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Dr. VINOTH KUMAR RAJA

ABOUT
NAME: Dr. VINOTH KUMAR RAJA

M.TECH: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

E- MAIL: vinoth@nitandhra.ac.in

POSITION: Assistant Professor & HOD

PhD: Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati



AREAS OF INTEREST: Membrane Processes; Wastewater Treatment; Micropollutants Removal; Biofuels; Polymer Nanocomposites

PERSONAL WEB PAGE: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5998-9736, https://scholar.google.pt/citations?hl=en&user=SRdzrPgAAAAJ
PROFILE
Professional Experiences
  • Position                                        Duration                                                   Institution/Organization/University
  • Assistant Professor                    Since August 2018                                 National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher          April 2018 to July 2018                          French National Institute for Agricultural Research - INRA, Nantes, France.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher          October 2016 to November 2017        Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
Publications

Book Chapters:

  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan and G. Pugazhenthi, Petroleum versus biorefinery based platform chemicals, "Platform Chemical Biorefinery" - 1st Edition, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128029800 (2016).
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan and G. Pugazhenthi, Malic and succinic acid – potential C4 platform chemicals for polymer and biodegradable plastic production, "Platform Chemical Biorefinery" - 1st Edition, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128029800 (2016).
  • N. Arul Manikandan, R. Vinoth Kumar, G. Pugazhenthiand Kannan Pakshirajan, Biorefinery and possible deforestation, "Platform Chemical Biorefinery" - 1st Edition, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128029800 (2016).
  • R. Selvaraj, I. Ganesh Moorthy, V. Sivasubramanian, R. Vinoth Kumar, and R. Shyam Kumar, Potential of oleaginous microorganisms in green diesel, “Bioprocess Engineering for a Green Environment” CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN: 9781138035973, (2018).

Journals Articles:

  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal and G. Pugazhenthi, Elaboration of novel tubular ceramic membrane from inexpensive raw materials by extrusion method and its performance in microfiltration of synthetic oily wastewater treatment, Journal of Membrane Science, 490 (2015) 92-102. [Impact Factor: 6.035]
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal and G. Pugazhenthi, Fabrication of zirconia composite membrane by in-situ hydrothermal technique and its application in separation of methyl orange, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 121 (2015) 73-79. [Impact Factor: 3.743]
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, I. Ganesh Moorthy and G. Pugazhenthi, Modelling and optimization of critical parameters by hybrid RSM-GA for the separation of BSA using tubular configured MFI-type zeolite microfiltration membrane, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 87645-87659. [Impact Factor: 3.108]
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Ashim Kumar Basumatary, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal and G. Pugazhenthi,  Performance assessment of analcime-c zeolite-ceramic composite membrane by separation of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution, RSC Advances, 5 (2015) 6246-6254. [Impact Factor: 3.108]
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, P. Monash and G. Pugazhenthi, Treatment of oil-in-water emulsion using tubular ceramic membrane acquired from locally available low cost inorganic precursors, Desalination and Water Treatment, 57 (2016) 28056-28070. [Impact Factor: 1.631]
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, I. Ganesh Moorthy and G. Pugazhenthi, Separation of BSA through FAU-type zeolite membrane formed on tubular ceramic support: Optimization of process parameters by hybrid Response Surface Methodology and bi-objective Genetic Algorithm, Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 47(7), (2017) 687–698. [Impact Factor: 1.361]
  • R. Vinoth Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, Removal of chromium from synthetic wastewater using MFI zeolite membrane supported on inexpensive tubular ceramic substrate, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 7(3) (2017)  365-377. [Impact Factor: 0.686]
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Lalit Goswami, Kannan Pakshirajan and G. Pugazhenthi, Dairy wastewater treatment using a novel low cost tubular ceramic membrane and membrane fouling mechanism using pore blocking models, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 13 (2016) 168–175.
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan and G. Pugazhenthi, Removal of Methyl Orange from Synthetic Wastewater Using Analcime-C, MCM-41 and α-Al2O3 Composite Membranes, International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, In Press, (2018)
  • Lalit Goswami, M. Tejas Namboodiri, R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan and G. Pugazhenthi, Biodiesel production potential of oleaginous Rhodococcus opacus grown on biomass gasification wastewater, Renewable Energy, 105 (2017) 400–406. [Impact Factor: 4.357]
  • Kelothu Suresh, R. Vinoth Kumar, Manish Kumar, M. Jeyapriya, R. Anbarasan and G. Pugazhenthi, Sonication-assisted synthesis of polystyrene (PS)/organoclay nanocomposites: influence of clay content, Applied Nanoscience, 7 (2017) 215–223. [Impact Factor: 3.325]
  • Ashim Kumar Basumatary, R. Vinoth Kumar, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal and G. Pugazhenthi, Cross Flow Ultrafiltration of Cr(VI) using MCM-41, MCM-48 and Faujasite(FAU) zeolite-ceramic Composite Membranes, Chemosphere, 153 (2016) 436-446. [Impact Factor: 4.208]
  • Ashim Kumar Basumatary, R. Vinoth Kumar, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal and G. Pugazhenthi, Synthesis and characterization of MCM-41-ceramic composite membrane for the separation of chromic acid from aqueous solution, Journal of Membrane Science, 475 (2015) 521-532. [Impact Factor: 6.035]
  • Vibhu Sharma, R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan, and G. Pugazhenthi, An integrated adsorption-membrane filtration process for antibiotic removal from aqueous solution, Powder Technology, 321 (2017) 259–269. [Impact Factor: 2.947]
  • Lalit Goswami, R. Vinoth Kumar, N. Arul Manikandan,Kannan Pakshirajan and G. Pugazhenthi, Anthracene Biodegradation by Oleaginous Rhodococcus opacus for Biodiesel Production and Its Characterization, Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 2017, DOI: 10.1080/10406638.2017.1302971. [Impact Factor: 1.569]
  • Ashim Kumar Basumatary, R. Vinoth Kumar, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal, G. Pugazhenthi, Removal of FeCl3 from aqueous solution by ultrafiltration using ordered mesoporous MCM-48 ceramic composite membrane, Separation Science and Technology, 51(12) (2016) 2038-2046. [Impact Factor: 1.106]
  • Ashim Kumar Basumatary, P. Vikram Singh, R. Vinoth Kumar, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal and G. Pugazhenthi, Development and characterization of MCM-48 ceramic composite membrane for the removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 142(9) C4015013 (2016) 1-11. [Impact Factor: 1.125]
  • Ashim Kumar Basumatary, R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan and G. Pugazhenthi, Iron(III) removal from aqueous solution using MCM-41 ceramic composite membrane, Membrane Water Treatment, An International Journal, 7(6) (2016) 495-505. [Impact Factor: 0.625]
  • Ashim Kumar Basumatary, R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan and G. Pugazhenthi, Removal of trivalent metal ions from aqueous solution via crossflow ultrafiltration system using MCM-41, MCM-48 and FAU zeolite membranes, Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 7(1) (2017)  66-76. [Impact Factor: 0.686]
  • Kelothu Suresh, Rijumoni Boro, R. Vinoth Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, Effect of Temperature on Rheological Behaviour of Polystyrene Solution, Macromolecular Symposia, 362, (2016) 87–100.
  • Lalit Goswami, R. Vinoth Kumar, N. Arul Manikandan, Kannan Pakshirajan, N. Arul Manikandan and G. Pugazhenthi, Simultaneous polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon degradation and lipid accumulation by Rhodococcus opacus for potential biodiesel production, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 17 (2017) 1-10.
  • Payel Sen, Kelothu Suresh, R. Vinoth Kumar, Manish Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, A simple solvent blending coupled sonication technique for synthesis of polystyrene (PS)/multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) nanocomposites: Effect of modified MWCNT content, Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, 1 (2016) 311-323.
  • Kelothu Suresh, R. Vinoth Kumar, G. Pugazhenthi, Processing and characterization of polystyrene nanocomposites based on Co-Al layered double hydroxide, Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, 1 (2016) 351-361.
  • Kelothu Suresh, R. Vinoth Kumar, Rijumoni Boro, Manish Kumar, and G. Pugazhenthi, Rheological Behavior of Polystyrene (PS)/Co-Al Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) Blend Solution obtained Through Solvent Blending Route: Influence of LDH Loading and Temperature, Materials Today: Proceedings 5(1):1359-1371, (2018).
  • G. Pugazhenthi, Kelothu Suresh, R. Vinoth Kumar, Manish Kumar and Ritu Rajkumar Surin, A Simple Sonication Assisted Solvent Blending Route for Fabrication of Exfoliated Polystyrene (PS)/Clay Nanocomposites: Role of Various Clay Modifiers, Materials Today: Proceedings 5 (2018) 13191–13210.

