I work at College of Engineering, University of Georgia, Athens. I am involved in third generation of biofuel research to quench the world’s energy and power need. Basically, We work on waste water management and biofuel from algae. Algae are natural machinery which harness the Sun to produce energy in the form of ATPs via photosynthesis. Algal biofuel are eco friendly and the best alternative to non renewable sources of energy I am part of research team working on algal mass cultivation, harvesting and biofuel production by Anaerobic digestion and Thermochemical liquefaction. Now days, I am also dealing with amelioration of algal biomass yield and its bio remediation potential by natural microbial interaction.
I was CSIR Research Associate at Biosciences Department of RD University Jabalpur, INDIA until July 2010. I worked on “Integrated nutrient management and biofuel from Jatropha curcas”. A microbial consortium using Mycorrhiza fungi and Plant growth promoting bacteria was developed to supplement nutrients to plant. Growth promoting potential of different bioinoculants was also evaluated by nursery and field trials.
I have also done six months voluntary research on “Protein protein interaction in T cells during inflammation”at Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. I worked on fusion protein Annexin 5 and got hands on experience on ELISA, Western blotting, Flourescence microscopy, extraction, purification, labeling, expression of protein, immunoprecipitation.