Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
30B, Bansori Housing Society, Ahallyanagar, P.O. Mukundapur,
Kolkata - 700 099
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Curriculum Vita


Ph.D. 1998 Jadavpur University
M.Tech 1991 IIT Kanpur
B.E. 1989 Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (0)
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
Membrane Technology/ Separation process/ Environmental remediation.
Courses Taught/Teaching
Separation processes, Advanced separation processes, Membrane separation, Numerical Methods, Statistical Methods for Chemical Engineers, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Multi-component Separation
Research Area
Membrane Separation, Bio-separation, Wastewater treatment, Environmental remediation
24 years in teaching & research
Conference Papers Published (3)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Synthesis of galactooligosaccharides using Immobilized Enzyme in a Rotating Disc Membrane Reactor (RDMR) International Conference on Membranes and Applications (ICMA) organised by CSIR-CGCRI 2013 Corresponding Author -
Preparation and characterization of enzyme immobilized calcium alginate beads for use in lactose hydrolysis reaction CHEMCON 2012 2012 Corresponding Author -
Enzymatic production of galacto-oligosaccharides through transgalactosylation of lactose:inhibition kinetics and mathematical modeling CHEMCON 2011 2011 Corresponding Author -
Journal Papers Published (106)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects of Azolla microphylla based gold nanoparticles against acetaminophen induced toxicity in a fresh water common carp fish Nanomedicine Journal 2015 Corresponding author 2(2)-88-110
Lactose hydrolysis by β-Galactosidase enzyme: optimization using response surface methodology Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2015 Bipasha Das, Ananda Prasad Roy, Sangita Bhattacharjee, Sudip Chakraborty, Chiranjib Bhattacharjee -
In vitro hepatoprotective and antioxidant effects of methanol extract of Azolla microphylla phytochemically biosynthesis of gold nanoparticles on acetaminophen – induced hepatocyte damage in common carp fish (Cyprinus carpio L.). In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Animal Journal 2015 Corresponding author -
Recovery of whey proteins and lactose from dairy waste: a step towards green waste management. Process Safety and Environmental Protection 2015 Bipasha Das, Santanu Sarkar, Ankur Sarkar, Sangita Bhattacharjee, Chiranjib Bhattacharjee -
Optimization of the solvent extraction of bioactive polyphenolic compounds from aquatic fern Azolla microphylla using response surface methodology International Food Research Journal 2014 Third author 21(4)-1559-1567
Books Published (4)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

Bio-Reactor and enzymatic reactions in bioremediation in Bio-Reactor and enzymatic reactions in bioremediation, in Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation Elsivier 2014 Third Author
Production of Bio-Based Fuels: Bioethanol and Biodiesel in in “Sustainable Development in Chemical Engineering: Innovative Technologies” John Wiley & Sons Ltd 2013 Third Author
Treatment of Kraft Black Liquor using membrane-based separation process, in “Membrane Technologies and Applications” Taylor & Francis Group, LLC (CRC Press) 2012 First Author
Liquid Membranes: Principles and Applications in Chemical Separations and Wastewater Treatment Elsevier B.V. 2010 Second Author
Awarded By Award Name Year

Indian Institute of Engineers Sir Ganga Ram Memorial Award for Best Paper in Indian Institute of Engineers (IIE) - Chemical Engineering (Series E) Journal published by Springer 2013
Indian Desalination Association (InDA) Best paper award (1st prize) 2010
Institution of Engineers (India) Institution prize for best paper 2007
AICTE Best project national award (1st prize) 2006
Institution of Engineers (India) Best paper award 2005
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (23)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Kunjiappan Selvaraj A study of isolation,functional,structural characterization,formulation and pharmacological actions of Flavoniods-Azolla microphylla. Dr. RanjanaChowdhury, Jadavpur University Ongoing 2014
Arunava Chowdhury Application of emulsion liquid membrane for separation of heavy metals from tannery wastewater. Dr. Siddhartha Datta, Jadavpur University Awarded 2013
Ankur Sarkar Development of novel high-shear membrane module. Dr. Debasish Sarkar Chem. Eng. Dept., CU Complete 2013
Sirsha Putatunda Application of high-shear ultrafiltration along with other tertiary routes in industrial waste water treatment. Dr. Dwaipayan Sen, Asst. Professor, Chem. Eng. Dept., NIT Agartala Continuing 2013
Sandip Sarkar Development of capillary membrane based on clay-alumina formulation and surface modification. Dr.Sibdas Bandyopadhyay (CGCRI) and Dr. AntroLarbot(IEM, Montpellier, France) Awarded 2013
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (30)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Year

