emeri Faculty::IIT Delhi::Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology
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Primary Faculty

D. Sundar
INSTITUTE CHAIR PROFESSOR
HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT

Research Interests:
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology; Genome engineering, Big data Genomics; Biological activity of natural drugs
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Shaikh Z. Ahammad
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Water and Wastewater Treatment -Physico-chemical and Biological, Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment; Bioremediation of Emerging Pollutants; Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment; Bioreactor Design
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Lucinda Elizabeth Doyle
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Electrochemically-active microorganisms
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Ravikrishnan Elangovan
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Single Molecule Biophysics; fluorescence spectroscops; molecular motors; skeletal muscle mechanics
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Ishaan Gupta
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Single-cell gene expression technology development to study heterogeneity, end-to-end development of novel transcriptomic assays to measure biological phenomena with high precision and accuracy.
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Rohan Jain
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Biological wastewater treatment, Adsorption, resource recovery, scale-up, Critical metal recovery, bio-ligands, scale-up
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Ritu Kulshreshtha
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
MicroRNAs in Cancer Biology; Cancer/Disease Biomarkers; Tumoral Hypoxia Research; RNAi technology
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Prashant Mishra
PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Protein Engineering; Non aqueous Enzymology, Nanoparticles based drug delivery; Protein based nanodevices
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Ashish Misra
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Metabolic analyses and engineering
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Atul Narang
PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Systems Biology of Microbial Gene Regulation
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Sunil Nath
PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Bioseparation; Mechanism and Thermodynamics of ATP-based Molecular Machines; Molecular Systems Biology/Engineering
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T.R. Sreekrishnan
PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Waste Engineering and Environmental Biotechnology-Development; modelling and optimization of aerobic and anaerobic biological treatment processes for high strength and toxic industrial waste streams; Biodegradation of xenobiotic compounds; Production of biodegradable polymers; Development of biosensors for monitoring environmental pollutants
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Shilpi Sharma
PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Plant-microbe interaction; microbial diversity; microbial dynamics in waste water treatments and rhizospheres; effect of various biotic and abiotic factors on structure and function of microbial communities in terrestrial ecosystems especially targeting genes involved in nitrogen cycling
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Preeti Srivastava
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Research Interests:
Chromosome maintenance in bacteria; Plasmid replication and segregation in bacteria; Biodesulfurization of petroleum fractions
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on Re-Employment

Saroj Mishra
PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 26-06-1981 to 31-12-2020
Superannuated on: 31-12-2020
on Re-Employment: 01-01-2021 to 30-06-2021

Research Interests:
Molecular biology and applications of cellulases, b-glucosidases, xylanases and development of Yeast Expression systems
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Visiting Faculty

K.J. Mukherjee
VISITING PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 06-07-2020 onwards

Research Interests:
Bioprocess optimization and scale up. Primary interest is in designing host platforms for over-expressing metabolites and recombinant proteins and linking then with bioprocess strategies for overproduction. The work involves metabolic engineering of host pathways and rational design using structured modelling approaches.
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Honorary Faculty

Seyed E. Hasnain
HONORARY PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 07-08-2020 onwards

Research Interests:
Drug Repurposing, Infection Biology, Molecular Pathogenesis and Dissemination Dynamics of Human Pathogens, particularly M.tuberculosis.
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Former Faculty

Aditya Mittal
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 05-07-2004 to 10-08-2008



Aradhana Srivastava
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 11-03-2002 to 05-01-2007
As Visiting Faculty: 29-12-1999 to 10-03-2002



Ashok Kumar Dubey
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 30-12-1991 to 16-02-1999



Ashok K. Srivastava
PROFESSOR (Retired)
Years of Service: 30-08-1991 to 30-09-2020

Research Interests:
Modelling, simulation; optimization & control of bioprocesses; Plant cell / hairy root /Animal cell cultivations for the production of commercially important metabolites (e.g. Podophyllotoxin, Azadirachtin etc; Propionic /Gibberellic acid fermentation; Biopolymer Poly-Beta-hydroxy-butyrate (PHB) (& their derivatives) production; Software development for data acquisition and control; Novel Bioreactor development


Bishwajit Kundu
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 06-12-2004 to 22-12-2008



