Awards, Recognitions and Professional achievements

  • Editorial Board Member of Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology, Springer, The Netherlands

  • HIYOSHI YOUNG LEAF AWARD - 2010 by Hiyoshi Corporation, Japan, for outstanding contribution in the field of environmental conservation and protection

  • BOYSCAST Fellowship for the year 2010-2011 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, to conduct advanced research in the area of Environmental Biotechnology for a period of twelve months at Department of Environmental Resources, UNESCO-IHE, Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft, The Netherlands.

  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Award for Young Scientist 2010 for research in the area of Biological Sciences

  • National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) Young Scientist Award 2008 for research in the area of Biological Sciences

  • Top Reviewer 2008 Award of the journal Bioresource Technology, Elsevier Publications

  • Lead Guest Editor of the special issue Biotechnology in Environmental Monitoring and Pollution Abatement, published in BioMed Research International (formerly titled Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology), a peer-reviewed, open access journal (impact factor = 2.436) by Hindawi Publishing Corporation

  • Best Paper Award for the paper entitled Application of factorial design for evaluation and interpretation of Pb (II) and Cu (II) removal from binary metal system by biosorption using Phanerochaete chrysosporium at international conference on Industrial Pollution and Control Technologies, ICIPACT-2001 held in Hyderabad during December 2001

  • Best Paper Award for the paper entitled Studies on inhibitory effects of Cu (II) and Pb (II) on the growth of Phanerochaete chrysosporium at 54th Annual conference of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineering Congress, CHEMCON-2001 held in Chennai during December 2001

  • Best Paper Award for the paper entitled Heavy metal removal by biosorption using Phanerochaete chrysosporium at 42nd Annual conference of the Association of Microbiologist of India held in Jaipur during October 2000

  • University Grants Commission (UGC) Scholarship Award for pursuing MTech in Biotechnology at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, through the Jawaharlal Nehru University entrance examination 2007