Presentation/Publications in International and National Conferences:

  • R. Vinoth Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, Optimization of BSA separation using tubular configured FAU-type zeolite membrane through hybrid Response Surface and bi-objective Genetic Algorithm approach, 14th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes (2016), 2C.5-41, 10-13 July, 2016, Georgia Tech Global Learning Center, Atlanta, GA, United States of America.
  • R. Vinoth Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, Novel low cost ceramic and zeolite-ceramic composite membranes for liquid phase separation applications, 2nd Doctoral Congress of Engineering – DCE 2017, 8-9, June 2017, Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
  • R. Vinoth Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, Hydrothermal synthesis of MFI type zeolite membrane on low cost tubular ceramic substrate for removal of hexavalent chromium, International Conference on Environment 2015 (ICENV-2015), 697-706 (4), 18-19 August 2015, Eastin Hotel, Penang, Malaysia.
  • R. Vinoth Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, Oily wastewater treatment using tubular configured ceramic membrane elaborated from inexpensive raw materials, 3rd Indo-German work shop on Advances in Materials, Reaction and Separation Processes, 23-26 February 2016, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Ashim Kumar Basumatary and G. Pugazhenthi, Preparation of Faujasite (FAU) Zeolite Membrane on Low Cost Porous Tubular Ceramic Substrate for Removal of Chromium from Wastewater, International Conference on Waste Management - RECYCLE - 2016, ICWM-WWWT-24 118, 1-2 April 2016, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, P. Monash and G. Pugazhenthi, Treatment of oil-in-water emulsion using tubular ceramic membrane acquired from locally available low cost inorganic precursors, International Conference on Renewable Energy and Sustainable Environment (RESE-2015), 314-322 (54), 10-13 August 2015, Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology (MCET), Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal and G. Pugazhenthi, Fabrication of Zirconia Composite Membrane by in-situ Hydrothermal Technique and Its Application in Methyl Orange Separation. International Conference on Green Technologies for Environmental Pollution Prevention and Pollution Control (ICGTEPC-2014), 118 (L118), 27 - 29 September 2014, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Lalit Goswami, Kannan Pakshirajan, G. Pugazhenthi, Treatment of local dairy industry wastewater using novel low cost tubular ceramic membrane, The annual Chemical Engineering symposium - Reflux 2016, 27, 25-27 March 2016, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India (First Prize in Paper Presentation Competition).
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Srijon Guha, M. Mohankumar, G. Pugazhenthi, Adsorption kinetics & equilibrium studies on removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solutions using analcim-c zeolite, 68th Annual Session of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers CHEMCON - 2015, WW-075, 27-30 December 2015, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, G. Pugazhenthi, Manufacturing of Analcime-C, MCM-41 and γ-Al2O3 composite membranes on low cost porous ceramic support and their performance in removal of anionic dye, 6th Annual Research Symposium in Chemical Engineering ChEmference-2015, 5 - 6 December 2015, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India.
  • R. Vinoth Kumar, Vibhu Sharma, G. Pugazhenthi, Norfloxacin removal from aqueous solution by sorption with organically modified Ni-Al layered double hydroxide (LDH): Mechanisms, isotherms and kinetics, 7th DAE-BRNS Biennial Symposium on Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology – SESTEC 2016, 17-20 May 2016, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Kelothu Suresh, R. Vinoth Kumar, G. Pugazhenthi, Properties of polystyrene (PS)/Co-Al LDH nanocomposites prepared by melt intercalation, 1st International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNAN ’16), AB444, 19-21 October 2016, VIT University,Vellore, India.
  • Kelothu Suresh, Ritu Rajkumar Surin, Manish Kumar, R. Vinoth Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, A simple sonication assisted solvent blending route for fabrication of exfoliated polystyrene (PS)/clay nanocomposites: Role of various clay modifiers, International Conference on Materials, Manufacturing and Modelling (ICMMM-2017), March 9-11, VIT-University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Lalit Goswami, R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan, G. Pugazhenthi, An approach for treatment of wastewaters using integrated batch biodegradation and membrane filtration system for biodiesel production by oleaginous Rhodococcus opacus, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advancements in Chemical, Environmental & Energy Engineering (RACEEE-2017), February 23-24, 2017, SSN Engineering College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Lalit Goswami, R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan, G. Pugazhenthi, Industrial wastewater treatment using an indigenously built lost-cost ceramic membrane: Performance evaluation and mechanism, International Conference on Membrane Technology and its Applications (MemSep2017), February 21-23, 2017,National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Ashim Kumar Basumatary, Kunal Pant, R. Vinoth Kumar, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal, G. Pugazhenthi, Ceramic supported faujasite (FAU) zeolite composite membrane for the removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution, International Conference on Membrane Technology and its Applications (MemSep2017), February 21-23, 2017, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India (Best Paper Presentation Award).
