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Prof. Yogesh Chandra Sharma
Department of Chemistry, IIT-BHU
0542 - 2570001
Area of Interest: 
Renewable Energy and Bio-fuels, Development and characterization of heterogenous catalysts, Synthesis of nanoadsorbents; River health Science; Monotoring of River Ganga

Current Group
Post Doctoral Fellows
i. Dr Sushmita Banerjee
ii. Dr Lalit Kumar Pandey

Research Scholars
i. Miss Geetanjali Pradhan
ii. Miss Shalini Sahani
iii. Miss Reena Singh
iv. Miss Tania Roy
v. Meena Yadav
vi. Ashutosh Kumar

M.Tech Candidates
i. Mr Vaibhav Jaiswal
ii. Ashwani K Mehta
iii. Mr Rig Prajapati
iv. Miss Kalpana Meena


Yogesh Chandra Sharma
(Professor HAG)

Department of Chemistry,
Indian Institute of Technology(BHU) Varanasi,
Varanasi 221005.
Tel. No. +91 542 6702865, (91)(9935616119)(M ); Fax No 542 67028769(o)
E Mail: <ysharma.apc@iitbhu.ac.in>
Academic Qualifications:  Ph.D.(Applied Chemistry), D.Sc.(Chemistry)
2005-2010:      Doctor of Science (Chemistry),  CCS University, Meerut 250004.
1984-1991:      Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.),  Department of Applied Chemistry, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005.
Professional Experience
2012-till date  Professor, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology(BHU)Varanasi, Varanasi 221005.
2010-2012       Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221005.
Research Interests
Current research interests

  1. Nanoadsorbents, synthesis, characterization and application for water remediation
  2. Green chemistry for synthesis of nanoadsorbents
  3. Renewable energy
  4. Synthesis and characterization of biodiesel
  5. Development of heterogenous catalysts for synthesis of biodiesel

Other Research interests

  1. Adsorption and diffusion
  2. Water pollution monitoring and control
  3. River water monitoring
  4. Macrophytes for water remediation

Teaching interests
(Teaching/ taught the courses at UG and PG levels)

  1. Applied chemistry
  2. Chemical thermodynamics
  3. Fuels, furnaces and refractories
  4. Environmental pollution control
  5. Industrial waste management
  • Fellow, Biotech Research Society of India (FBRS), 2017
  • Hiyoshi Environmental Award 2016
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry(FRSC),2014
  • Principal Investigator, Trilateral (India-Brazil-South Africa) Project on biofuels,DST, Govt. of  India,  2014
  • ISTE(SGSITS) award for carrying out best research by young teachers, 1997
  • SERC visiting fellowship, 1997
  • Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Pollution and Solutions(CIP), USA
  • Editorial board member of  journalsJournal of Applied Sciences in Environmental Sanitation, eISSN 1978-6980,Pissn0126-2807

International Reviews in Chemical Engineering(IRECHE), Praise Worthy Prize, London, WC2B 6AA, U.K.
Journal of Materials and Environmental Sciences, ISSN: 20282508

  • Listed on the panel of reviewers of more than 50 international and national journals including the journals from Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, Wiley, etc. 
  1. Life Member, Indian Science Congress, India
  2. Life Member, Indian Association of Environmental Management(IAEM), India
  3. Life Member, Indian Association of Nuclear Chemists and Allied Scientists( IANCAS), India
  4. Member, International Water Association(IWA), UK*
  5. Member, Asian Council of Sciece Editors, Dubai (by invitation)

*First student member from India (IWA was then known as IAWPRC)

  1. .A Guide to the Economic Removal of Metals from Aqueous SolutionsAuthor: Yogesh C. Sharma), Text book, Wiley Scrivener, USA, ISBN 978-1-118-13715-4,    2012
  2. Bio-Energy from Wastewaters (Text book), Authors: S.N. Kaul, D.R. Saini, Y.C. Sharma, Prateek Kaul
    Astral International (P) Ltd., Daya Publishing House,New Delhi, India,   ISBN  9789351301103(International      Edition)
  3.  Environmental Sciences and Engineering-Selected Topics (Edited book)Editors:  S.N. Kaul, B.N. Rai, D.R. Saini,  Yogesh Chandra Sharma
    Astral International (P) Ltd., Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India, ISBN 978-81-7035-811-4

Contributions of chapters in Edited books

  1. Synthesis of biodiesel/bio-oil from microalgae, (Chapter 8), Book Title: Biotechnological Applications of Microalgae: Biodiesel and value-added products,  978-1-4665-1529-1, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), USA, 2013
  2. Prospects of Heterogenous Catalysts in Biodiesel Production (Chapter 12), Pp 481-520’, Book title; Handbook of Sustainable Energy, Energy Science, Energy and Technology, Editors: WH Lee, V.G. Cho, 978-1-60876-263-7, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY 11788, 2010.
  3. Emergence of Base Catalysts for Synthesis of Biodiesel, Book Title “Green Chemistry for Environmental Remediation”,  978-0-470-94308-3,Wiley Scrivener, USA, 2012.
  4. Adsorption studies of Orange G from aqueous solutions by unmodified saw dust (USD)(Chapter 4), Environmental Education, Editors: S.N. Kaul, D.R. Saini, B.N. Rai, A.K. Biswas, 978-93-313-1872-5,  APH Pub Corp, New Delhi.