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Dr. Abhishek Suresh Dhoble
Assistant Professor
School of Biochemical Engineering IIT(BHU)
Area of Interest: 
Biological Engineering, Anaerobic Digestion, Microbiome, Agro-Food Studies, Flow Cytometry, Machine Learning


Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA 
Biological Engineering

M.S. University of Florida, USA   
Biological Engineering 
(Minor: Environmental Engineering Sciences)

B.Tech. LIT Nagpur
Chemical Engineering

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor (Jan 2021 - till date)
School of Biochemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Assistant Professor (Jan 2019 - Jan 2021)
Deptartment of Chemical Engineering 
Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan, India
Postdoctoral Research Associate, NSF/USDA EAGER, USA  (Dec 2016 - Jan 2019)
Key Personnel on the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) joint Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) #2017-67007-25945. Dept. of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA (Joint project with US Army Center for Environmental Health Research, Frederick, MD, USA)

Industry-Academia Interface

  • Instructor-in-Charge, Environmental Sampling and Analytical Methods, Work Integrated Learning Programmes, BITS Pilani (Aug 2020 - Dec 2020)
  • Instructor, SEE Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Nagpur and Kizora Software Pvt. Ltd. Nagpur (Practice School-I, BITS Pilani) (May 2019 - June 2019)
  • Project Manager, Innovation Immersion Program (IIP), USA (Jan 2015 - May 2015)
  • Senior Consultant, Innovation Immersion Program (IIP), USA (Sept 2014 - Jan 2015)
  • Consultant, Illinois Business Consulting (IBC), USA (Aug 2013 - Nov 2013)
  • Graduate Hourly, ADM Institute for the Prevention of Post-harvest Loss (ADMI), USA (July 2013 - Aug 2013)
  • Graduate Hourly, Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), USA (Feb 2012 - Aug 2012)
  • Inplant Trainee, Bhilai Steel Plant, India (Dec 2006 - Jan 2007)


Dr. Dhoble joined the School of Biochemical Engineering at IIT (BHU) Varanasi as an Assistant Professor in January 2021. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at BITS Pilani from 2019 to 2021. Dr. Dhoble obtained B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Laxminarayan Institute of Technology - LIT Nagpur - one of the oldest (est. 1942) and renowned government institute (NAAC A+) in central India dedicated to Chemical Engineering & Technology. He later moved to the US to obtain M.S. in the area of anaerobic digestion from the University of Florida. His M.S. was partly funded by NASA (Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, USA under Cooperative Agreement NCC9 -110) where his team has pioneered the design and operation of bio-digesters for NASA’s upcoming moon mission which received media attention worldwide. Later, he moved to one of the top engineering universities in the US - the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) to earn a Ph.D. in the area of microbiome dynamics in anaerobic systems.
Dr. Dhoble aided in bringing the NSF/USDA EAGER grant to continue a cross-disciplinary Postdoc at UIUC simultaneously working on collaborative projects with US Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) during 2016-19. His skills and interests are core to the design and operation of bio-digesters, complex microbial community dynamics, environmental nanotoxicity, cytometric fingerprinting, and machine learning (CFML), which he applies to sustainable bioprocessing and a biosystems approach to the food, water, energy nexus. He has won a couple of highly competitive grants in the US and has got a rigorous 8-semesters interdisciplinary teaching experience at UIUC. Dr. Dhoble has been recognized as a ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ by Global Biotech Revolution at Cambridge University and received several research and excellence in teaching awards.
Dr. Dhoble’s research group “J.E.E.W.A.N.U." (Sanskrit for 'particles of life'/'microbes') which stands for Judicious Engineering of microbiomes for Enhanced sanitation & Water resources, Agriculture and National health Upliftment is building on unique inter-and cross-disciplinary Chemical and Biochemical Engineering approaches, skills in the emerging fields of ‘microbiomes’, 'cytometrics' and ‘machine learning’ with a goal to pursue practical, actionable, low-cost solutions to pressing societal problems and sustainable rural development.
On a personal note, Dr. Dhoble’s hometown is Nagpur (Maharashtra), India. In his personal time, Dr. Dhoble enjoys reading about how ancient cultures worldwide developed practices based around microbes. He also enjoys cooking exotic dishes every once in a while. 

