th March 2018.

v   Delivered a lecture on Biofuel cell in the department of Biotechnology, NIT Raipur, on 22 January, 2018.

v   Delivered an invited lecture on Biofuel cell in a national conference on Non-Conventional Energy: Harvesting Technology and Its Challenges" (NEQIP), held at Assam Engineering College, Guwahati during 10-11 November, 2017.

v   Delivered an invited lecture on Biofuel cell in refresher course 'Nano Science & Nano Technologyˈ held during 22nd March -11th April, 2017 at UGC Human Resource Development Center, Gauhati University, Guwahati.

v   Invited talk:  Pranab Goswami: Topic: Development of DNA aptamers against human heart type fatty acid binding protein for early detection of acute myocardial infarction, 2nd World Congress on Bio Summit & Molecular Biology Expo, October 10-12, 2016 Dubai, UAE. ScientificTracksAbstractsBiotechnol Biomater,DOI: 10.4172/2155-952X.C1.061

v   Delivered invited lectures as resource person on (1) Introduction to Biosensors and (2) Developing aptamers as biorecognition element for diagnostics in GIAN programme on "Biosensing Principles and Technologies" on June 23, 2016 at Tezpur University, Assam, India.

v   Delivered invited lecture on Biosensors in NEQIP on ˶Advance Materials for Engineering˶ organized by Chemical Engineering Department, Assam Engineering college (Assam), on April 26, 2016.

v   Delivered invited lecture on Biofuel cell in NEQIP organized by Electrical Engineering Department, Assam Engineering college (Assam), on March 10, 2016.

v   Delivered invited lecture on 'Biosensors - as an Effective Tool for Disease Diagnosis' as resource person in a Short-term Training programme ˶Nucleic acid Amplification Techniques in Life Science Research˶ organized by the State Biotech Hub(Assam), College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati from January 05-09, 2016 under the sponsorship of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

v   Delivered invited lecture on Biosensor and enzymatic biofuelcell: Emerging topics in healthcare and biomedical engineering, in the Institutional Biotech Hub at Department of Biotechnology, Gauhati University, on 14th February 2015.

v   Delivered key note lecture on Enzymatic Biofuel Cell for Micro Scale Electronic Devices in the IITG-Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT) Joint Symposium on Biobased Materials, 20January, 2015 at IIT Guwahati.

v   Delivered talk on ˶Biosensors for clinical applications˶ in ˶Recent Advances in Biotechnological Research in North East India: Challenges and Prospects˶ from November 27-29, 2014 organized by Dept. of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University.

v   Delivered key note lecture on Frontier in Biosensor Research in the National Workshop on BIOSENSORS & NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY 14th-15th March, 2014 held at JNTUA College of Engineering, Pulivendulla, Andhra Pradesh 516390 on 14 March 2014 [press release: The Hindu].

v   Delivered invited lecture on Biotechnology: Recent advances and Future Prospects on 23rd August 2014 in University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya.

v   Delivered invited lecture on ˶Microbial enzymes and their applications for developing biosensors and biofuelcell˶ in the work shop on ˶Faculty training and motivation and adoption of school and colleges by CSIR lab˶ on 22nd March 2013 held at St. Edmund College, Shillong.

v   Delivered invited lecture on ˶Enzymatic Biofuelcell˶ in the International Seminar and Workshop on Energy, Sustainability and Development (ISWESD-2012) with special focus on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology held in Sibsagar College, Jaysagar, Assam, during 12-14th October, 2012.

v   Delivered key note lecture on Biofuel cell in Tezpur University under the national workshop on ˶The advances in Applied Microbiology and Bioprocess Engineering˶ during August 23, 2012. 

v   Delivered invited lecture on ˶Advances in biosensor research: Nano-materials as electroactive matrix for developing enzyme-based biosensors˶ in Post ISCB 31 January 2012 IASST.

v   Delivered Prof.A. C. Dutta memorial lecture at Department of Botany, Cotton College, Guwahati on the topic ˶Advances in Biosensors Research˶ on 28th January 2011. 

v   Talk on ˶Application potential of large catalase from Aspergillus terreus MTCC 6324 for bioelectronic devices delivered at International Conference on Molecular and Functional Catalysis, Singapore, 11-15 July 2010.

v   Delivered lecture as resource person on ˶Biosensors and its applications in healthcare˶ in a short term training course in life science for senior faculty of university and colleges during 5th October 2010 in Academic Staff college, Gauhati University, India.

v   Delivered invited lecture on ˶Application potential of large catalase from Aspergillus terreus MTCC 6324 for bioelectronic devices in the International Conference on Molecular and Functional Catalysis, Singapore, 11-15 July 2010.

v   Delivered lecture as Resource Person in the National workshop on "Microbial Diversity Database" held in North East Hill University (NEHU) on 30 Oct 2009.

v   Delivered lecture as Guest of Honour at the National seminar on Biodiversity-Exploration, conservation and utilization of Plant Resources with special reference to North east India, by North East Biotechnological Consortium Limited (NEBC), an R&D unit of ERD Foundation, Assam. Held on 18 December 2007 at IIE, Khanapara.

v   Delivered Foundation day talk at Institute of advance Studies in Science &Technology (IASST), Guwahati, 3rd Nov. 2006. Title: How to live longer?-A thought of Biochemists.

v   Delivered invited talk on ˶Mechanism of uptake of n-alkanes by microorganisms˶ at Environmental, Coastal & Ocean Science Prog., University of Massachusetts Boston on November 20, 1997.

TEACHING

v Courses taken in undergraduate (B.Tech.) Level:

Biochemistry Theory, Biochemistry Laboratory, Bioseparation Engineering, Biocatalysis, Frontier in Biotechnology, Modern Biology.

v Courses developed and offered in M.Tech. & Ph.D. Levels:

Enzymology: The course has been formulated for offering advance concept on the subject to the post graduate students with an   aim to enrich their knowledge and motivate them for pursuing enzymology related research.

Biosensors: The course helps final year undergraduate (BTech) and post graduate students (MTech and PhD) to acquire knowledge starting from the basic understanding on the subject to the advance concept on this ever-evolving field biosensors.