  • Kelothu Suresh, R. Vinoth Kumar, G. Pugazhenthi, Effect of organically modified Co-Al and Ni-Al layered double hydroxides on the melt rheological properties of polystyrene nanocomposites, International Conference on Hybrid and Composite Materials, Chemical Processing: HCMCP-2016, MC-036,25 -27 October 2016,St. Peter's Engineering College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
  • Kelothu Suresh, R. Vinoth Kumar, Rijumoni Boro, Manish Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, Rheological behavior of polystyrene (PS)/Co-Al layered double hydroxide (LDH) blend solution obtained through solvent blending route: influence of LDH loading and temperature, International Conference on Processing of Materials, Minerals and Energy (PMME) - 2016, EMT-288, 29-30 July 2016, PACE Institute of Technology and Sciences, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Lalit Goswami, R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan, G. Pugazhenthi, Batch evaluation of cumulative effect on PHAs in mixed pollutant system using oleaginous Rhodococcus opacus, International Conference on Waste Management - RECYCLE - 2016, ICWM-PP-25 147, 1-2 April 2016, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Kelothu Suresh, Manish Kumar, R. Vinoth Kumar, M. Jeyapriya, R. Anbarasan, G. Pugazhenthi, Sonication assisted synthesis of polystyrene/organoclay nanocomposites: influence of clay content, International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (NANO-2015), 58 (833) 5 - 6 December 2015, K. S. Rangasamy College of Technology, Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Lalit Goswami,R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan, G. Pugazhenthi,Anthracene biodegradation by oleaginous Rhodococcus opacus for potential biodiesel production, New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBI - 2015), EB3 208-209, 22 - 25 November 2015, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology -CSIR, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.
  • Ashim Kumar Basumatary, R. Vinoth Kumar, Partha Pratim Adhikari, Aloke Kumar Ghoshal and G. Pugazhenthi, Ultrafiltration of FeCl3 from aqueous solution using MCM-41 ceramic composite membrane, International Conference on Environment 2015 (ICENV-2015), 903-912 (4), 18-19 August 2015,  Eastin Hotel, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Kelothu Suresh, Rijumoni Boro, R. Vinoth Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, Effect of temperature on rheological behaviour of polystyrene solution, Third International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization (ICPPC- 2014), 117 (SIL58), 11 - 13 October 2014, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.
  • Parambrata Chakraborty, M. Mohan Kumar, Aruneet Dutta, R. Vinoth Kumar, G Pugazhenthi, Fabrication and characterization of faujasite seeded ceramic composite membrane, 69th Annual Session of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers CHEMCON - 2016, 27-30 December 2016, Anna University, IIT Madras and CLRI, Chennai, India.
  • Ankit Mathanker, M.Mohan Kumar, R. Vinoth Kumar, Pugazhenthi, Effect of sintering temperature on characteristics of low cost tubular ceramic support manufactured from indian raw materials for membrane applications, 69th Annual Session of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers CHEMCON - 2016, 27-30 December 2016, Anna University, IIT Madras and CLRI, Chennai, India.
  • Lalit Goswami, R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan, G. Pugazhenthi, Batch biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in mixture using Rhodococcus opacus, National Conference on Recent Advancements in Environmental Research, RAER - 2016, 4-6 June, 2016, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Lalit Goswami, R. Vinoth Kumar, Arul Manikandan,Kannan Pakshirajan and G. Pugazhenthi, Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by oleaginous Rhodococcus opacus for potential biodiesel application, An amalgamation academia, industry & start-up - Research Conclave - 2016, 17 - 20 March 2016, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India (Best Poster Presentation Winner).
  • Lalit Goswami,R. Vinoth Kumar, Kannan Pakshirajan, G. Pugazhenthi, Simultaneous lipid production and biomass gasification effluent treatment using oleaginous Rhodococcus Opacus, 68th Annual Session of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers CHEMCON - 2015, WW-138, 27-30 December 2015, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Kelothu Suresh, R. Vinoth Kumar, Manish Kumar and G. Pugazhenthi, A study on thermal degradation kinetics of prepared PS/CoAl LDH nanocomposites by solvent blending technique, The annual Chemical Engineering symposium - Reflux 2015, 27-29 March 2015, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam.
  • Kelothu Suresh, R. Vinoth Kumar, M. Jeyapriya, R. Anbarasan and G. Pugazhenthi, Study on the effect of organically modified montmorillonite (OMMT) content on rheological properties of polystyrene nanocomposites, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Fundamental and Applied Chemical Sciences (RTFACS-2014), 68 (PP37), 19 - 21 November 2014, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, India.
  • Ashim Kumar Basumatary, Partha Pratim Adhikari, R. Vinoth Kumar, A. K. Ghoshal and G. Pugazhenthi, Synthesis of FAU-type Inorganic Ultrafiltration Membrane, National Seminar on Recent Trends in Fundamental and Applied Chemical Sciences (RTFACS-2014), 40 (PP9), 19 - 21 November 2014, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, India.

