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Prof. Pradeep Kumar Mishra
Department of Chemical Engineering IIT BHU.
Area of Interest: 
Bio-energy, Bio-compatible polymers and nano-fibers, Bio-remediation/degradation, Photo-degradation and Membrane Separation

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, 1995

M. Tech. in Chemical Engineering, with specialization in Petroleum and Coal, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, 1988

B.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), 1986

1988                      DST Research Fellow, IIT Bombay
1988-1990             Consultant, Sigma Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai
1990-1995             SRF, IT(BHU), Varanasi
1995-1996             Research Scientist, Sangeeta Biotech, Kolkata
1997-2004             Lecturer, IT (BHU), Varanasi
2004-2007             Reader, IT (BHU), Varanasi
2007-2010             Associate Professor, IT (BHU), Varanasi
2010-2016            Professor, IIT (BHU), Varanasi
2016-till date        Professor HAG, IIT (BHU) Varanasi

  1. Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, Bansi D. Malhotra, Vijai K. Gupta d, P.W. Ramteke, Roberto N. Silva, Pratyoosh Shukla, Kashyap Kumar Dubey, P.K. Mishra. Nanoengineered cellulosic biohydrogen production via dark fermentation: A novel approach. Biotechnology Advances. [In press, 2019 ] [IF: 11.36]
  2. Mohit Kumar, S.N. Upadhyay, P.K. Mishra, A comparative study of thermochemical characteristics of lignocellulosic biomasses. Bioresource Technology Reports. [Accepted in March 2019] [IF: Pending]
  3. Zeenat Arif, Naresh K.Sethy, Lata Kumari, P.K. Mishra, B.Verma, Development of antimicrobial and anti-fouling nanocomposite membranes by a phase inversion technique, Journal of Polymer Engineering [Accepted in March 2019] [IF: 0.79].
  4. Kumar Rohit Srivastava, Manoj Kumar Singh, Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Pradeep Srivastava, Pretreatment of banana pseudo stem fiber for green composite packaging film preparation with polyvinyl alcohol, Journal of polymer research, 26:95 [Accepted in March 2019] [IF: 1.4]
  5. Zeenat Arif, Naresh K. Sethy, Lata Kumari, P. K. Mishra, B. Verma, Antifouling Behaviour of PVDF/TiOComposite Membrane: A Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment. Iranian Polymer Journal [Accepted in March 2019] [IF: 1.3]
  6. Renato Graciano de Paula, Amanda Cristina Campos Antoniêto, Liliane Fraga Costa Ribeiro, Neha Srivastava, Anthonia O’Donovan, P.K. Mishra, Vijai K. Gupta. Engineered microbial host selection for value-added bioproducts from Lignocellulose, Biotechnology Advances, Elsevier, [Accepted February 2019] [Impact factor: 11.36]
  7. Mohit Kumar, Shivesh Sabbarwal, P. K. Mishra, and S. N. Upadhyay. "Thermal Degradation Kinetics of Sugarcane Leaves (Saccharum officinarum L) using Thermo-gravimetric and Differential Scanning Calorimetric Studies. “Bioresource technology” 279 (2019) 262-270. [Impact factor: 5.807]
  8. D.B.Pal,R.Chand,S.N.Upadhyaya,P.K.Mishra,Performanceofwatergasshiftreactioncatalysts:Areview, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, 2018[In press](ImpactFactor:8.05)
  9. Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Ambepu Manikanta, Kajal Mishra, Shipra Singh, Sangram Singh, P.W. Ramteke, P.K.Mishra, Recent development on sustainable biodiesel production using sewage sludge, 3Biotech, 8 (2018) 245. (Impact Factor:1.361)
  10. Deepika Kushwaha, S.N. Upadhyay, Neha Srivastava and P.K. Mishra, Recent Trends in Biobutanol Production: AReview. Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 2018 DOI: Factor: 3.173)
  11. N. Srivastava, M. Srivastava, D. Kushwaha, V.K. Gupta, A. Manikanta, P.W. Ramteke, P.K. Mishra (2017). Efficient dark fermentative hydrogen production from enzyme hydrolyzed rice straw by Clostridium pasteurianum (MTCC116). Bioresource Technology, 238: 552-558. (IF: 5.651)
  12. N. Srivastava, M. Srivastava, A. Manikanta, P. Singh, P.W. Ramteke, P.K. Mishra, B.D. Malhotra (2017). Production and optimization of physicochemical parameters of cellulse using untreated orange waste by newly isolated Emericella variecolor NS3. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 183(2): 601-612 (IF: 1.751)
  13. N. Srivastava, M. Srivastava, A. Manikanta, P. Singh, P.W. Ramteke, P.K. Mishra (2017). Nanomaterials for biofuel production using lignocellulosic waste. Environmental Chemistry Letters, 15(2): 179-184. (IF: 3.594)
