Elected Fellow – 2007
Basic Sciences: Biotechnology
Kerakat, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur, U.P. – B.Sc., 1983; N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad, U.P., M.Sc. 1985; Ph.D., 1988.
General Manager and Director R&D, Lystek International Inc., Waterloo, Canada (2006 to date); Scientific Advisor, Amity Institute of Herbal and Microbial Studies, New Delhi, (2005 to date); Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada (1998 to date); Director Research & Development (1999 – 2007), R & D Manager (1996 -1999), Petrozyme Technologies Inc., Guelph, Canada; Associate Research Scientist, Microbial Biotechnology, University of Waterloo, Canada (1995-1996); Visiting Scientist, National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, (1994-1995); Senior Scientific Officer, Department of Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India (1991-1994); Visiting Scientist, University of Hannover, Germany (1989-1991); Research Associate, N.D. University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad, India (1988-1989)
Soil Science, Soil Chemistry, Fertility/Microbiology, Ecology and Environment
Awards and fellowships
Biotechnology– Microbial Biotechnology: Environmental microbiology, Biodegradation, Bioremediation, Fermentations
DAAD Academic Exchange Fellowship, Germany (1989); Visiting Scientist Fellowship, Science and Technology Agency, Japan (1994); Research Associateship, NSERC, Canada (1995); AMI-Alembic Young Scientist Award, Association of Microbiologists, India (1996); Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India (2008).
General Manager and Director R&D, Lystek International Inc., 107-279 Weber Street North, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 3H8, Canada