(03222)   282-243

Rintu Banerjee

Professor

Ph.D. (IIT Kharagpur)


Specialization :
Enzyme Technology, Down Stream Processing, Protein Chemistry, Environmental Biotechnology, Food and Agricultural Biotechnology

Phone :
03222-283104 (O), 03222-283105 (R)

E-mail :
rb@iitkgp.ac.in

RESEARCH AREA

  • Enzyme technology & DSP
  • Environmental biotechnology
  • Food biotechnology

HONOURS & AWARDS

  • Fellow, Bioved Society of India 2011
  • Member, Standing Research Advisory Committee (SARC), Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Directorate of Sugar, New Delhi, 2011-2013
  • Elected Member of Board of Governor, Biotech Research Society of India, 2011-2013
  • Member, Board of Governors, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, 2011
  • Received Recognition Award from the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi for outstanding contribution in the area of Agricultural Engineering & Technology in 2010
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of the Science Foundation for Tribal and Rural Resource Development,Bhubaneswar, 2011- 2014
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC-10) of Technology Development and Utilization Programme for Women (TDUPW), DSIR, New Delhi, 2010-2015
  • Member of the Expert Committee of NISCAIR, 2010-2013

BOOKS

  • Environmental Biotechnology by B. C. Bhattacharyya and R. Banerjee published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi

INTERNATIONAL PATENTS

  • Microbial Production of gallic acid 7,118,882 B2 (US Patent), ZL 02812061.2 (Chinese Patent), 4642351 (Japanese Patent)

INDIAN PATENTS

  • Microbial process for protease production178424
  • A thermostable wide pH tolerant protease enzyme 188055
  • Enzymatic polishing of rice 192586
  • See saw bioreactor 199363
  • Biotransformation of tannin rich agro-residues to gallic acid 200129
  • A debittered antioxidant rich pomegranate juice 235908

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

  • Transferred nine different technologies to different national and multinational industries.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Mukhopadhyay, M., Kuila, A., Tuli, D.K. and Banerjee, R. (2011), "Enzymatic depolymerization of Ricinus communis, a potential lignocellulosic for improved saccharification", Biomass and Bioenergy, 35, 3584-3591.
  • Kuila, A., Singh, A., Mukhopadhyay, M. and Banerjee, R. (2011), "Process optimization for aqueous extraction of reducing sugar from cashew apple bagasse: a potential, low cost substrate", LWT - Food Science and Technology, 44 (1),62-66.
  • Negi, S. and Banerjee, R. (2010), "Study of conformational changes in glucoamylase of Aspergillus awamori nakazawa in presence of denaturants through CD-spectroscopy", Bioresource Technology, 101(19), 7577-7580.
  • Bhattacharya, S.S., Karmakar, S. and Banerjee, R. (2009),"Optimization of laccase mediated biodegradation of 2, 4-DCP using Genetic Algorithm", Water Research, 43(14),3503-3510.
  • Mahapatra, P., Kumari, A., Garlapati, V.K., Banerjee, R. and Nag, A. (2009), "Enzymatic synthesis of fruit flavor esters by immobilized lipase from Rhizopus oligosporus optimized with Response Surface Methodology", Journal of Molecular Catalysis B. Enzymatic, 60(1-2), 57-63.