  14. D.B. Pal, Pardeep Singh, P.K. Mishra, Composite ceria nanofiber with different copper loading using electrospinning method, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 694 (2017) 10-16.
  15. Pardeep Singh, Anwesha Borthakur, Rishikesh Singh, Shraddha Awasthi, D.B. Pal, PratapSrivastava, DhaneshTiwary, P. K. Mishra. Utilization of Temple Floral Waste for Extraction of Valuable Products: A Close Loop Approach towards Environmental Sustainability and Waste Management. Pollution, 3(1): 39-45, Winter 2017 DOI: 10.7508/pj.2017.01.005
  16. Pratap Srivastava, Rishikesh Singh, SacchidaNand Tripathi, Hema Singh, Akhilesh Singh Raghubanshi, Pradeep Kumar Mishra: A new insight into the warming potential of organically amended agroecosystems. Organic agriculture, 2017 (Accepted).
  17. Sughosh Madhav P. Singh, P. K. Mishra “A review of Textile Industry: Wet processing, environmental impact, and effluent treatment,” for publication inEnvironmental Quality Management 2017 (Accepted).
  18. Pratap Srivastava, Rishikesh Singh, Sachchidanand Tripathi, Hema Singh, Akhilesh Singh Raghubanshi, Pradeep Kumar Mishra. Soil carbon dynamics under changing climate: a research transition from absolute to relative role of inorganic-N pools and associated microbial processes. Pedosphere, 27: 792-806, 2017, IF: 1.74
  19. D.B. Pal, Pratap Srivastava, A. Mishra, D.D. Giri, K.R. Srivastava, P. Singh, S. Awashthi, L. Kumari, P.K. Mishra: Synthesis and characterization of bio-composite nanofiber for controlled drug release. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2017, 5: 5843-5849.
  20. Zeenat Arif, Naresh K. Sethy, P.K. Mishra, S.N. Upadhaya, B. Verma "Investigating the influence of sol-gel derived PVA/SiO2 nanocomposite membrane on pervaporation separation of azeotropic mixture I. Effect of operating condition", Journal of Porous Materials, (Accepted)
  21. Shraddha Awasthi, Pratap Srivastava, Pardeep Singh, D Tiwary, Pradeep Kumar Mishra: Biodegradation of Thermally treated High Density Polythene (HDPE) by Klebsiellapneumonae CH001. 3 Biotech, 2017, 7: 332; (IF: 1.72)
  22. Deepika Kushwaha, I. Mishra, N. Srivastava, P.K. Mishra (2017). Optimization of Pretreatment Conditions for Enhanced Sugar Release. International Journal of Green Energy, 14(13): 1110-1118. (IF: 1.454)
  23. Deepika Kushwaha, S.N. Upadhyay, P.K. Mishra. Growth of Cyanobacteria: Optimization for Increased Carbohydrate Content. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, doi: 10.1007/s12010-017-2620-3.
  24. H. Kumar, P. N. Tengli, V. K. Mishra, P. Tripathi, D. B. Pal, P. K. Mishra. Synthesis and Catalytic Activity of Cu-Cr-O-TiO2 Composites on Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium Per-chlorate: Enhanced Decomposition Rate of Fuel for Solid Rocket Motors" RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 12486.
  25. D. B. Pal, D. D. Giri, P. Singh, S. Pal, P. K. Mishra. Arsenic removal from synthetic waste water by CuOnano-flakes synthesized by aqueous precipitation method. Desalination & wastewater treatment 62 (2017) 355–359
  26. Pardeep Singh, Ankita Ojha, Anwesha Borthakur, Rishikesh Singh, D. Lahiry, Dhanesh Tiwary, P.K. Mishra, Emerging trends in photo-degradation of petrochemical wastes: A review, Environ SciPollut Res, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7373-y.
  27. Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, P. K. Mishra and Pramod W. Ramteke, Application of ZnO Nanoparticles for Improving the Thermal and pH Stability of Crude Cellulase Obtained from Aspergillus fumigatus AA001, Frontiers in Microbiology, 2016 | Volume 7 | Article 514.
  28. Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, P.K. Mishra, Pardeep Singh and P.W. Ramteke, Application of Cellulases in Biofuels Industries: An Overview,Journal of Biofuels and Bioenergy, 2015, 1:55-63.
  29. Pardeep Singh, Rishikesh Singh, Anwesha Borthakur, Pratap Srivastava, Neha Srivastava, Dhanesh Tiwary, Pradeep Kumar Mishra: Effect of nanoscale TiO2-activated carbon composite on Solanumlycopersicum (L.) and Vignaradiata (L.) seeds germination.  Energy Ecology and Environment 1: 110 (2016).
  30. Pardeep singh, Vishnu M.C, Karan Kumar Sharma, Anwesha Borthakur, Pratap Srivastava, D.B. Pal, Dhanesh Tiwary, Pradeep Kumar Mishra: Photocatalytic degradation of acid red dye in the presence of activated carbon-TiO2 composite and its kinetic enumeration. Journal of Water Process Engineering 12: 20-31 (2016).