Workshop/Symposium/Seminars/Short Term Courses/in plant Training Attended

  • Attended Euromembrane - 2018 conference held at Valencia Conference Centre (Valencia) organized by Technical University of Valencia (Spain) during 09 – 13 July 2018.
  • Participated in III Analytical Chemistry Symposium on Alternative Technologies for Pharmaceuticals Removal from Water organized by University of Aveiro (Portugal) on 24 May 2017.
  • Attended course English for Career Development on Coursera conducted by University of Pennsylvania (United States) during 01 – 30 April 2017.
  • Disseminated Science Activities in 15th Science Fair of the University of Porto in Porto (Portugal)  during 20 – 23  April 2017.
  • Attended Symposium on Emerging Trends in Separation Science and Technology(SESTEC 2016) organised by Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (India) during 17 - 20 May 2016.
  • Participated in 3rd Indo-German workshop on Advances in Materials, Reaction & Separation Processes organised by Max Planck Institute for Dynamic of Complex Technical Systems (Germany) and Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (India) during 23 - 26 February 2016.
  • Attended a Short term course on Surfactant mediated pollutant removal techniques held at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (India) during 19 – 23 January 2016.
  • Participated in Green Revaluation Global Programme organized by the International Centre for Cultural and Education in 2016.
  • Attended Technical Writing Course in REFLUX - Annual Chemical Engineering Symposium held at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (India) on 9 March 2014.
  • Attended National School on Sustainable Polymers & First Symposium on Advances in Sustainable Polymers (ASP-14) organised by Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (India) during 6 – 11 January 2014.
  • Carried out a project work on crude oil recovery from tank bottom sludge at Oil and Natural Corporation Limited, Karaikkal (India) during 2 February 2010 - 5 March 2010.
  • Undergone In plant Training at Oil and Natural Corporation Limited, Karaikkal (India) during 30 June - 9 July 2009.
  • Undergone In plant Training at Nadippisai Pulavar K.R. Ramasamy Co-operative Sugar Mills Limited, Mayiladuthurai (India) during 27 June - 2 July 2008.
  • Participated in National Symposium on Frontiers in Chemical Technology conducted by Bharathidasan University (India) on 2 February 2007.

