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Dr. Sukhendra Singh

Dr. Sukhendra Singh

  • Assistant Professor
    Institute of Applied Sciences & Humanities
  • Department

    Department of Biotechnology
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  • Qualifications

    • Ph.D. (Biochemical Engineering)from Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) Varanasi (2013-2018).
    • M. Tech. (Biochemical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) Varanasi (2010-2012)
    • B.E. (Biotechnology) from Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior (MITS- Gwalior) (2005-2009).
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List of Journal Papers


  • 01Waoo, A. A., Singh, S., Pandey, A., Kant, G., Choure, K., Amesho, K. T., & Srivastava, S. (2023). Microbial exopolysaccharides in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. Heliyon, 9(8) e18613, (IF - 4.00)
  • 02Srivastava, J., Mal, J., Verma, M., Singh, S., & Sinha, R. (2022). In silico investigation of endoglucanase produced by Bacillus inaquosorum KCTC 13429 for valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 1-18. (IF -4.99)
  • 03Sinha, R., Anand, S., Singh, D., Tripathi, S., Shukla, P., Singh, S., & Srivastava, P. (2022). Bioprocessing strategies for microbial production and purification of immunosuppressants: an insight for process intensification. Chemical Engineering and Processing-Process Intensification, 108797. (IF – 4.26)
  • 04Singh S., Sinha R., and Kundu S. Role of organosolv pretreatment on enzymatic hydrolysis of mustard biomass for increased saccharification, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. (2021), Doi: 10.1007/s13399-020-01251-6. (IF -4.99)
  • 05Singh, S., Chakravarty, I., Pandey, K. D., & Kundu, S. Development of a process model for simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) of algal starch to third-generation bioethanol.  Biofuels, 11(7), 847-855 (2020). (IF -2.96)
  • 06Singh, S., Chakravarty, I., & Kundu, S. Mathematical modelling of bioethanol production from algal starch hydrolysate by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Cellular and Molecular Biology (Noisy-le-Grand, France), 63(6), 83-87 (2017). (IF -1.77)
  • 07Chakravarty I., Singh S., and Kundu S., Rheological Characterization of Streptomyces roseosporus for the Production of Daptomycin, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 31 (3) 225–231 (2017). (IF -1.58)


  • 01Chakravarty I, Narasimha P, Singh S, Kundu K, Singh P and Kundu S, Synergistic oligodynamic effect of mycogenic bimetallic nanoparticles with daptomycin for controlling pathogens. Int J Pharm Sci Res; 9(5): 1788-96.doi: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232.9 (5).1788-96, (2018) (Scopus).
  • 02Chakravarty I, Singh S. and Kundu S., Development of the processing strategies for the production of daptomycin by free and immobilized cells of Streptomyces roseosporus using non-conventional support matrices, Int J Pharm Sci Res 2017; 8(3): 1356-62.doi: 10.13040/IJPSR.0975-8232. 8(3).1356-62 (2017), (Scopus)

Book Chapters:

  • 01S. Singh, I. Chakravarty, S. M. Khade, J. Srivastava and R. Sinha. (2022) Cellulase – A catalytic powerhouse for lignocellulosic waste valorization. In Thermochemical and Catalytic Conversion Technologies for Future Biorefineries (Springer).
  • 02S. Singh, P. Srivastava, S. Deep, Ashish, P. Shukla, H. Rizvi and R. Sinha. (2022) Fermentation Strategies for Organic Acid Production. In Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Springer.
  • 03Sinha, R., Dwivedi S., Singh, S., Singh D., and Srivastava, P., 2022. Low-cost technologies for algal remediation: waste to wealth. In Emerging Environmental Issues & Their Management Through Green Technologies, CRC Press.
  • 04Yadav, D., Singh, S., Sinha, R., (2021). Microbial degradation of organic pollutants in water bodies. In Pollutants and water management: Resources, strategies and scarcity, Wiley.
  • 05Ketaki Nalawade, Paharika Saikia, Sukhendra Singh, Shuvashish Behera, Kakasaheb Konde, Sanjay Patil (2020), Plant derived wastes utilization for value added product formation. In Waste Valorization for Value-added Products, Bentham Science. (Under Revision)

Ph.D. Thesis Title:

  • 01Studies on microbial production of ethanol from isolated microalgae using different processing strategies

