Elected Fellow –2010
Basic Sciences: MicrobiologyDB: 02-06-1965
Delhi University, Delhi, (B.Sc., 1986); IIT Delhi, New Delhi, (M.Sc. 1988; M.Tech. 1989); IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, (Ph.D., 1995).
Head, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), Assam, India, (2009 - to date); Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IITG, Assam, India (2009 - to date). Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IITG, Assam, India (2004-2009); Vice-Chairman, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering, GATE-2006 (2005-2006), Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, IITG, Assam, India (2003- 2004); Post-doctoral Scholar at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (2000-2003); Scientist, Department of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur, India (2000-2000); Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA (1999-1999); Visiting Scholar, Neurobiotechnology Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA (1998-1999); Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland (1996-1998).
Biotechnology – Microbial Biotechnology: Environmental microbiology, Biodegradation, Bioremediation, Fermentations
Awards and fellowships
J.V. Bhat Award (Cash prize Rs. 3000/-) for Best Paper published in Indian Journal of Microbiology a Springerpublication (2007); Rashtriya Gaurav Award and Certificate of Excellence for meritorious services and outstanding performance by India International Friendship Society, (2009); Dr. C.V. Raman Award (Citation and Cash Award of Rs. 11,000/-) for the 4th IES “National Young Teachers Excellence Award 2010” for excellence in the field of Engineering & Technology Education, by IES Group of Institutions, Bhopal, India (2010).
Portuguese Government National Scholarship, for 6 years awarded by Foundation of Science and Technology, Portugal (2001); Fellow of Association of Microbiologists of India (FAMI) (2006); Fellow, Biotech Research Society (FBRS) of India (2008); Elected member, The National Academy of Sciences, India (MNASc) (2008); Fellow, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy (FABAP), (2009. Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS), India (2011).
Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, Assam, India.
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