Removal of Waste from Waste Water using Nano-Particle 2013
De-proteination of whey by UF/DF hollow fiber membrane and studies on lactose hydrolysis 2013
Study of the production of galacto-oligosaccharide (gos) using enzymatic membrane reactor 2013
Performance evaluation and mathematical model development of a high shear membrane device 2013
Separation of macromolecular solutes using high-shear ultrafiltration device Prof. Ranjana Chowdhury 2012
Project Works (8)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Conversion of de-proteinated whey to ethanol Co-Investigator AICTE Rs. 13,67,000 2 years 2012 to 2014 Ongoing
From Grey to Green: How to Improve the Sustainability of Wastewater and Drinking Water Coordinator DST sponsored New Indigo project (Indo-EU project) Rs. 18,59,120 2 years 2012 to 2014 Ongoing
Nano-material based membrane in water purification Principal Investigator DST (Indo-Korean) Rs. 23,92,560 3 years 2011 to 2014 Ongoing
Development of Novel High Shear Membrane Module Co-Investigator DST Rs. 20.5606 lakh 3 years 2009 to 2012 Complete
Production and Purification of β-galactosidase from Milk Whey-based Lactic Acid Bacteria using Fermentation and Membrane-based Separation Techniques Principle Investigator UGC Rs. 9.8 lakhs 3 years 2010 to 2013 Ongoing
Patents (4)
Patent Name Year

A process for manufacture of sesame seed based bioactive peptides, Application No. 899/KOL/2013 dated 29-07-2013 2013
A shear enhanced membrane module with inbuilt self cleaning mechanism, Application No. 845/KOL/2012 dated 27-07-2012 2012
A Bio-Reactor suitable for Enzymatic Reaction and method of carrying out Enzymatic Bio-Reaction, Application No. 1022/KOL/2010A, International Classification Number: C02F11/00, A61K9/00 2011
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 (4)
Program Name Name Of The Collaborator Year

EU sponsored New-Indigo program ICRA, Spain; University of Antwerp (UA) and VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol, Belgium), and TERI, New Delhi 2012
Indo-Korean Project (DST) Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST, Korea) 2011
Indo-Australian Project University of Melbourne 2007
Indo-French Center for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR) University of Montpellier, France and IIT Kanpur, India 2005
InviteLectures (13)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Applications of Membrane Technology Heritage Institute of Technology Kolkata 2010
Waste utilization: A step towards zero discharge concept Vivekananda Institute of Environment and Management, Kolkata NITTTR, Kolkata 2010
Development of membrane bioreactor to utilize whey in functional food formulation InDA-APDA Conference on Desalination & Water Purification Radisson GRT Hotel, Chennai 2010
Water treatment in different fields: Role of Chemical Engineers Chemical Engineering Department of Durgapur Institute of Advanced Technology & Management (DIATM), Durgapur Durgapur, West Bengal 2009
Use of Membrane Technologies for Recovery of Valuable Products Institute Of Technology, Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur Bilaspur 2008
Membership Of Learned Societies (2)

Life member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (I.I.Ch.E.): LM-10551
Life member of Institution of Engineers (India): M130793-7
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (4)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year

Organized one day seminar as joint coordinator on Glimpses of recent development in membrane technology Jointly by JU and Heritage Institute of Technology Kolkata 2010
National conference on Zero Effluent Discharge: Latest Development in Recycling, as Organizing Secretary The Institution of Engineers (India), West Bengal State Center Kolkata 2007
Organizing committee member of Kolkata Conference on Desalination and Membrane Based Technologies for Drinking Water Indian Desalination Association and CGCRI, Kolkata Kolkata 2002
Refresher course on Membrane Separation Process Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University, sponsored by UGC Kolkata 2001
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (0)
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (6)
Work Title Organization Name Amount Year

Development of phosphoric acid process technology through HCl route based on bench scale experimentation CFI TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD. 350000 2013
Recovery of lanolin from greasy wool JayaShree Textiles 1000000 2012
Development of integrated process in pulp & paper industry to conform to "zero effluent discharge" standard Supreme Paper Mills 350000 2011
Separation of lignosulphonates from KBL Godavari Bio-refineries Limited 300000 2010
P&ID drawing modification in the TPS Haldia Refinery, IOC 500000 2008
Other Notable Activities (0)