Conference Papers/Index Journal Papers

  • 01Sanjay Patil, Sukhendra Singh, Shuvashish Behera and Kakasaheb Konde (2021), Bio circular economy: opportunity for diversification for sugar mills in waste to energy (biofuels) field: Compressed biogas (CBG) and organic fertilizer, e-Proceedings of 79th Annual Convention of STAI: 395 – 409
  • 02S. Singh, I. Chakravarty, and S. Kundu (2018), Growth Characteristics of Isolated Microalgae Cultured in Internal Loop and External Loop Airlift Photo-Bioreactors, International Journal of Research in Science & Engineering, Special issue-(Chemcon-2017): 35-41
  • 03Ipsita Chakravarty, Sukhendra Singh, and Subir Kundu (2018), Effect of Bubble Characteristics on Mass Transfer Coefficient in an Internal Loop Airlift Bioreactor for Microbial Production of Daptomycin, International Journal of Research in Science & Engineering Special issue-(Chemcon-2017): 28-34
  • 04Subir Kundu, Sukhendra Singh, Ipsita Chakravarty and Kanika Kundu, Alternative Biofuels for Sustainable development and Environmental control DOI: 10.5176/2251-189X_SEES18.55-SEES CONFERENCE 2018.
  • 05Indrajeet, Sumedha Ojha, Sukhendra Singh, Ipsita Chakravarty, and Subir Kundu (2017) Extraction and purification of bromelain from pineapple fruit and peel and comparative study of enzymatic activities, International Journal of Basic and Applied Biology 4:1 pp. 4-7.
  • 06Ashok Meena, Sukhendra Singh, and Subir Kundu (2016) Enhancing lipid yield for biodiesel production using microalgae: Chlorella sorokiniana. International Journal of Basic and Applied Biology 3:4 pp 252-257
  • 07Kundu Subir, Singh Sukhendra, Ojha Sumedha and Kundu Kanika (2015) "Role of Biorefining and Biomass Utilization in Environmental Control". World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index 97, International Journal of Environmental, Ecological, Geological and Marine Engineering (2015), Volume 9, No.1, p.15 – 18
  • 08Barua, A., Chakravarty, I., Kundu, K., Singh, S., & Kundu, S. (2015). Sustainable and Effectual Bio Fabrication of Gold Nanoparticles for Screening of Milk Adulteration. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 4: 5. doi:10.4172/2324-8777.1000173

Projects, Trainings, Short term courses and Workshops:

  • 01Attended One-Week Online Faculty Development Programme titled "Sustainable Bio-polymers for Energy and Environmental Applications." held from 22nd to 26th May 2023 and organized by the Department of Chemical Engineering at Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
  • 02Attended an TEQIP sponsored III sponsored Short-term course on “Systems Analysis for Biofuels and Bioproducts” from 19 July-06 August 2021 (45 hours) in the Department of Biosciences and Biomedical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology-Indore conducted in collaboration with the Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI).
  • 03Attended an Online TEQIP sponsored faculty development programme on “What to do with residual biomass?” organized by Hydro and Renewable Energy Department, IIT Roorkee on December 14-18, 2020.
  • 04Attended an Online Workshop cum FDP programme on Technologies for Waste to Energy & Resources" (eFDP-TWER-2020) held on 9-13 December 2020, organized by Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering and Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Rourkela.
  • 05Attended a TEQIP-III sponsored online short-term course on “Valorization of Lignocellulosic Biomass towards Sustainable Fuels, Chemicals and Materials” held on 18-22, September 2020, organized by Centre for Energy and Environment, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
  • 06Attended one day workshop on “Use of Sugarcane Juice/Syrup, BH Molasses and Sugar for Enhancement of Fuel Ethanol Production and Recent Advances” jointly organized by Vasantdada Sugar Institute and MRSSK Sangh Ltd. on 28th August 2019 at VSI, Pune.
  • 07Participated in two days workshop on “AKTA pure” FPLC handling organized by GE healthcare at School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT (BHU) Varanasi during August 10-11, 2017.
  • 08Attended seven days QIP – Short term course on “Bioprocess Instrumentation and Control in Bioreactor design” organized by AICTE New Delhi at School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT (BHU) Varanasi during November 07– 13, 2017.
  • 09Participated in QIP- Short term course on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering organized by AICTE at School of Biochemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi during, June 19 – 24, 2017.
  • 10Participated in 10 days International Summer Term Course on "Biotechnology and Process Engineering for Biofuels Production" organized by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar during May 16-25, 2016.
  • 11Attended short term course on “Research Methods and Skills” organized by Teaching Learning Cell, IIT (BHU) Varanasi during 4-5th December 2015.
  • 12Participated in two days “National Workshop on Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (March 20-21, 2015)” organized by Teaching Learning cell IIT (BHU) varansi
  • 13Attended 5 days Workshop on “Problem Solving Skills on Bioprocess Technology” held at IIT Madras in June 2014.
  • 14Participated in one-day “Author workshop” jointly organized by Springer and IIT (BHU) Varanasi on 10th February 2014
  • 15Attended one day Workshop on Gas chromatography at Biotech Park Lucknow in March 2014
  • 16Attended 5 days workshop on “Molecular modeling and Docking” organized by G.B. Pantnagar in 2013
  • 17Attended Short term training program on “Bio-energy Conservation Technologies (BECT 2013)” organized by Department of Chemical Engineering, MANIT Bhopal during 24-28th December 2013.
  • 18Attended six weeks “Entrepreneurship skills development program on Biotechnology” conducted by MSME, Govt. of India, at Technology Business Incubator IIT-BHU, Varanasi
  • 19Two weeks training in Distillery at Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. Gajraula U.P.
  • 20Attended “Atom for Peace” Lecture Series held in MITS, Gwalior in 2008.
  • 21Attended Bio-energy seminar held in MITS, Gwalior in 2005.
    • M. Tech. Dissertation: “Studies on Ethanol Production using Starch derived from Algae”.
    • Project during B.E.: “Effect of Dichlorvos on Salivary Gland Polytene Chromosomes of Drosophila melanogaster.

