Ashok Pandey, CSIR-Indian Institute for Toxicology Research, Lucknow, India
Professor Ashok Pandey is Eminent Scientist at the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali (a national institute under DBT, Ministry of S&T, Government of India) and former Chief Scientist and Head at CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum. He is also Adjunct Professor at MACFAST, Thiruvalla, Kerala and Kalaslingam University, Krishnan Koil, Tamil Nadu. His major research interests are in the areas of microbial, enzyme and bioprocess technology, spanning over bioresource technology for biomass to fuels & chemicals, probiotics & nutraceuticals, industrial enzymes, solid-state fermentation, etc. He has >1100 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 51 books, 125 book chapters, 425 original and review papers, etc with h index of 75 and ~23,500 citations (Goggle scholar). Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships, which include Elected Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Germany; Fellow of International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability; Fellow 5of National Academy of Science (India); Fellow of the Biotech Research Society, India; Fellow of International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering; Fellow of Association of Microbiologists of India; Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France; Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award, USA; Visiting Professor in the University Blaise Pascal, France; Federal University of Parana, Brazil and EPFL, Switzerland, UNESCO Professor; Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR; GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowship; Young Scientist Award, etc. He is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (www.brsi.in); International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (www.ifibiop.org), Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (www.isees.org) and Vice-President of All India Biotech Association (www.aibaonline.com). Prof Pandey is Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology andHonorary Executive Advisors of Journal of Water Sustainability and Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability . He is editor-in-chief of a book series on Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, comprising ten books being published by Elsevier.
Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology on 1 October 2016.