  31. Pardeep Singh, Anwesha Borthakur, Rishikesh Singh, Dhanesh Tiwary, P.K Mishra: Photocatalytic   Degradation of Benzene and Toluene in Aqueous Medium. pollution 2016 (DOI: 10.7508/pj.2016.02.008)
  32. S. K. Srikar, D. D. Giri, D. B. Pal, P. K. Mishra, S. N. Upadhyay, Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles: A Review. Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 2016, 6, 34-56.
  33. S. K. Srikar, D. D. Giri, D. B. Pal, P. K. Mishra, S. N. Upadhyay, Light Induced Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Aqueous Extract of Prunusamygdalus, Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 2016, 6:26-33.
  34. Pardeep Singh, M.C. Vishnu, Karan Kumar Sharma, Rishikesh Singh, Sughosh Madhav, Dhanesh Tiwary, Pradeep Kumar Mishra, Comparative study of dye degradation using TiO2-activated carbon nanocomposites as catalysts in photocatalytic, sonocatalytic, and photosonocatalytic reactor, Desalination and Water Treatment, doi: 10.1080/19443994.2015.1108871.(IF: 1.173)
  35. S B Mishra, Sadhna Sachan, S N Upadhyay and P K Mishra. Synthesis, Characterization and Performance Evaluation PVDF-SPES-ZrO2 Membrane, Desalination and Water Treatment, 10.1080/19443994.2015.1085442 (2015)
  36. Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, P.K. Mishra, Pardeep Singh, P.W. Ramteke, Application of cellulase in biofuels industries: an overview, Journal of Biofuels & Bioenergy, vol 1 (2015) 55-63.
  37. S.K. Srikar, D.D. Giri, C. Upadhyay, P. K. Mishra, S.N. Upadhyay, Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using Prunus Amygdalus Extract and Their Anti-microbial Activity, Advanced Materials Research, Vol 1119 (2015) pp 165-169
  38. S M Geelani et al., Utilization of Quercus Roburl L, (Fruit Cups) and Salixalba L. (Wood Extract) as Dyeing Agent for Silk and Cotton Fabrics, Jr of Industrial Pollution Control 31(2) (2015) pp 227-234
  39. S.M. Geelani et al., Eco-friendly dyeing of wool and pashmina fabric using Quercusrobur L. (fruit cups) dye and Salix alba L. (wood extract) mordant, Journal of Applied and Natural Science 7(1) 138-143 (2015)
  40. Neha Srivastava, Jay Singh, Pramod W. Ramteke, P.K. Mishra, Manish Srivastava, Improved production of reducing sugars from rice straw using crude cellulase activated with Fe3O4/Alginate nanocomposite, Bioresource Technology, 183 (2015) 262-266.
  41. Abhilasha Dixit, P K Mishra and M S Alam, Kinetics, thermodynamics and mass transfer studies on application of Titania Nanofibers for heavy metal adsorption, IJRASET, vol 3, issue III, March, 2015
  42. Lata Kumari, Dhanesh Tiwary & P K Mishra, Biodegradation of CI Acid Red1 by indigenous bacteria Stenotrophomonas sp. BHUSSp X2 isolated from dye contaminated soil, Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR-D-14-04152R1)
  43. Lata Kumari et al., Biodegradation of Navy N5RL1 carpet dye by Staphylococcus saprophyticus strain BHUSS X3, 3Biotech
  44. Pardeep Singh, et al., “Assessment of ground and surface water quality along the river Varuna, Varanasi, India” Environ Monit Assess (2015) 187:170
  45. Dean Dayal Giri, et al., Temperature Dependent Decline in Soil Methane Oxidizing Bacterial Population in Tropical Dry Deciduous Forest Ecosystems, International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research, Volume 3, Issue 9, September (2014).
  46. D.B. Pal et al.,Synthesis and Characterization of Cu/CeO2 Composite Nanofibers by Electrospinning Method”. Adv. Sci. Lett. 20, 1582-1584 (2014)
  47. Pardeep Singh et al., An Assessment of Surface Water Quality of Varuna River in Varanasi: Using multivariate Statistical Technique; Envirogeochemica ACTA Vol.1 Issue 1 ISSN 2348-7259, (2014)
  48. S. B. Mishra, SadhnaSachan, P K Mishra, Ramesh M R, Preparation and characterization of PPEES-TiO2 composite micro porous UF membrane for oily water treatment; Procedia Materials Science 5 (2014) 123-129.
  49. Sushil Kumar Shukla, Ashutosh Tripathi & P K Mishra, Fungal Decolourization of Anaerobically digested Distillery Effluent (ABDE) following Coagulant Pretreatment, IJSER, 3(2), 2014, 723-734
  50. Ashish K Pandey, P. K. Mishra, K K Srivastava. Experimental investigation of pressure drop inside a vertical helically coiled tube of curvature ratio= 0.012, IJESR/ 2014/ Vol-4/Issue-7/398-401.
  51. Ashish K Pandey, P. K. Mishra, K K Srivastava, A critical review on fluid flow and heat transfer in circular helically coiled tube heat exchanger for laminar flow, IJESR, 2014/ Vol-4/Issue-7/436-445.
