BioProcess Analytical Technology(BioPAT)Laboratory

BioProcess Analytical Technology (BioPAT) Laboratory


    Academic profile
  • Ph.D (Biochemical Engineering), Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, India. (2002 - 2007)
  • M.Tech. (Chemical Engineering), Chemical Engineering Department, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India. (2000 - 2002)
  • B.E. (Chemical Engineering), Chemical Engineering Department, Annamalai University, India (1996 - 2000)
    Research interests
  • Biocalorimetry (bench-scale and large-scale biocalorimeters)
  • Bio-Process Analytical Technology (BioPAT) (synthesis of recombinant proteins and value-added bioproducts)
  • Real-time monitoring and control of bioprocess systems (BioPAT) (Biocalorimetry, Dielectric Spectroscopy and Exhaust Gas Analyzer)
  • Mathematical modelling of bioprocess systems
  • Monitoring and control of environmental bioprocess systems leading to value-added products

  • Professional experience
  • June 2011 onwards: Assistant Professor, Biotechnology Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
  • Oct 2010 - May 2011: Research Assistant, Laboratory of Integrated Bioprocessing, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland
  • Sep 2008 - Sep 2010: IRCSET Post Doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Integrated Bioprocessing, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland
  • Sep2007 - April2008: AIST Post Doctoral Fellow, Environmental Science Centre, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • June 2007 - August 2007: Group Leader, API-Pilot Plant Division, Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ahemedabad, India.

  • List of awards
    National
  • Senior Research Fellowship of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India (2003 to 2007)
  • Junior Research Fellowship of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, India, 2002.
  • International
  • Irish Council for Scientific and Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) EMPOWER postdoctoral fellowship award (2008-2010)
  • Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) post doctoral research fellowship award, (2007-2008)
  • Honours
  • Won first prize for best case study presentation in Master Course on Bioprocess Engineering organized by European Federation of Biotechnology, Croatia (2010).
  • VISAL award of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IICHE) for best oral presentation, A calorimetric study on the biological activity of P. aeruginosa cultivated in a substrate-limited growth media at SCHEMCON06

  • Courses handled:
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Mass transfer operations
  • Biochemical engineering laboratory

  • Journal reviewing
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering
  • Biochemical Engineering Journal
  • Environmental Science and Technology
  • Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry