Kannan Pakshirajan
Professor and Head
Room No. 308 (O Block)
Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati 781 039
Assam, India.

Email: pakshi@iitg.ernet.in
Phone: +91-0361-2582210/2582201
Fax: +91-0361-2690762

Prof. Kannan Pakshirajan specializes on biological removal of pollutants (organic/inorganic) and resource recovery from wastes. His areas of research interest are Environmental Biotechnology, Biological removal and recovery of inorganic compounds from wastewaters, Biofuels and other Biotechnological Products: production, process design, kinetics and environmental applications He is currently the Head of the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India. Prof. Pakshirajan is a recipient of many awards and honours. These include, besides others, Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Award for Young Scientist, National Academy of Sciences India (NASI) Young Scientist Award, Hiyoshi Young Leaf Award, Japan, Top Reviewer Award, Bioresource Technology, Elsevier Publications. He has authored and co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed journal publications; produced 7 Ph.Ds and guides 9 Ph.D. students. He is an active life member of renowned professional societies which include Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) and Biotechnology Research Consortium of India (BRSI).