Dr. Ayon Tarafdar is currently working as an ARS Scientist at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute of ICAR. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural and Food Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, Master’s degree in Process and Food Engineering from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology and Ph.D. in Food Engineering from NIFTEM, Sonipat. He has 29 research papers, 7 book chapters and 6 popular articles to his name, published in highly reputed international and national journals. He has been awarded the prestigious DST-SERB international travel grant, UGC fellowship and CSIR Senior Research Fellowship. He has presented his work in various national and international conferences for which he has received awards in India and abroad. He has also worked as a researcher in Washington University in St. Louis, USA and has visited several other countries on academic merit.
Affiliations and Expertise
ARS Scientist, Indian Veterinary Research Institute of ICAR, India
Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at the Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Executive Director (Honorary) at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability – India. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division and Centre for Biofuels at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum. His major research and technological development interests are industrial & environmental biotechnology and energy biosciences, focusing on biomass to biofuels & chemicals, waste to wealth & energy, industrial enzymes, etc.
Professor Pandey is Adjunct/Visiting Professor/Scientist in universities in France, Brazil, Canada, China, Korea, South Africa, and Switzerland and also in several universities several in India. He has ~1425 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 90 books, >700 papers and book chapters, etc with h index of 105 and ~48,800 citations (Goggle scholar). He has transferred several technologies to industries and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for Indian/international industries.
Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and honours, which include Highest Cited Researcher (Top 1% in the world), Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science (2020, 2019 & 2018); Top scientist in Biotechnology (#1 in India and #8 in the world), Stanford University world ranking (2020); Fellow, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (2020); Fellow, Indian Chemical Society (2020); Distinguished Scientist, VDGOOD Professional Association, India (2020); Distinguished Professor of Eminence with global impact in the area of Biotechnology, Precious Cornerstone University, Nigeria (2020); IconSWM Life-time Achievement Award 2019, International Society for Solid Waste Management, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar, India (2019); Yonsei Outstanding Scholar, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (2019); Life-Time Achievement Award from the Biotech Research Society, India (2018); Life-Time Achievement Award from Venus International Research Awards (2018), Most Outstanding Researcher Award from Career360 (2018), Life-Time Achievement Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017); Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); Felow, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2016); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria (2015); Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2012); Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India (2008); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Fellow, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2006); Fellow, the Biotech Research Society, India (2005); UNESCO Professor (2000); Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR (1995); GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowships (1992) and Young Scientist Award (1989), etc.
Professor Pandey is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (www.brsi.in); Founder & International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (www.ifibiop.org), Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (www.isees.in), Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology (http://ees.elsevier.com/bite/), Honorary Executive Advisor of Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability (www.jees.in), Journal of Systems Microbiology and Biomanufacturing (https://www.springer.com/journal/43393), Journal of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (http://neerijese.org/editorial-board/), Subject Editor, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, India (https://www.springer.com/life+sciences/journal/40011) and Associate Editor, Biologia – Section Cellular and Molecular Biology (https://www.springer.com/journal/11756/editors) and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.
Affiliations and Expertise
Distinguished Scientist, Centre for Innovation and Translational Research, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India
Dr. Ranjna Sirohi is currently working as Research Professor in Korea University, Seoul. She obtained B.Tech. degree in Biochemical Engineering and M.Tech. degree in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Food Biotechnology Engineering. She has worked as Visiting Researcher at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, as Scientist at Centre for Energy and Environment Sustainability, Lucknow and as Senior Project Associate at CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Process and Food Engineering from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. Her major research interests are in the field of Bioprocess Technology - Food & Food Waste Valorisation-Waste to Wealth – Biofuels. She has 65 publications/communications that include 32 research and review papers, 12 book chapters, 7 popular articles and 14 conference proceedings.