Dr. Dhoble loves interacting with students on academic, career, and other matters. Please feel free to get in touch. 

Best wishes!

Google Scholar, ResearchGate, ORCID: 0000-0003-4889-0885, Scopus Author ID: 57194014435, ResearcherID: T-7145-2017, (* as corresponding author)

Book Chapters

  1. Dahake, A., Dhoble, A.S.*, 9 - Microbial consortium engineering for the improvement of biochemical production , Editor(s): Ashok Pandey, Swati Joshi, Ranjna Sirohi, Sunghoon Park, Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Elsevier, 2022, Pages 201-233, ISBN 978-0-323-88504-1,

  2. Vyas, T., Dhoble, A.S., Pandey, M., Singhvi, G., 3.30 - Human microbiome as drug delivery system, Editor(s): Maria Glibetic, Comprehensive Gut Microbiota, Elsevier, 2022, Pages 402-415, ISBN 9780128220368,

Journal Articles 

  1. Acharya, S., Dandigunta, B., Sagar, H., Rani, J., Priyadarsini, M., Verma, S., Kushwaha, J., Fageria, P., Lahiri, P., Chattopadhyay, P., Dhoble, A.S.* (2022) Analyzing milk foam using machine learning for diverse applications. Food Analytical Methods​ (IF: 3.498)

  2. Rani, J., Pandey, K.P., Kushwaha, J., Priyadarsini, M., Dhoble, A.S.* (2022). Antibiotics in anaerobic digestion: Investigative studies on digester performance and microbial diversity. Bioresource Technology (IF: 11.889). 127662.

  3. Patel, V.B., Chatterjee, S., Dhoble, A.S.* (2022). A review on pectinase properties, application in juice clarification and membranes as immobilization support. Journal of Food Science (IF: 3.693). 1-17.‐3841.16233

  4. Bhorkar, I., Dhoble, A.S.* (2021). Advances in the synthesis and application of self-assembling biomaterials. Progress in Biophysics & Molecular Biology (IF: 4.799). 167, 46-62.

  5. Dandigunta, B., Karthick, A., Chattopadhyay, P., Dhoble, A.S.* (2021). Impact of temperature and surfactant addition on milk foams. Journal of Food Engineering (IF: 6.203), 110509.

  6. Ban, X., Dhoble, A.S., Li, C., Gu, Z., Hong, Y., Cheng, L., Holler, T. P., Bhalerao, K.D., Li, Z. (2020). Bacterial 1,4-α-glucan branching enzyme: characteristics, preparation and commercial applications. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology (IF: 8.429), 40:3, 380-396.

  7. Ban, X., Wu, J., Bhalerao, K.D., Lahiri, P., Dhoble, A.S., Gu, Z., Li, C., Cheng, L., Hong, Y., Tong, Y., Li, Z. (2020). Additional salt bridges improve the thermostability of 1,4-α-glucan branching enzyme. Food Chemistry (IF: 9.231), 316, 126348.

  8. Dhoble, A.S., Ryan, K.T., Lahiri, P., Chen, M., Pang, X., Cardoso, F.C., Bhalerao, K.D. (2019). Cytometric fingerprinting and machine learning (CFML): A novel label-free, objective method for routine mastitis screening. Computers & Electronics in Agriculture (IF: 6.757), 162, 505-513.

  9. Ban, X., Lahiri, P., Dhoble, A.S., Gu, Z., Li, C., Cheng, L., Hong, Y., Li, Z., Bhalerao, K.D. (2019). Evolutionary stability of salt bridges hints its contribution to stability of proteins. Computational & Structural Biotechnology Journal (IF:6.155), 17, 895-903.

  10. Dhoble, A.S., Lahiri, P., Bhalerao, K. D. (2018). Machine learning analysis of microbial flow cytometry data from nanoparticles, antibiotics and carbon sources perturbed anaerobic microbiomes. Journal of Biological Engineering (IF: 6.248), 12(1),19.  

  11. Ban, X., Liu, Y., Zhang, Y., Gu, Z., Li,C., Cheng, L., Hong, Y., Dhoble, A.S., Li, Z. (2018). Thermostabilization of a thermophilic 1,4-α-glucan branching enzyme through C-terminal truncation. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (IF: 8.025), 107,1510-1518.