  52. K. K. Gupta et al., Effect of Anatase/Rutile TiO2 Phase Composition on Arsenic Adsorption , Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, vol. 34 , issue 8, 1043-1052 (2013) (Impact Factor: 00.61)
  53. NandLal Singh et al., Impact of River Water Quality on the Ground Water of Varanasi District, Indian Journal of Scientific Research, 4(1):179-182, 2013
  54. NandLal Singh, P. K. Mishra, Sughosh Madhav, Investigation of groundwater quality in vicinity of carpet cluster of Bhadohi, Uttar Pradesh, India, International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Biotechnolgy, ISSN: 0974-1712. (2013)
  55. NandLal Singh, Neha Singh, Sujeet Kumar and P.K. Mishra, Defluoridation of groundwater using natural adsorbent, Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Vol. 19 Issue 04, 2013.
  56. Kamal K. Gupta et al., Polycaprolactone composites with TiO2 for Potential Nanobiomaterials: Tunable properties using different phases, Physical Chemistry & Chemical Physics, 2012, 14, 12844–12853(Impact Factor: 3.659)
  57. Kamal K. Gupta et al., Hydrothermal In-situ preparation of TiO2 particles onto poly(lactic acid) electrospunnanofibres, Applied Surface Science, 2013, 264, 375-382(Impact Factor: 2.1)
  58. Somprakas Basu et al., Role of nicotine in gallbladder carcinoma: A preliminary report, Journal of Digestive Diseases, 2012; 13; 536-540 (Impact Factor: 1.589)
  59. P. Agarwal, P. K. Mishra, P. Srivastava, Statistical optimization of the electrospinning process for chitosan/polylactide nanofabrication using response surface methodology, Journal of Material Science, 2012,47, 4262-4269. (Impact Factor: 2.015)
  60. P K Mishra et al., Extraction of natural dye from Dhaliavariabilis using ultrasound, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, 2012, 37, 83-86
  61. Ruhi Dixit et al., Association of Mustard Oil as Cooking Media with Carcinoma of the Gallbladder, Journal of Gastrointest Cancer, 2012
  62. Sujeet Kumar et al.,  Water Quality of River Varuna in Varanasi City, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asian Journal of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2012, 2, 231-240
  63. Pooja Agarwal, Ankita Mondal, P. K. Mishra, Pradeep Srivastava, A predictive model for the synthesis of polylactide from lactic acid by response surface methodology, e-Polymers, 2011, 068, 1-11. (Impact Factor: 0.515)
  64. Sandeep Tiwari et al.,  Adsorption of emulsified oil from spent metalworking fluid using agro-waste of Cajanuscajan, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, ISSN (Online): 2011, 1741-511X
  65. N. L. Singh, Ram Prasad, P. K. Mishra, Kinetics studies of product inhibition in alcoholic fermentation, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research Kinetics studies of product inhibition in alcoholic fermentation, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research 70, 2011, 373-378
  66. SandeepTiwari, P.C. Pandey, H. Singh, P.K. Mishra, A comparative study of the performance behaviour of adsorbent materials used for the treatment of Spent Cutting Fluids, International Journal of  Environmental Technology and Management, 13( 2), 2010, 206-220.
  67. NandLal Singh, et al., Alcohlic Fermentation Techniques in Early Indian Tradition, Indian Journal of History of Science, 45(2), 2010, 163-173
  68. S K Shukla et al, Treatment of Anaerobically Digested Distillery Effluent by Aspergillusniger, The IUP Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2 (2), 2010, 7-18.Book Chapters-2018-2019
  69. Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, S. N. Upadhyay, P. K. Mishra and Pramod W. Ramteke, Biofuels from Protein-Rich Lignocellulosic Biomass: New Approach, Book: Sustainable Approaches for Biofuels Production Technologies, From Current Status to Practical Implementation, Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies 7, Publisher: Springer Nature [ISBN 978-3-319-94797-6 (eBook)] pp-83-92, chapter no.-7
  70. Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava,   P.W. Ramteke and P.K. Mishra, Synthetic biology strategy for microbial cellulases; an overview, Book name: New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Publisher: Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-444-63503-7, pp-229-236, chapter no.-14.
  71. Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava,   P.W. Ramteke and P.K. Mishra, Solid state fermentation strategy for microbial metabolites production; an overview, Book name: Microbial Genes, Publisher: Elsevier (Accepted).