Dr Sirohi has won several awards and honors that include Research Excellent Award in the international conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology, Trivandrum, India (2019), Best Poster award in 8th International Forum on Industrial Bioprocessing (IBA-IFIBiop 2019), Miri; Sarawak, Malaysia (2019) and Research Excellence Award in International Conference on Bio-Innovation for Environmental and Health Sustainable Developments (BEHSD-2018), Lucknow, India (2018). She is the Life member of Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers (ISAE); the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI); Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) and Association of Food Scientists & Technologists, India (AFSTI).
Affiliations and Expertise
Research Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Professor Carlos Ricardo Soccol is the research group leader of Department of Bioprocesses Engineering and Biotechnology (DEBB) at UFPR. Professor Soccol has experience in bioprocesses/biochemical engineering, industrial biotechnology, applied microbiology and fermentation technology. The research carried out till-date has credited him with 1.241 publications, including patents (88), books (26), book chapters (160), original papers (385) and research communications in conferences/symposia (582). His research articles have so far been cited 22.850 times at Google Scholar Citations database with h-index=68. It has also led the successful Advisor of 80 PhD students, 135 Master’s students and 22 post doctorate students. In 2001, He did Professor HDR in Agri-Foods Biotechnology at Aix Marseille University, Marseille-France. He was visitor professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland (2009), University Lille 1-France (2014) and University Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand-France (2015). He received several national and international awards, including the Science and Technology award of the Government of Paraná (1996), Best Scientific Achievement of the Year 2001 by Ministry of Sugar of Cuba (MINAZ), The Scopus/Elsevier Award (2009), Dr. Honoris Causa, University Blaise Pascal-France (2010), Outstanding Scientist at 5th International Conference on Industrial Bioprocesses, Taipei, Taiwan, Henri Nestlé Award - Nestlé, Brazil (2014), Scientist of the Year - Nanocell Institute (2017), Medal of Scientific Merit by Ministry Science Technology and Innovation - Brazilian Government (2018). Since 2014, Prof. Soccol is member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He is occupying the position of the Editor of the Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology since 1997-2015. He also holds the position of scientist IA of CNPq, Brazil. He is a technical and scientific consultant of several companies, agencies and Editorial member of Scientifics journals
Affiliations and Expertise
Professor, Department of Bioprocesses Engineering and Biotechnology (DEBB), Federal University of Parana (UFPR), Curitiba, PR, Brazil
Prof Claude-Gilles DUSSAP is graduated in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toulouse in 1978. He did her PhD degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department, focusing on development of bioreactor at the University Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand). He is presently head of the team Chemical and Biochemical Engineering in the Institut Pascal (University Blaise Pascal -- CNRS). He has been much involved in the analysis of the relationships, which exist between the physiological responses of microorganisms and bioreactors environment. This includes insightful investigation in metabolic engineering (metabolic fluxes distribution, control and regulation of metabolism) and thorough analysis of bioreactor performances regarding the mass, heat, light-energy transfer and mixing properties of reactors. He has a strong experience in mathematical modelling of biological kinetics, thermodynamical equilibrium properties of aqueous solutions and of reactor characteristics. He has a track record experience in the design and the mathematical modelling of MELiSSA (Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative) ecosystem, which is the biological life support system developed by European Spatial Agency (ESA) for long duration spatial missions. His main domain of expertise covers all the process engineering aspects of the bioreactors design, modelling, scale-up and control in relation with the food quality and nutritional properties of food recipes for spationauts. He has been in charge of the definition of Life Support issues in the European framework program AURORA. He is member of the evaluation committee of European Science Fondation. His main research activities concern Chemical engineering; Metabolic engineering: metabolic fluxes calculation; Mass and energy transfer modelling and assessment of coupling with metabolic limitations; Applied thermodynamics (modelling of equilibrium properties); and Thermokinetic modelling and application of Thermodynamic of Irreversible Processes to biotransformations.
His interests have been extended to bioenergy production processes and assessment of environmental impact of biotechnology processes regarding 2G and 3G biofuels. The results of these research works have been published in 150 papers. He has supervised 25 PhD students and 70 MSc lab works.
Affiliations and Expertise
Head of the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering team, University Blaise Pascal, CNRS, France