  12. Ban, X., Dhoble, A.S., Li, C., Zhang, Y., Gu, Z., Cheng, L., Hong, Y., Li, Z., (2017). Potassium and sodium ions enhance the activity and thermostability of 1, 4-α-glucan branching enzyme from Geobacillus thermoglucosidasiusin the presence of glycerol. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (IF: 8.025), 102, 712-717.

  13. Dhoble, A.S., Bekal, S., Dolatowski, W., Yanz, C., Lambert, K.N., Bhalerao, K.D., (2016). A novel high-throughput multi-parameter flow cytometry based method for monitoring and rapid characterization of microbiome dynamics in anaerobic systems. Bioresource Technology (IF: 11.889), 220, 566-571.

  14. Dhoble, A.S.*, Pullammanappallil, P.C., (2014). Design and operation of an anaerobic digester for waste management and fuel generation during long term lunar mission. Advances in Space Research (IF: 2.611), 54(8), 502-1512.

Conference Proceedings 

International, Full Length, Peer-Reviewed, SCI/Scopus Indexed

  1. Pullammanappallil, P.C., Dhoble, A.S. (2010). Biochemical methane potential of wastes generated during long term lunar mission. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 40th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES) 2010. Barcelona, Spain; 97956, p.6203 (H-index: 8). 

International Conference Publications (abstract only)

  1. Dhoble, A.S., Bhalerao, K.D. (2017, May). A Novel Flow Cytometry Based Methodology to Characterize the Microbiome in Animal Systems. (Invited Talk) Tech Connect World Innovation Conference & Expo. Washington DC (USA).

  2. Dhoble, A.S., Kent, A.D., Bhalerao, K.D. (2015, March). Applications of Novel Flow Cytometry Based Method in Conjunction with ARISA for Analyzing Microbial Community Structure, Function and Dynamics. Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) 2015 Annual Meeting,IBE 2015, St. Louis, MO (USA).

  3. Dhoble, A.S., Yin, Y. (2014, June). Post-Harvest Loss in India. The Fifth Subsistence Marketplaces Conference 2014, Champaign, IL (USA).

  4. Dhoble, A.S., Bekal, S., Dolatowski, W., Lambert, K.N., Bhalerao, K.D. (2014, March). Novel Flow Cytometry Based Method to Characterize Microbial Communities in Complex Environmental Systems. Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) 2014 Annual Meeting, IBE 2014, Lexington, KY (USA). 

  5. Dhoble, A.S., Walker, D., Bekal, S., Dolatowski, W., Lambert, K.N., Kent, A.D., Soman, C., Bhalerao, K.D. (2015, June). Novel Flow Cytometry Based Method for Analyzing Complex Microbial Community Perturbed by Engineered Nanoparticles in Wastewater Sludge. Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on “Nanoscience and Engineering for Agriculture and Food Systems” at Bentley University, Waltham, MA (USA).

  6. Dhoble, A.S., Walker, D., Bhalerao, K.D. (2012, October). Nanowaste Management: Concern to Growing Bioeconomy. Growing the Bioeconomy Conference, Banff, (Canada).

  7. Chen X., Dhoble, A.S., Lin, X., Parekatt, V., Soman, C., Bashir, R., Bhalerao, K.D. (2012, May). Understanding Nanoparticle Toxicity in the Environment. Nanotechnology Industry Open House, Nano-CEMMS Annual Industry Meeting: Transition to Commercial Application and the Latest Research Developments and CNST 10th Annual Nanotechnology Workshop, Urbana, IL (USA). 

National Conference Publications (abstract only)

  1. In process

Magazine Article

  1. Dhoble, A.S. (2010). Science in the service of small farmers in India. Tattva. (Thrid Anniversary Edition) Pg. 27-28

S.N. Funding Agency Period Project Title  Role
A novel, rapid, high-throughput characterization of microbiome dynamics through cytomics and machine learning PI
2. DST
2021-2024 (Ongoing) Characterization of indigenous cow's dung and urine for scientific advancement and development of utility items PI
3. IIT (BHU)
(Seed Grant)
High-solids anaerobic digestion for boosting biogas technology in India PI
4. BITS Pilani
2020-2021 Cytometric fingerprinting and machine learning (CFML) for revamping biogas technology and sustainable rural development PI
5. BITS Pilani
2019-2021 Judicious engineering of microbiomes for enhanced sanitation & water resources, agriculture and national health upliftment PI
2016-2018 Cytometric fingerprinting and machine learning (CFML) to characterize the microbiome in animal system Key Personnel/Co-PI 
7. iSEE, USA 2015-2016 Design, construction and operation of a campus anaerobic digester – feasibility study PI

