Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Jadavpur University,Kolkata 700 032, India
Telephone/FAX: +91-33-2414 6378
PH:2430-1197(R), 9830359430(M)
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Curriculum Vita



Teaching Experience (0)
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Chemical Engineering/ Biochemical Engineering Kinetics
Non-Conventional Energy,
Bio-Chem.Engg., Pollution
Abatement Technology.
Courses Taught/Teaching
Research Area
Academic experience:
Research(as Senior Research Fellow and Research Associate at C.G.C.R.I, Kolkata)-4.5 years

Teaching and Research (as lecturer, Reader and Professor) - 19 Years
(As Professor from April, 2003)

Industrial experience: 2 years
Conference Papers Published (81)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Studies on the Influence of Freeze-drying Conditions for the Assessment of Mercury Removal Activity of Bacillus subtilis (MTCC 2396) used for waste water treatment National Conference on Environment- Pollution and Protection (EPP-2014) 2014 Ishita Bhattacharya, Rajat Chakraborty, Ranjana Chowdhury -
Bio-sequestration of CO2 using Thermal Power Plant Algae: Application of near-infrared freeze-drying for preservation International Conference on emerging trends in Biotechnology 2014 Ishita Bhattacharya, Lopamudra Pradhan, Rajat Chakraborty, Ranjana Chowdhury -
Optimization of freeze-drying parameters of Bacillus subtilisMTCC 2396: Assessment of mercuric reductase activity International Conference on biotechnology for innovative applications 2013 I. Bhattacharya, R. Chakraborty and R. Chowdhury -
Mustard press cake pyrolysis and product yield characterization International Conference on global innovations in technology and sciences (ICGITS) 2013 Aparna. Sarkar, SangeetaDutta, R. Chowdhury -
National seminar on chemical industry: In quest for clean technology and sustainable development Jadavpur University 2013 B. Mondal, A. Sarkar, S. Poddar, R. Chowdhury -
Journal Papers Published (90)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Comparative studies on biomass productivity and lipid content of a novel blue-green algae during autotrophic and heterotrophic growth Environmental Science and Pollution Research 2020 Das, S., Nath, K., & Chowdhury, R. -1-12
Product Inhibition of Biological Hydrogen Production in Batch Reactors. Energies 2020 Das, S., Calay, R. K., Chowdhury, R., Nath, K., & Eregno, F. E. 13(6)-1318
Hybridization of sugar-carboxylate-syngas platforms for the production of bio-alcohols from lignocellulosic biomass (LCB)-A state-of-the-art review and recommendations Energy Conversion and Management 2019 Chowdhury, R., Ghosh, S., Manna, D., Das, S., Dutta, S., Kleinsteuber, S., Stareuber, H., Kuittinen, S., Hassan, Md., K., & Pappinen, A. 200-112111
Effect of pre-pyrolysis biotreatment of banana pseudo-stem (BPS) using synergistic microbial consortium: Role in deoxygenation and enhancement of yield of pyro-oil Energy Conversion and Management 2019 Ghosh, Shiladitya, Shalini Das, and Ranjana Chowdhury 195-114-124
Controlled release of microencapsulated probiotics in food matrix Journal of Food Engineering 2018 Basu, S., Banerjee, D., Chowdhury, R., & Bhattacharya, P. 238-61-69
Books Published (5)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Indian Agro-wastes for 2G Biorefineries: Strategic Decision on Conversion Processes by Chowdhury, R., Ghosh, S., Debnath, B., & Manna, D. (pp. 353-373) Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies Springer 2018
CO2 Capture and Utilization (CCU) in Coal-Fired Power Plants: Prospect of In Situ Algal Cultivation by Chowdhury, R., Das, S., & Ghosh, S. (pp. 231-254) Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies Springer 2018
Determination of yield coefficients of methane and carbon dioxide in methanogenesis to predict the overall performance of a biogas digester by Biswas, J., Chowdhury, R., & Bhattacharya, P. (pp. 21-27) Industry Interactive Innovations in Science, Engineering and Technology Springer 2018
Optimization of Freeze-drying conditions for the assessment of mercury removal activity of Bacillus subtilis MTCC 2396 used for waste water treatment (by Ishita Bhattacharya, Rajat Chakraborty, Ranjana Chowdhury) Environment: Pollution and Protection, 37-46, 2015, Narosa Publishing House Pvt. Ltd 2015 First Author
Packed Bed Reactor Model for De-mercurization of Simulated Mercury-Laden Wastewater. - Dynamic Biochemistry, Process Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Global Science Books 5 (Special Issue 2), 12-17 2011
Awarded By Award Name Year

