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Nirupama Mallick

Professor & Head

Ph.D. (BHU, Varanasi)

Specialization :
Algal Biotechnology

Phone :
03222-283166 (O), 09434041662 (M)

E-mail :
nm@agfe.iitkgp.ernet.in, nmagfe@gmail.com


  • Microalgal biofuel
  • Biodegradable polymers (Polyhydroxyalkanoates) from cyanobacteria
  • Bioactives from microalage for health and beauty products
  • Bioremediation
  • Stress physiology


  • Woman Scientist Medal, BRSI, 2005
  • Deutscher Forschungs Austauschdienst, Germany, 2000
  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Germany, 1997
  • UNDP short-term Fellowship 1996
  • UNDP short-term Fellowship 1995
  • DST Young Scientist Project Award 1995
  • National Scholarship, Govt. of Orissa 1979-1983


  • Mallick, N., Mandal, S., Singh, A.K., Bishai, M. and Dash, A. (2012), "Green microalga Chlorella vulgaris as a potential source of biodiesel", Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Wiley, 87, 137-145.
  • Samantaray, S., Nayak, J.K. and Mallick, N. (2011), "Wastewater utilization for poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) production by the cyanobacterium Aulosira fertilissima in a recirculatory aquaculture system”, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology, 77, 8735-8743.
  • Mandal, S. and Mallick, N. (2011), "Waste utilization and biodiesel production by the green microalga Scenedesmus obliquus. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, American Society for , : 374-377.
  • Bhati, R., Samantaray, S., Sharma L. and Mallick, N. (2010), "poly-ß-hydroxybutyrate accumulation in cyanobacteria under photoautotrophy”, Biotechnology Journal, Wiley, 5, 1181-1185.
  • Sankhla, I., Bhati, R., Singh, AK. and Mallick, N. (2010), "Poly (3-hydroxybutyrate- co-3 hydroxyvalerate) copolymer production from a local isolate, Brevibacillus invocatus MTCC 9039”, Bioresource Technology, Elsevier, 101, 1947-1953.
  • Mandal, S. and Mallick, N. (2009), "Microalga Scenedesmus obliquus as a potential source for biodiesel production”, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Springer, 84, 281- 291.
  • Sharma, L., Singh, A.K., Panda, B. and Mallick, N. (2007), "Process optimization for poly-ß-hydroxybutyrate production in a nitrogen fixing cyanobacterium, Nostoc muscorum using response surface methodology”, Bioresource Technology, Elsevier, 98, 987-993. Microalgal biofuel Microbiology 77