Conferences and Seminars:

  • 01Presented a Poster entitled “Pretreatment strategies for microalgal biomass of Tetradesmus obliquus for production of bioethanol” at International Conference on Biotechnology research and Innovation for sustainable development (BioSD-2018) organized by CSIR -IICT Hyderabad in association with Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) and IBA- International Forum for Industrial Bioprocess (IBA-IFIBiop) from 22-25th November 2018.
  • 02Presented a Poster on “Growth Characteristics of Isolated Microalgae Cultured in Internal Loop and External Loop Airlift Photo-bioreactors” in CHEMCON 2017 held at Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia dated 27-30th December 2017.
  • 03Presented a Poster on “Mathematical modeling of bioethanol production from algal hydrolysate by Saccharomyces cerevisiae” in International conference on Translational Biotechnology –Biosangam 2016 dated February 4-6, 2016 held at MNNIT Allahabad.
  • 04Presented a Poster on “Production of Bioethanol using Starch derived from Algae: A Potential Biomass for Future Generation Biofuel” in Fifth International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology dated 13 -15 March 2015 held at IIT Kanpur.
  • 05Presented a research paper on a “Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation of algal starch” in Symposium on Biotechnology and Stress Biology of Algae and Cyanobacteria at Center of Advanced Study in Botany, BHU Varanasi dated February 24-26, 2014.
  • 06Presented technical Poster on “Medical Bionics” held at IIT Roorkee in Cognizance 2009.
  • 07Presented technical poster paper on “Improvement Techniques of Biomass Gasification” in National Seminar on Renewable Energy: Potential and Sustainable Development” held at MITS, Gwalior in 2007 and the paper also published in national level journal.
  • 08Presented a Poster on Designing of Photobioreactors for Large Scale Production of Spirulina Plantesis in “International Conference on Phycology and Environmental Biotechnology-2007” held at BITS Pilani.
  • 01Life member of Biotech Research Society India (BRSI)


  • Assistant Professor in Department of Biotechnology, GLA University, Mathura from January 2023- Till Date
  • Guest Faculty in Department of Biotechnology, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar from August 2021 to December 2022
  • Research Associate II in Alcohol Technology and Biofuels, Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune from June 2019 to August 2021
  • Visiting Faculty in Department of Biotechnology, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj from January 2019 to May 2019
  • Lecturer in Department of Chemical Engineering, Ambition Institute of Technology, Varanasi from July 2012 to July 2013

Academic Responsibilities

  • Class advisor: BSc IIIrd Year Biotechnology, GLA University
  • Lab In charge: Research Lab, Department. of Biotechnology, GLA University
  • Area Chair: Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering, GLA University

Invited Lecture/Speaker:

  • Delivered a guest of honour lecture on “Extraction of Fermentable Sugars from Lignocellulosic Biomass” in a five-day workshop on “Basic Extraction Techniques” from 17-04-2023 to 21-04-2023 at Department of Biochemistry and Biochemical Engineering, JIBB, SHUATS, Prayagraj

Technical Skills:

  • Handling of Gas Chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), AKTA pure (FPLC), FTIR, UV Spectrophotometer, Microplate reader, 5 Liter Fermenter, Rotatory Vacuum Evaporator, Fluorescent phase contrast microscope, Gel electrophoresis, Thermocycler, Sonicator, Gel Doc, Cooling Centrifuge, and Lyophilizer
  • Handling of 20L and 200L of anaerobic digesters

Awards and Achievements:

  • Teaching Assistantship during Ph.D. in School of Biochemical Engineering IIT (BHU) Varanasi for (July 2013-July 2018) awarded by MHRD, New Delhi, India
  • GATE fellowship for M. Tech. awarded by MHRD, New Delhi, India
  • Qualified GATE 2010 examination in Biotechnology with 98.54 Percentile (AIR 168)


  • Biofuel Journal
  • Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery

Academic Interest:

  • Fermentation Technology
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Recombinant DNA Technology
  • Microbial Engineering
  • Enzyme Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Down Stream Processing
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Biofuels and Bioenergy


  • Dr. Subir Kundu
    (Ex- Professor & Ex-Coordinator)
    School of Biochemical Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology
    Banaras Hindu University
    Varanasi, India
    Mob. No. +91 9415228077
  • Dr. Sanjay Kumar
    (Assistant Professor)
    School of Biochemical Engineering
    Indian Institute of Technology
    Banaras Hindu University
    Varanasi, India
    Mob. No. +91-8416804166.
  • Dr. Nitai Basak
    (Associate Professor)
    Department of Biotechnology,
    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar -144011
    Mob. N0. +91-9417338290