James Gomes
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 18-07-1994 to 22-12-2008



Gopal P. Agarwal
PROFESSOR (Retired)
Years of Service: 07-07-1981 to 30-06-2017
As Emeritus Professor: 01-07-2017 to 30-09-2020

Research Interests:
Bioprocess engineering of low value but high volume bio-chemicals; Application of membranes for water purification; Downstream Processing of bio-chemicals via high throughput membrane based separation methods; Methods for therapeutic proteins, peptides, antibiotics and recombinant bio-molecules purification using Ultrafiltration (UF), Nanofiltration and Immobilized Metal ion Affinity Chromatography (IMAC); Biosensor design and application


Gurmeet Singh
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 06-01-1998 to 10-12-1998



Ipsita Roy
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 06-07-1994 to 15-07-1999



J.K. Deb
PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 28-12-1984 to 14-03-2010



K.B. Ramachandran
PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 03-10-1979 to 15-10-1994



Munishwar N. Gupta
EMERITUS PROFESSOR (Retired)
As Emeritus Professor: 01-07-2013 to 24-06-2018

Research Interests:
Chemical modification and chemical crosslinking of proteins; Production and Separation of Proteins/Enzymes; Enzyme stability and stabilization; Non-aqueous enzymology, Industrial applications of enzymes


Pradip K. Roychoudhury
PROFESSOR (Deceased)
Years of Service: 15-10-1984 to 03-03-2018

Research Interests:
Bioprocess Engineering; Mammalian cell culture engineering; Feed enzyme production like cellulases, xylanases etc; Organic acid (lactic Acid, acetic acid, citric acid etc.) production of ethanol, glycerol, acetone and butanol; Effluent treatment


Praveen Kaul
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 01-06-2011 to 14-08-2013



Purnendu Ghosh
PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 09-12-1976 to 21-12-1996



Satya N. Mukhopadhyay
PROFESSOR (Retired)
Years of Service: 10-09-1974 to 30-06-2011

Research Interests:
Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology; Fermentation Technology; Food Technology; Biological Waste Treatment Technology; Applied Microbiology


Sharad Kumar Gupta
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 11-12-1994 to 02-12-1996



Stefan A. Oehler
VISITING FACULTY
Years of Service: 01-07-2015 to 30-06-2017

Research Interests:
Molecular biology; genetic engineering; bacterial genetics; bacterial endosymbiosis; transcription control; transposon biology; protein expression and purification


Subhash Chand
PROFESSOR (Retired)
Years of Service: 09-04-1979 to 30-06-2012
As Emeritus Professor: 02-07-2012 to 31-06-2016

Research Interests:
Bioprocessing of industrial/agricultural feedstock using Immobilized cells/enzyme system; Microbial production, purification & characterization of industrial enzymes; Application of enzymes in process in microaqueous media; Management issues in industrial biotechnology


Tapan Kumar Chaudhuri
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Years of Service: 02-09-2002 to 22-12-2008



Tarun K. Ghose
PROFESSOR (Retired)
Years of Service: 29-12-1969 to 31-08-1984

Research Interests:
Bioprocess Engineering


Vikram Sahai
CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER (Retired)
Years of Service: 26-06-1981 to 31-12-2010

Research Interests:
Technology development of bio-processes at laboratory scale; scale-up and setting up of commercial scale production plants for: biofertilizer & biopesticides, recombinant therapeutic proteins (high cell density cultures), industrial enzymes, organic acids (shikimic acid)
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Virendra S. Bisaria
PROFESSOR (Retired)
Years of Service: 04-10-1974 to 31-07-2017
on Re-Employment: 01-08-2017 to 30-06-2018

Research Interests:
Lignocellulose Bioconversion of renewable resources to value added products - cellulose hydrolysis, stabilization of cellulases, regulation of cellulase and xylanase biosynthesis; applications of cellulase and xylanase enzymes; Biofuels and Biorefinery - Ethanol from cellulose/hemicellulose; metabolic engineering for production of bioproducts such as 2,3-butanediol and malic acid in suitable bacterial hosts. Bioinoculants (biofertilizers and biopesticides); Plant Cell Technology - production of therapeutic compounds, metabolic engineering for enhanced production of metabolites
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