Awards and Honours

  • Postdoctoral Attractiveness Campaign Fellowship (2018) funded by University of Nantes and INRA - French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France. 
  • Erasmus Mundus Fellowship (2016) awarded to carry out Postdoctoral Research at University of Porto, Portugal funded by European Union Commission.
  • Best Innovative Project Award (2017) for Doctoral research work under National Level category in Chemical Engineering by International Society for Scientific Research and Development.
  • Young Scientist International Travel Grant Award (2016): for attending an international conference in the United States of America by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
  • Travel Support Award (2016) Honorarium received for attending ICIM International Conference in Atlanta by US National Science Foundation.
  • Best Paper Presentation Award (2017) for the research paper entitled ``Ceramic supported faujasite (FAU) zeolite composite membrane for the removal of Cr(VI) from aqueous solution´´ presented at MemSep - 2017 held at National Institute of Technology Trichy, India.
  • REFLUX Award (2016): Best Paper for the research paper entitled, Treatment of local dairy industry wastewater using novel low cost tubular ceramic membrane, presented at the annual Chemical Engineering symposium - Reflux 2016, IIT Guwahati, India.
  • Best Poster Award (2016): for the research paper entitled, Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by oleaginous Rhodococcus opacus for potential biodiesel application, presented at An amalgamation academia, industry & start-up - Research Conclave - 2016, IIT Guwahati, India.
  • Travel Fellowship (2015): Honorarium received for attending an international conference in Malaysia from Centre for International Co-operation in Science (CICS), Government of India.
  • MHRD Scholarship (2013): Awarded scholarship by Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India for doctoral studies at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.
  • Qualified GATE - 2011 (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) in Chemical Engineering.
Professional Activities

Editorial Board Member

  • Progress in Energy & Fuels

Reviewer in the Journals (Invited)

  • Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy
  • Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology
  • RSC Advances
  • Journal of Sustainability Science and Management

Invited Talks

  • Delivered a talk on ``Study, Research and Scholarship opportunities in Portugal´´ at Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, India on 28 July, 2017.   

Professional Membership

  • Member [4642021], Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Member [75816], Society of Chemical Industry
  • Life Associate Member [LAM 56569], Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member [IITG16043], PETROTECH Students Chapter IIT Guwahati
Extra-Curricular Activities
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC - Indian) – Passed Certificate C Examination.
  • National Service Scheme (NSS - India) – Completed satisfactorily two years of service during 2006 - 2008.
  • Performed a road show on Anti-corruption during Vigilance Awareness Week - 2008 organized by Airport authority of India.
  • Trained in Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC) Sports School during the year of 2002-2004 and participated in various district level Cricket tournaments.
  • Actively participated in NCC camp conducted at Jamal Mohamed College Tiruchirappalli during 23rd July 2007 to 3rd August 2007. 
  • Actively participated in the ten days special NSS camping programme on the theme “Healthy Youth for Healthy India” organized at Mandaiyur village during 31st March 2008 to 9th April 2008. 
  • Champions in Inter Departmental Volley Tournament held at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati during March 2012.
  • Winners in Cricket - Inter School Games, Athletics & Swimming conducted by Sports Control Board, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd during 2010.
  • Secured Third Place in Basket Ball Tournament held at Anna University Tiruchirappalli during the year of 2009 - 2010.
  • Champions in Hockey - SPORTSMANIA events conducted by Anna University Tiruchirappalli during the year of 2009 - 2010.
  • Secured First Place in Foot Ball - SPORTSMANIA events conducted by Anna University Tiruchirappalli during the year of 2009 - 2010.
  • Secured First Place in Street Play Competition - BRACIA-2010 conducted by Anna University Tiruchirappalli during the year of 2009 - 2010.
  • Secured First Place in Variety Gymnastics Competition - BRACIA-2010 conducted by Anna University Tiruchirappalli during the year of 2009 - 2010.
  • Secured First Class in Tamil Examination for Eighth Standard conducted by Tamil Nadu Tamil Teachers Association during the year of 2002.
  • Secured Second Place in Group Dance Competition - BRACIA-2010 conducted by Anna University Tiruchirappalli during the year of 2009 - 2010.
  • Secured First Place in Group Singing Competition - BRACIA-2010 conducted by Anna University Tiruchirappalli during the year of 2009 – 2010.
  • Secured First Place in 100 Meter Race and Winners in Cricket - Pongal Festival Sports Competitions organized by Government of Tamil Nadu during 26 - 27 February 2006.