Books Published [Edited- 2018-2019]

S. No. Name of Author/Co- Author/Editor/Co-editor Title Publisher
1 Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, P. K. Mishra Approaches to Enhance Industrial Production of Fungal Cellulases. ISBN 978-3-030-14725-9 Springer Nature
2 Neha Srivastava, P. K. Mishra From Cellulose to Cellulase: Strategies to Improve Industrial Production Elsevier
3. NehaSrivastava, ManishSrivastava, P.K.Mishra, Himanshu Pandey and P.W. Ramteke Green nanotechnology for biofuels production. ISBN978-3-319-75052-1 Springer
  4. Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, P.K.Mishra and P.W. Ramteke Sustainable Approaches for Biofuels Production Technologies: From Current Status to Practical Implementation, Biofuel and Biorefinery Technologies. ISBN978-3-319-94797-6 Springer
3-Dimentional Polymeric hybrid material for Bone and Cartilage Lesions, K. K.Gupta, P. K. Mishra, P. Srivastava (Application No.1124/DEL/2013)
A wound healing dermal membrane for human & animals and a method of prepration thereof, P. Srivastava, P. K. Mishra, M Sahu (Ref. No.: 2087/Del/2015)
A novel setup for reaction cum separation process during fermentative production of Alcohols,P. K. Mishra, D.Kushwaha (Ref. No.: 3078/DEL/2015)
A process for producing pH independent cellulaseand product thereof, P. K. Mishra, N. Srivastava, M. Srivastava, P.W. Ramteke (Ref. No.: P.1278.IN)
A fermenter for enhanced biohydrogen production through fermentative route, P. K. Mishra, N. Srivastava (Application No.: 201611011909)
A composition and method to prepare naturally Preserved and uniformly cooking health food, P. K. Mishra, N. Srivastava, C.S. Mishra (Application No.: 201711031556)
March, 2017 Onwards CPCB, GOI, New Delhi (124 lakhs/-) Estimation of pollution load on river Ganga and its tributaries through Grossly Polluting Industries
Feb, 2017 - onwards K E C International Limited”, works‐ Deori ,
Panagar,  Jabalpur (3 lakh/-
Reduction in Energy consumption and material losses in Galvanization Unit
Jan, 2017 - onwards HINDALCO Renusagar Reduction in Sox &NOx level in Hinalco Renusagar Unit.
July, 2017 Chandra Woolen Mills, Aurai, (1.60 lakh/-) ETP audit
September, 2017 Modinagar Paper Mills, Modinagar UP, (65,000/-) ETP performance evaluation
June, 2017 Lohia Corp limited, Kanpur (2.6 lakhs/-) ETP performance evaluation
June, 2016 Modinagar Paper Mills, Modinagar UP, (60,000/-) ETP Performance Evaluation
September, 2016 Green Brick Eco Solutions Performance Evaluation of Biogas Unit
October-Dec, 2015 Chandra Woolen Mills, Aurai, (1.16 lakh/-) Technical report on proposed Effluent Treatment Plant for Zero Discharge
KEC International Limited (KEC) works‐ Deori
Panagar,  Jabalpur (2.5 lakhs/-
 Technical report for performance of ETP& Its Viability in terms of increased production from 50 to 63 thousand MT per month.
11. 2018-2019 Inspection of GPI’s at Ganga Basin (125 Cr) -
12. 2018-2019 Strengthening and encouraging innovation and agri – entrepreneurship through skill
development (133 Cr)

