1st International Conference on Bioresource Technology for Bioenergy, Bioproducts & Environmental Sustainability

Conference Chairman

Ashok Pandey, CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India

Ashok Pandey

Professor Ashok Pandey is currently Distinguished Scientist at CSIR-Indian Institute for Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India and Honorary Executive Director at the Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability- India. He also holds the positions of Guest Professor in Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China; Adjunct Professor at VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu; Adjunct Professor at MACFAST, Thiruvalla, Kerala and Adjunct Professor at Kalaslingam University, Krishnan Koil, Tamil Nadu. He has been Visiting Professor/Scientist and UNESCO Professor in many countries, including France, Brazil, UK, Switzerland, Malaysia, Thailand, etc. Formerly, he was Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali and Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology at Trivandrum. His major research and technological development interests are in industrial and environmental biotechnology, which span over biomass to fuels & chemicals, waste to wealth/energy, industrial enzymes, solid-state fermentation, etc.

Professor Pandey has ~ 1200 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 54 books, 130 book chapters, 465 original and review papers, etc with h index of 84 and >29,000 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 fellowships, which include Life-Time Achievement Award from the International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017); Fellow of Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016); Academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Germany (2016); Fellow of International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2014); Fellow of National Academy of Science, India (2012); Fellow of Association of Microbiologists of India (2010); Fellow of International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering (2008); Fellow of the Biotech Research Society, India (2005); Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007); Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA (2008); Lupin Visiting Fellowship, Best Scientific Work Achievement award, Govt of Cuba; UNESCO Professor; Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR; GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowship; Young Scientist Award, etc.

Professor Pandey was Chairman of the International Society of Food, Agriculture and Environment, Finland (Food & Health) during 2003-2004. He is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India; International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France, Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability and Vice-President of All India Biotech Association.

Prof Pandey is Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology, Honorary Executive Advisors of Journal of Water Sustainability and Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Subject editor of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (India) and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals. He is editor-in-chief of a book series on Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, comprising twelve volumes published by Elsevier and another series on Biomass, Biofuels and Biochemicals, comprising six volumes.