Dr. Saurabh Samuchiwal - Bioremediation - Best Researcher Award ūüŹÜ

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi - India

Professional Profiles

Early Academic Pursuits

He embarked on his academic journey at NSIT, University of Delhi, where he obtained a Bachelor's in Biotechnology with an outstanding CGPA of 8.75. His early academic excellence continued as he secured a remarkable 96.33% in Class XII and a perfect CGPA of 9.8 in Class X.

Professional Endeavors

He pursued his Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, earning a commendable CGPA of 9.75. His professional journey includes roles such as a Research Associate and an Early PostDoc at IIT Delhi, where his research predominantly focuses on industrial and domestic effluent treatment, applied microbiology, life cycle assessment, microbial product development, and bioreactor fabrication and operations.

Contributions and Research Focus in Bioremediation 

His pioneering Ph.D. thesis aimed to develop a novel microbial-based pilot-scale technology for treating undiluted textile effluents with minimal additives and pretreatments. His innovative work resulted in the creation of the "Sequential Microbial Consortium Based Anaerobic-Aerobic Reactor Technology (SMAART)," showcasing exceptional efficacy in decolorizing effluents (>94% decolorization) and significantly reducing harmful environmental impacts. His research contributions include elucidating enzyme-mediated metabolite cascades during dye degradation, integrating inner loop recycling methods, and ensuring sustainable industrial operations while meeting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Accolades and Recognition

Recognizing his outstanding contributions, he was honored with the prestigious Prof. T.K. Ghose Memorial Award for Best Ph.D. thesis in Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology at IIT Delhi. His research projects, funded by the Government of India, further emphasize his impactful work in developing improved technologies for efficient textile effluent treatment.

Impact and Influence

His research endeavors have made significant strides in revolutionizing the treatment of industrial effluents, particularly in the textile industry. His innovative approaches have not only improved effluent treatment processes but also paved the way for sustainable practices, cost savings, Bioremediation and environmental conservation in various industrial sectors.

Legacy and Future Contributions

His impactful legacy lies in the development of sustainable technologies and methodologies for effluent treatment, Bioremediation contributing substantially to achieving SDGs. His future contributions aim to extend his research outcomes to diverse stakeholders, fostering a cleaner environment and sustainable industrial practices while continuing to innovate in the field of applied microbiology and bioreactor technology.


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Notable Publications

Saurabh Samuchiwal | Bioremediation | Best Researcher Award

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