Selected National Commmittees, Recognition, Honors, Awards, Prizes

  • Member, Inter-Ministerial Working Group on "Science & Technology (S&T) Inputs for GOBARDHAN (Galvanizing Organic Bio Agro Resources Dhan) Yojna" (June 2022 - 2024)
  • Top Reviewer in Biology and Biochemistry (Top 1% in the Field, Web of Science Group) (2019) 
  • Most Valued Reviewer – Bioresource Technology (2018) 
  • Ben & Georgeann Jones Excellence in Teaching Award (2016)
  • Included in the list of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students based on Instructor and Course Evaluation (ICES) questionnaire forms maintained by Measurement and Evaluation, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), UIUC (2016)
  • Leader of Tomorrow- Global Biotech Revolution GapSummit (2014)
  • Ben & Georgeann Jones Graduate Student Scholarship (2014)
  • Charles Wert India-Illinois Scholarship (2012)
  • George and Amanda Hanley Scholarship (2012)
  • 1st Prize, Paper Presentation, ‘Techniche-07’, IIT-Guwahati (2007)
  • 1st Prize, Paper Presentation, Eureka, ‘Techkriti’06’, IIT-Kanpur (2006)

Selected Conference Travel Awards

  • Gordon Research Conference (GRC) Award (USD 750.00) (2015)
  • UIUC Grad College Conference Travel Award (USD 150.00) (2015)
  • Global Biotech Revolution GapSummit at University of Cambridge, UK (GBP150.00) (2014)
  • UIUC Grad College Conference Travel Award (USD 250.00) (2012)
  • Bioeconomy Conference (Banff, Canada) Travel Fellowship (USD 3650.00) (2012) 

Selected Media Coverage

Professional Memberships

Biochemical Engineering Societies

  • Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI), Life Member (LM-2400)
  • Biological Engineering Society (BES), Life Member (02076LM003)
  • American Society of Microbiology (ASM) 2018
  • Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) 2014-15

Chemical Engineering Societies 

  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Life Member (LM-67267)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Annual Member (Membership ID: 009902505883)

Agro-Food Technology Societies

  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Premier Membership-Annual (2022-23)

Environmental Engineering Societies

  • Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Annual Member 2009

Engineering Societies

  • International Association of Engineers (IAENG), 2020-till date (Membership No. 256930)
  • Order of the Engineer (Initiated Fall 2009)

Honor Societies 

  • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society (Initiated Spring 2016)
  • Alpha Epsilon Honor Society (Initiated Spring 2014)

Societies Related to Space Research

  • American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) 2011

Societies Related to Science-Society Interface

  • Vijnana Bharati (VIBHA), Life Member (Membership No. 22892) 
  • Mahamana Malaviya Foundation, Varanasi, Life Member

Alumni Associations

  •  LIT Alumni Association (LITAA) Life Member


Microbiomes rule the world (and possibly space)! To achieve foundational changes in the understanding of health and wellness, there is a recognized need to advance our understanding of the key players in our ecosystems, viz. microbial communities. Furthermore, minimally invasive, non-genomic engineering of microbiomes would be crucial for restoring ecological balance in natural (soils, river, gut) and engineered (anaerobic digestion, fermentation) ecosystems. Low-cost next-generation sequencing (NGS) may not be high throughput enough to resolve dynamic changes in the structure of the microbiome over time and there is a need to develop non-invasive tools complementary to genomic approaches for designing effective operational and engineering strategies. The structure and function of microbial communities manifest as unique combinations, or ‘Cytometric Fingerprints’ of characteristics such as viability, metabolic activity, and morphology. 
      Our main interests lie in exploring the cytometric fingerprinting and machine learning-driven microbiome engineering approaches complementary to analysis intensive genomic approaches for shaping microbiota to alter the ecosystem of interest. In particular, we’re interested in developing a strong research program with the Judicious Engineering of microbiomes for Enhanced sanitation & Water resources, Agriculture and National health Upliftment: “JEEWANU”(Sanskrit for "particles of life").
      To investigate this, we are developing a novel flow cytometry-based label-free, high throughput technique, which is sensitive to spatial and temporal changes in the structure and function of microbiomes. Our previous work suggested that cytometric fingerprinting could be used for a rapid, high-throughput understanding of microbiome dynamics thereby opening doors to in-situ microbiome engineering for actionable benefits. Following are some of the specific applications of microbiome dynamics that we are currently interested in:

