- Synthetic ecology and biology for bioremediation, biofuel, and byproducts
- Microalgae-bacteria interactions & Ecophysiology
- Carbon sequestration & heavy metal contamination
Ph.D.- Microbiology, CSIR- CSMCRI (Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute), M.K. Bhavnagar University, 2011- 2015
M.Sc.- Environmental Science, Sardar Patel University, 2006-2008
B.Sc.- Environmental Science, Sardar Patel University, 2003- 2006
Tenure and position Institute/ Agency Theme of the Project
April 2019 to July 2019, Research Fellow (Postdoc)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
May 2016 to April 2018, Postdoctoral fellow
Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea.
Involved in 3 projects: a. Molecular ecology of harmful algal blooms b. Effects of DOM generated by Tetraselmis cultivation on microbial food web c. Phycospheric engineering for biofuel.
June 2010- July 2015, Research scholar (JRF and SRF, PA III)
CSIR-CSMCRI, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India.
a.Biofuel from marine microalgae (CSIR- MoES -NMITLI, INDIA). Worked on environmental assessment of biofuel, effects of CO2 on fatty acids, biorefinery and carbon sequestration. b.Potash Technology to empower the nation (CSIR, INDIA). Worked on bioleaching of potassium from feldspar by halophilic microbes
Sept. 2009- June 2010 Senior Research Fellow
Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat, India.
Effects of air pollution on crop growth (DST, INDIA). Worked on trace gas emission trends and their micrometeorological impacts on crop growth
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