Researches depict that the unprecedented growth rate in the industries whether it be food processing, distilleries, pharmaceuticals, tanneries and many more is causing major problems in the environment due to use of different chemicals or use of the processes that are quite harmful or mismanagement in general or even transportation in general. Though, all of these is changing, with use of more environmental friendly methods and materials but a lot is yet to be changed. Since, these industries are mainly governed by and require a deep knowledge of chemical engineering, along with knowledge of biotechnology and environment; I want to pursue a research career in chemical engineering by doing my PhD in chemical engineering.
Currently pursuing my M.tech in Environmental Biotechnology from Jadavpur University Kolkata after completion of my B.tech in Industrial Biotechnology from Dr. M.G.R University Chennai, I ...view middle of the document...
The research area that interests me the most is Biotechnology and Bio-system engineering, because this will help me to learn about the purification of enzymes and to increase the production rate and the mechanistic part of it. Also there so much unexplored area in environmental microbiology which can be put to use for bioprocess and biotechnology to work with and I hope to work on this particular areas. Dr. Hariharan S. Shankar research areas and projects match my interest, especially his work in the area of ecological engineering including soil microorganisms.
I have also worked on a student action project funded by TERI and POSOCO for a period of two months on extent of water pollution caused in the river Ganga by quantitative analysis. Also my course curriculum included relevant subject in the area of waste water treatment, reaction engineering, bioprocess engineering etc.
My B.tech project was based on microbiology and Phytomedicine named as Therapeutic value of flowers of Musa Paradisiaca under the under the expert guidance of Dr. K.Gomathi to evaluate the potential antioxidant and antimicrobial compound present in the ethanolic extract of the flower of Musa paradisiaca to find out its medicinal property, which can be used to cure various diseases. The preliminary screening of the effects of Musa paradisiaca extracts was investigated through HPLC and was further tested for antibacterial activity, phytochemical screening, antioxidant assay to observe its effectiveness and the amount of different concentrations required to treat different microbes.
Department of Chemical Engineering (IIT Bombay) is among the few renowned and leading institutes that work in the research area of biotechnology and environment. The extensive research facilities and the competent faculty along with latest ongoing research project is unparalleled. My long term career goal is to become a remarkable researcher and finally a professor, so an opportunity to study a quality program would be a lifetime opportunity to focus on my long term goal. I, therefore, look forward to the call for the interview