  1. Sanitation & Water Resources (Anaerobic Digestion, Digeponics, River Conservation)
  2. Food & Agriculture (Milk Foam, Soil Testing, AgroProcessing, Aquaponics)
  3. Public Health (Mastitis, Cytometric Fingerprinting Machine Learning-CFML)

Further details updating soon.....


Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi 

Odd Sem 2022-23 

  • BC-331: Waste Water Engineering 
  • BC-511: Biological Engineering

Even Sem 2021-22 

  • BC-101: Biochemical Engineering Practice 
  • BC-211: Microbial Process Principles 
  • BC-504: Biochemical Engineering Lab-2
  • BC-518: Biological Waste Water 

Odd Sem 2021-22 

  • BC-311: Microbial Engineering
  • BC-331: Waste Water Engineering 
  • BC-511: Biological Engineering

Even Sem 2020-21 

  • BC-101: Biochemical Engineering Practice
  • BC-518: Biological Waste Water 

BITS Pilani

Sem-I, 2020-2021 

  • SSTM-ZG516: Environmental Sampling & Analytical Methods
  • CHE-F421: Biochemical Engineering 
  • CHE-F312: Chemical Engineering Lab-I
  • BITS-F111: Thermodynamics (Tutorial)

Sem-II, 2019-2020 

  • CHE-F421: Biochemical Engineering
  • BITS-F225: Environmental Studies 
  • CHE-F244: Separation Processes - I (Tutorial
  • BITS-G661: Research Methodology - I (ad-hoc, Lecture: Design of Experiments) 

Sem-I, 2019-2020 

  • CHE-F421: Biochemical Engineering
  • CHE-F213: Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Tutorial
  • BITS-F111: Thermodynamics (Tutorial

Summer Term, 2018-2019 

  • BITS-F221: Practice School - I 

Sem-II, 2018-2019 

  • CHE-F244: Separation Processes - I (Tutorial)
  • CHE-F312: Chemical Engineering Laboratory - II 
  • BITS-G661: Research Methodology - I (ad-hoc, Lecture: Design of Experiments)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA

Teaching Assistant (TA) for the following courses:

  • MCB-245: Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab-I (Fall 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
  • MCB-247: Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab-II (Spring 2013, 2015, 2016)
  • CPSC-265: Genetic Engineering Lab (Spring 2014) 

Teaching Certificates

Graduate Teacher Certificate Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL),USA

  • Developed teaching skills and reflective practice as a teaching assistant
  • Documented teaching experience, professional development, and the constructive use of student feedback
  • Nurtured teaching development by participations in workshops on active learning, grading, leading discussions, lesson planning, and relevant campus policies
  • Developed teaching skills and reflective practice based on third party classroom observations and mid-semester evaluations from students

Dr. Sandra J. Finley Teacher Scholar Certificate Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL),USA

  • Pioneered the original work (lab activity) and got it assessed by peers
  • Explored pedagogy by participating in a regularly scheduled reading group
  • Engaged in a discipline-based service wrote a reflective essay on my experiences
  • Polished teaching philosophy based on my teaching experiences in the discipline and connecting to my learnings from participating in CITL’s Certificate Program 