Book Chapter

S.N. Authors Year Title Complete reference of book
1 A. Rakshit, S. Rai, P. K. Mishra, A. K. Rai 2016 Manual on Water Analysis ISBN: 978-93-83179-10-7
2 S. K. Shukla and P. K. Mishra, ,  2015 Bioremediation and Decolourisation of Biomethanated Distillery Spent Wash. Algae and Environmental Sustainability Developments in Applied Phycology 7, 107-117 (2015)
3 DD Giri, DB Pal, P. Singh, L. Kumari , A. Kumar, P K Mishra. 2013 Methylotrophs plant interaction In: Microbe and Sustainable agriculture Problems and Prospects. Lambert Academic Publisher, Germany
4 DD Giri, P K Mishra 2015 Methylotropic bacteria in relation to soil and plant health. In: Microbes in the soil and their agricultural prospects Nova science publishers USA, 2015  ISBN- 978-1-63482-824-6
5 T. Singh, N. Srivastava, P.K, Mishra, A.K. Bhatiyaand N. L. Singh 2016 Application of TiO2 nanoparticle in photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants Materials Science Forum, ISSN: 1662-9752, Vol. 855, pp 20-32
6 N. Srivastava, M. Srivastava, P.K. Mishra, P. Singh, H. Pandey, P.W. Ramteke 2017 Nanoparticles for biofuels production from lignocellulosic waste. Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture Sustainable Agriculture Reviews, vol 24, pp 263-278


S.N. Authors Year Title Complete reference of book
1 A. Rakshit, S. Rai, P. K. Mishra, A. K. Rai 2016 Manual on Water Analysis ISBN: 978-93-83179-10-7


  • Shirin Gadhia Memorial Sustainability Award 2017, Muni Sewa Ashram, Vadodara
  • DST-Lockheed Nomination of Indo-US Science Forum for Technology. Commercialization at IC2 Institute, University of Texas-Austin, 2010 & 2012.
  • IInd Prize for writing book in Hindi on, “Javiya Padarth: Ushma Rasayanik Gunadharma” by Ministry of Renewable Energy, 2004, Govt of India.


