About me

In this lifelong exploration, my current destination is Sheffield where I am investigating the effect of microbubbles on yeast propagation and fermentation.
Microsoft Certified Excel SpecialistMicrosoft Inc.2010
PhD in BiotechnologyTechnical University of Denmark2005
M.S. (Research) in Biochemical Engineering & BiotechnologyIndian Institute of Technology, Delhi,India1999
B.S. in Chemical EngineeringRegional Engineering College, Durgapur, India1997
Higher SecondaryTVS Lakshmi Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Madurai, India1993

Teaching & Administration

2007 – 2014

2009 –2014

2009 – Present

Chemistry teacher – Brockwood Park School, Hampshire, UK School Administrative & Database Coordinator. Chemistry

Teacher, Brockwood Park School, Hampshire, UK

Database Manager, Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, Hampshire, UK


Jan 2018 –Postdoctoral researcher at The University of SheffieldUK on ‘yeast propagation and fermentation using microbubbles.
Nov 2016 – Dec 2017Postdoctoral researcher at Chalmers University, Sweden, on ‘Bioenergy’.
2014 – 2016Postdoctoral researcher at University of Campinas, Brazil, on ‘Bioenergy’. Advisor: Prof. Andreas Karoly Gombert. Lab website
2005 – Aug 2006Postdoctoral researcher at University of Pennsylvania, USA, on ‘Mitochondrial dysfunction in mammalian cells’.
2002 – 2005Worked on the PhD project ‘Physiology of glucose repression mutants in Saccharomyces cerevisiae’at the Centre for Microbial Biotechnology, Biocentrum – DTU, Lyngby, Denmark.Advisors: Prof. Jens Nielsen and Associate Prof. Lisbeth Olsson, CMB, DTU, Denmark.
2002 – 2003Worked on the project ‘Design of novel sugar transporters in yeast by gene shuffling’ at the Centre for Microbial Biotechnology, Biocentrum – DTU, Lyngby, Denmark.Advisors: Prof. Jens Nielsen and Associate Prof. Uffe. H. Mortensen, CMB, DTU, Denmark.
2001 – 2002Research assistant at Centre for Microbial Biotechnology, Biocentrum-DTU in the project Metabolic Network Analysis of Saccharomyces cerevisiae’employing glucose repression and the redox metabolism as a case study’.
1999 – 2001Junior research scientist in the Department of Biotechnology – India, sponsored project ‘Gellan (a bacterial polysaccharide) production, optimisation and applications’ at the Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur, India.Advisor: Prof. Purnendu Ghosh, Director, BISR, INDIA.
1999Management trainee in the project ‘Hepatitis-B vaccine production’ at Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Ahmedabad, India.
1998 – 1999M.S. Thesis:Production of Poly Hydroxy Alkanoates (PHAs; also known as bioplastics) from Cheap Substrates’, at Department of Biochemical engineering and Biotechnology, IIT, Delhi, India. Advisor: Dr. T. R. Sreekrishnan. IIT Delhi, India.


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