Conference/Workshop/Event Organization

  • Organizing Committee Member & Media Coordinator, Smart India Hackathon (SIH) 2022, Software Edition, IIT (BHU) Varanasi Nodal Center (Aug 25-26, 2022)
  • Organizing Committee Member, I-DAPT HEALTH-TECH HACKATHON, IIT (BHU) Varanasi (July 28-29, 2022)
  • Organizing Secretary, One Day Training on Flow Cytometery, organized by School of  the Biochemical Engineering at IIT (BHU) Varanasi in association with Beckman Coulter India Pvt. Ltd. (May 12, 2022)
  • Organizing Committee Member, National Conference on Computational and Biochemical Drug Discovery (NCCBDD-2021), IIT (BHU) Varanasi (Sept 11-12, 2021)
  • Organizing Secretary, Webinar on "Bio-Startups: The Journey from Idea to Reality", IIT (BHU) Varanasi (Sept 4, 2021)
  • Organizing Committee Member (Local Hospitality), 4th Workshop on Analytical Instruments for Chemical and Environmental Engineers, WAICEE-2019, BITS Pilani  (March 25-26, 2019)
  • Convener, "Karmanya-08" A National Level Technical Symposium, LIT Nagpur (Feb 28, 2008)

Academic Service/Administrative Responsibilities at IIT (BHU)

Within the institute

  • Member, National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Committee (Sept 2022 - till date)
  • Convener, Department Undergraduate Committee (DUGC), AY 2021-22 & AY 2022-23
  • Counting Officer, Student Parliament Election (Aug 22, 2022)
  • Member, Committee on Physical Verification of Fixed Assets & Inventory Items, School of Biochemical Engg (2021)
  • Member, Department Postgraduate Committee (DPGC), AY 2021-22
  • Member, M.Tech. Admission Committee 2021 & 2022 (School of Biochemical Engineering)
  • Member, Ph.D. Admission Committee 2021 & 2022 (School of Biochemical Engineering)

Outside the institute

  • Member, Technical Team, Smt. Vini Mahajan, (Secretary, Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India)'s visit to a Compressed Biogas (CBG) plant in Shahnshahpur village, Arajiline Block, Varanasi, UP on 19th Sep 2022
  • Review Editor in Frontiers in Bacteriology - Molecular Bacteriology and Microbiome (June 2022 - onwards)
  • Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Microbiotechnology (specialty section of Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology and Frontiers in Environmental Science) (Octo 2021 - onwards)
  • External Ph.D. Thesis Examiner, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune (2021)
  • External Subject Expert, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research–Central Electronics And Engineering Research Institute (CSIR–CEERI), Post Code 0504, Project No. MLP-0119 (July 2021)

Administrative Responsibilities at BITS Pilani

Semester-I (2020-21):

  • Website Design & Development Coordinator, Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  • Honorary Regional Treasurer, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Pilani Regional Centre (PRC)
  • Faculty Mentor for IIChE, BITS Pilani Chapter's blog series (CHEM-E-CHRONICLES)
  • Member, Placement Feedback Advisory Counselling (PFAC), Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  • Single Point of Contact (SPOC), Practice School Division (PSD), Dept. of Chemical Engineering

Summer 2020:

  • Member, Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC) in the area of Biochemical & Environmental Engineering for the candidate ID 2019PHXP0068P
  • Honorary Regional Treasurer, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Pilani Regional Centre (PRC)
  • Evaluator for Chemical Engineering Association (CEA): Monali Dey Award (2020) and First Batch 1968 Alumni Award (2020) 

Semester-II (2019-20):

  • Honorary Regional Treasurer, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Pilani Regional Centre (PRC)
  • Member, Committee for PhD Qualifying Examinations

Semester-I (2019-20):

  • Coordinator, Student Faculty Council (SFC), Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Coordinator, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering (BioEnvE) Colloquium Series

Summer 2019:

  • Faculty Instructor, Practice School (PS) - I, Summer 2019, Nagpur station (StationIDs 3603:Kizora Software Pvt. Ltd. and 3834:SeeTech Solutions) 

Semester-II (2018-19):

  • Member of Student Faculty Council (SFC), Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Exam Invigilator, Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP)
  • Paper Evaluator and Judge for Paper Presentation, APOGEE 2019
  • Invited Strategist for Boosting Award Applications, Chemical Engineering Association (CEA) 2019
  • Evaluator for Monali Dey Award 2019 and Interview Panel Member for Tresbian Award, R.P Vaid Award and Higher Degree Best Performance Award, 2019

Administrative Responsibilities/Professional Service at UIUC, USA

University Level: 

  • Graduate Student Focus Group, U of I Branding Project 2015, UIUC, USA

College Level:

  • RAP I Engineering & Technology Program – Presenter, UIUC, USA
  • Discover Engineering – Presenter, UIUC, USA
  • Imagine ACES camp– Presenter, UIUC, USA