University gold medal for standing first in M. Ch.E examination
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for conducting research work at Karlsruhe University, Germany from May 97 to July 98
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for conducting research work at Karlsruhe University, Germany from May 1, 2003 to June 30, 2003
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (49)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Sanjukta Ghoshal Studies on the Removal of Murcuric Ions from the Effluent Sludge of Chlor-Alkali Industry Prof. Pinaki Bhattacharya Complete 2012
Chhaya Das Studies on the Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) through Microbial Route using Trickle Bed Biofilter Prof. Pinaki Bhattacharya Complete 2012
Prabhat Bag Studies on the Removal of Arsenic through Microbial Route Prof. Pinaki Bhattacharya Complete 2010
Arijit Nath Studies on Microbial Production, and Membrane based purification of β-galactosidase from Casein whey Prof. C. Bhattacharjee Ongoing 2008
Manasi Mukhopadhyay Studies on the Bio-desulfuriztion of Diesel oil in Batch and Trickle Bed Reactors using free and Immobilized Cells Prof. Pinaki Bhattacharya Complete 2007
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (6)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Development of efficient biomass conversion routes for biofuel production and utilisation (CONVER-B) DST (INDO-EU INNO-INDIGO) Project 73.92 2018 to  Ongoing
Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Waste Water treatment and simultaneous generation of third generation Bio-fuel: Reactor Design Coordinator U. G. C -  to  Ongoing
Biodetoxification of Mercury laden Effluent Sludge of Chloralkali Industries Principal Investigator U. G. C 10.60 (lakhs)  to 31.01.2012 Complete
Studies on the anaerobic filter using immobilized cells for the treatment of high fat effluent of food industries Principal Investigator U. G. C 6.12 (lakhs) 3  to  Complete
Studies on the Biogas Generation from Food/ Vegetable Wastes Principal Investigator U. G. C 3.57 (lakhs) 3  to  Complete
Patents (1)
Patent Name Year

Arijit Nath, Ranjana Chowdhury, Chiranjib Bhattacharjee: Consortium of bacterium B. Safensis (JUCHE1) isolated from casein whey, its process of isolation and its industrial applications thereof, Application No. 755/KOL/2011, dated 06.06.2011. 2011
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (0)
Membership Of Learned Societies (1)

Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (0)
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (4)

Course coordinated-
1. Processing, distribution and utilization of LPG, natural gas and coal bed methane, organised by IIPC, Jadavpur University and IIGE Kolkata, 3 weeks training course, April 18-May 10, 2005
2. Refreshers course entitled monitoring and analysis of fermentation data- principle and practice under Academic Staff College, (Jointly coordinated with Dr. P Chattopadhyay, Retired Professor, FTBE Department, JU).
Journal Editorship:
International Journal of Environmental Engineering ( Special Issue:Environmental and Industrial Waste Managemnet using Membrane Separation and Bioremediation) Published by: Inderscience Enterprises Limited, International Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 2, Nos. 1/2/3, 2010.Edited jointly with Prof. Sirshendu Dey, Prof. Sunando Das Gupta and Prof. Yung-Tse Hung
Refereeing of research articles submitted to international journals(I&EC Research, AIChE journal etc.) of chemical engineering

1)Acted as Chair persons of technical sessions of National and International conferences.
2)Delivered lectures as Invited speakers at National and International conferences.
3)Acted as external thesis examiners of National and international institutions of repute.