Meet the Team
Dr. Balasubramanian P
Assistant Professor Grade I
Mari Selvam S
Mari Selvam is currently pursuing Doctorate of Philosophy in Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology at National Institute of Technology Rourkela. The research focus is on thermochemical conversion of agro-residues for biochar production; characterization and modification of biochar for exploring its potential usage in agricultural, catalytic applications.
Completing my post-graduation made me realize I wanted something more than a mere 9-5 job, and the field of academic research particularly caught my attention. So here I am, trying to utilize my knowledge in microbiology and to develop a skill set specializing in fermentation technology to succeed in this environment of constant change and do my bit in contributing to the field of Science.
I am an enthusiastic researcher broadly working on agricultural and environmental biotechnology. My prime areas of interest includes resource recovery through microalgal cultivation and struvite production from wastewater. I am a SERB-UAlberta OVDF recipient currently working on utilizing microalgal biochar as a seeding agent for struvite crystallization.
Muhil Raj Prabhakar
Being crazy in science and as a budding researcher, I am keen in expanding knowledge and experience across scientific domains. With a little biased towards biology, my expertise includes plant tissue culture, computational biology, meta-genomics and environmental biotechnology.
Naha Arjun N
A highly self-motivated person who is technically strong in basic Electrical and Electronic concepts required to sustain in industrial area. Skilled in PCB designing, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Communication
To turn my surroundings greener in both word and spirit have always inspired me. An artist at heart who happens to have an inclination towards science, my research interest is primarily focused on biochar and it's application for producing greener, sustainable inks that are targetted for different mediums and substrates.
Hi, my name is Arka and I am currently working on Microalgal metagenomics. I wanted to work on systems biology for a long time and I am glad that BEE lab has provided me with the opportunity and the means to pursue that. I also enjoy playing sports mostly football. I like dabbling in music and play the guitar in my free time. I am also an avid anime enthusiast. I guess the penchant for cooking comes with my bengali heritage but that is also something I prize dearly. And this is my repertoire of academics and interests.
A Kerthika Devi
I am A Kerthika Devi, currently pursuing M.Tech Biotechnology . I have a deep down interest in the field of plant biology whereby I am currently working in a project which improvises the standard of crop yield and nutritional value of the crop and benefits the farmers and consumers.
"Stinking Ethanol since 2015! " Passionate about understanding potential biofuel production, interested in smart eco-friendly agricultural techniques and tools. In BEE Lab, being offered with highly innovative area like Hydroponics, biofuel and smart agriculture with and research-friendly environment. Appreciated! to everyone in BEE Lab.
Jyoti Prakash Ray
After completing intermediate, I joined BTech in Biotechnology in the session 2017-18 at NIT Rourkela. I joined this lab as a 2nd year B.Tech student in 2018. This is the place where the foundation of my research journey was laid. I was a member of this lab till June-2021 (End of my BTech). I am forever grateful to be a part of this wonderful family.
I have a keen interest in the remediation and reclamation of polluted environments. I have primarily worked on pyrolysis modeling and have also utilized biochar in remediating various organic and inorganic contaminants. Currently, I am researching biochar systems, focusing on increasing biochar application's sustainability and economic viability to make it adaptable at an industrial scale. Apart from academics, I consider myself a minimalist who has a deep interest in exploring and utilizing various investment opportunities. I usually like to read, cook, eat, and consume entertaining content when I don't research.
I have completed my Bachelors and Masters in Biotechnology with research experience in Microbiology and Bioprocess studies. I am interested in biological engineering related research and I am currently a PhD Scholar in the Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.