Department Level:

  • Sustainability Chair - ABE Graduate Student Association (GSA), UIUC, USA
  • Judge, ABE 100 Challenge Project Presentations, UIUC, USA

Other Outside Service:

  • Judge, Business 101 Poster Presentation (600 UGs, 120 groups)

Peer-reviewer (on ad-hoc basis) for Journals  

  • Bioresource Technology (BITE)
  • Food Chemistry
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology (AEM)
  • RSC Advances
  • Microbiomes
  • Biotechnology Letters
  • Enzyme and Microbial Technology
  • Biotechnology and Bioengineering
  • Journal of Biological Engineering
  • Open Agriculture
  • Archives of Information Science & Technology

Ph.D. (Ongoing)

  • Mrs. Jyoti Rani (17011002) (MHRD Fellowship) 
  • Ms. Madhumita Priyadarsini (21011003) (CSIR-JRF)
  • Mr. Kailash Pati Pandey (21011005) (UGC-JRF)  
  • Mr. Jeetesh Kushwaha (21011007) (MHRD Fellowship) 

Project Staff (Ongoing)

  • Mr. Yashpal Singh (Staff ID: 121)  (NET/GATE Qualified) (JRF on DST SUTRA-PIC Project) (Dec 2021 - till date)

M.Tech./M.E. Thesis


  • Mr. Ankit Kumar (21012005) (2-Year M.Tech. 2021-23)


  • Mr. Saswata Acharya (20012002) (2-Year M.Tech. 2020-22) Thesis Title: "Analyzing Milk Foam Using Machine Learning for Diverse Applications". (Currently Graduate Engineering Trainee at LTI - Larsen & Toubro Infotech, Mumbai). Publication:
  • Mr. Pradeep Fageria (17014010) (5th Year IDD M.Tech. 2021-22) Thesis Title: "Analysis of Microbial Flow Cytometery Data from Anaerobic Systems using k-Means Clustering" (currently Backend Software Developer at Calance Software Pvt. Ltd., Gurugram) Publication:
  • Mr. Babuji Dandigunta (2018H1010027P) (M.E. 2018-20) BITS Pilani Dissertation Title: “Judicious Engineering of Microbiomes for Effective Bioprocess Development and Enhanced Valorization of Agro-Industrial Resources” (Currently pursuing PhD at IIT-Madras) (Publications: 1.  2.


  • Mr. Vashishtha Patel (2019H1010005P) (M.E. 2019-21) BITS Pilani, Topic: "Applications of Enzyme Immobilization on Hollow Fiber Membrane for Food Processing" (Guided as a supervisor from August 2020 - Dec 2020) (handed over to co-supervisor on account of resignation at BITS Pilani) Publication:‐3841.16233
  • Mr. Aditya Narayanan (2019H1010504P) (M.E. 2019-21) BITS Pilani Topic: “Novel Approaches for Revamping Anaerobic Digestion Technology in Resource Constrained Systems" (Guided as a supervisor from August 2020 - Dec 2020) (handed over to other faculty on account of resignation at BITS Pilani)

Undergraduate Thesis


  • Mr. Debshankar Ghosh (2016A1TS0559P) (BITS Pilani off-campus) (Supervisor: Dr. Joshua R. Brinkerhoff, University of British Columbia, Canada) (2019-20, Sem-II) Thesis Title: "Numerical Investigation of Steady and Pulsatile Flow in Model Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm" (Currently: Pursuing MS at UBC, Canada)
  • Mr. Sanchit Bajaj (2015B1A10540P)  (BITS Pilani 2019-20, Sem-I) Thesis Title: “Applications of Machine Learning in Chemical and Biosystems Engineering” (Currently: Civil Services Aspirant)
  • Mr. Ashwin S. Sudarshan (2016A1TS0383P) (BITS Pilani off-campus) (Supervisor: Dr. Sanjay Swarup, NUS Singapore) (2019-20, Sem-I) Thesis Title: "Data Mining and Data Analytics for Microbiomes" (Currently: Research Assistant at NUS, Singapore)

Undergraduate Projects

  • Several ug projects both at IIT (BHU) Varanasi and BITS Pilani


  • Several training/internship students from various institutes in India