  • Member, Governing Council, NIESBUD, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India, 2015-2017
  • Secretary & Coordinator, Malviya Centre for Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, 2009 to till date
  • Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board, Textile Effluent, Government of India
  • Member Executive Board, Children Emancipation Society, U.K., 2008-till date.
  • Coordinator, Centre of Education Technology & Continuing Education Centre, IIT, BHU, 2006-13
  • Coordinator, Diploma in Entrepreneurship, South campus Barkachha, BHU, 2008-11
  • Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Development Cell, IIT, BHU, 2005-08
  • Coordinator, Technology Refinement & Commercialization Program of TIFAC, New Delhi, 2008-2012
  • Coordinator, PRISM, DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi, 2011 onwards
  • Coordinator, TePP Out Reach Centre, Varanasi(for UP, MP, Bihar & Jharkhand), DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, GOI at IIT (BHU), 2006-2011
  • Coordinator, 8th SME Cluster (Carpet Cluster at Bhadohi), Ministry of Science & Technology, GOI at IIT (BHU), 2008
  • Coordinator, Education via Satellite Program of ISRO at IT, BHU, 2006-10 


  • Fellow, Institute of Engineers
  • Life Member, Biotech Research Society of India
  • Life Member, Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member, Executive Committee, Central Pollution Control Board, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India
  • Member, Apex Committee - Disaster Management, Government of Uttar Pradesh
  • Member, Apex Committee, Central Pollution Control Board, Sugar, Distillery and Sewage, Government of India
  • Member Policy Planning Committee & Advisory Board, DDU Kaushal Kendra, BHU South Campus, Barkachha, Mirzapur, 2015 onwards
  • Member Board of Studies, Environmental Science, Central University Jharkhand, Ranchi, 2016 till date
  • Member, RDCU, Biotechnology, GLA University, Mathura, 2014 till date
  • Expert Member, Startup Recognition & Certification Committee, Govt of India, 2016 to till date
  • Member Selection Committees, BIT Mesra, Ranchi, Thapar Institute of Technology, Patiala
  • Member Board of Studies, Vigyan, SVDV, BHU, 2014 to till date
  • Member Board of Studies, Food Science & Tech. DDU Kaushal Kendra, Barkachha, BHU South Campus

Courses Offered
Industrial Pollution Control
Advance Separation Processes
Heat Transfer operations
Fluid and Particle Mechanics
Process Engg. & Plant Design
Equipment Design -I
Solar Energy Engineering
Petroleum Refining Engineering
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Equipment Design –II 
Water Pollution Control Technology
Transport Phenomena in Biological System
Air Pollution Control Technology
Membrane Separation
Fluidization Engineering
Water Resource Management

Post Doctorate Fellows

Dr. Virendra Kumar Mishra
Dr. D.D. Giri
Dr. Neha Srivastava
Dr. Prataap Srivastava


  1. Naresh Kumar Sethy, “Synthesis and characterization of polymeric membrane and their application” Chemical Engineering, IIT-BHU, Varanasi.
  2. Zeenat Arif, “Synthesis and characterization of nanocomposite materials”Chemical Engineering, IIT-BHU, Varanasi.
  3. Vivek Kumar Pandey, “Biopolymer for controlled drug delivery and biomedical application”Chemical Engineering, IIT-BHU, Varanasi.
  4. Deepika Kuswaha, “Production of Biobutanol from Cyanobacterial Biomass” Chemical Engineering, IIT-BHU, Varanasi.
  5. Shradha Awasthi, “Development of polyurethane foam from liquefaction of bamboo waste” Department of Chemistry, IIT (BHU) Varanasi.
  6. Kumar Rohit Srivastava, “Synthesis and characterization of Industrial Enzymes” Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT-BHU, Varanasi.
  7. Munish Bindal, “Deflouridation of ground water of Mathura region” Chemical Engineering, Uttranchal Technical University.
  8. Tripti Singh, “Comparative evaluation of biodegradation and photocatalytic degradation of phenolic contaminated waste water” Department of Microbiology G.L.A. University, Mathura


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  2. Shushil Kr. Shukla, “Treatment of Anaerobically Digested Distillery Effluent” Chemical Engineering, 2011
  3. Deepty Upadhyay, “Studies on the Abrasion-Erosion Corrosion Behaviour of Metallic and Non-metallic Dental Aids and Implants under Varying Environmental Conditions”    Department of Chemistry, U P Autonomous College, Varanasi (VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur), 2011
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  6. Kamal Kumar Gupta, “Development of PLA, PCL Composite/Hybrid Nanofibers and Foam for Biomedical Applications” Chemical Engineering, 2013
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  8. Lata Kumari, “Isolation of bacterial cultural from carpet effluent contaminated soil and its application for biodegradation of said effluent” Applied Chemistry, IIT-BHU, Varanasi
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