A.K. Shah - CV

            Dr. Avinash K Shah

    Professor of Biochemical Engineering

Education      : M.Sc Microbiology in 1971

                              Ph.D Microbiology in 1976

Date of Birth : September 15, 1948

Experience    : Teaching  ---  29 Years         My Research Lab

                              Research ---  32Years

Research interest :

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Research in Product Development
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Development of Microbial exopolysaccharides (EPS) for specific applications

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Production of Lysine from Caprolactam

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Research in Environment Protection
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Effluent treatment
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Dye degradation

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Caprolactam degradation

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Biological Control of Plant Pathogens

bullet Biodegradable Polymers

Publications (Last 10 years) :

  1. I. A. Mathakiya, Bragadish D. Iyer, A. K. Shah and A. K. Rakshit (2004). Novel Biodegradable Polyamides based on Tartaric acid. International Journal of Polymeric Materials 53 :405-418.
  2. Baxi, N. N. and Shah A. K. (2002). e-caprolactam-degradation by Alcaligenes faecalis for bioremediation of wastewater of nylon-6 production plant. Biotechnology Letters 24: 1177-1180.
  3. Baxi, N. N. and Shah A. K. (2000). Biological treatment of the components of solid oligomeric waste from a nylon-6 production plant. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 16: 835-840.
  4. Bragadish D. Iyer, I. A. Mathakiya, A. K. Shah and A. K. Rakshit (2000). Terpolymers of Acrylamide, Acrylic acid and Acrylonitrile: Further characterisation and biodegradation studies. Polymer International, 49(7): 685-690.
  5. Sangita Bapat and A. K. Shah (2000). Biological Control of Fusarial Wilt of Pigeon Pea by Bacillus brevis. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 46, 1-8.
  6. A. K. Shah and A. A. Ashtaputre (1999). Evaluation of rheological properties of the exopolysaccharide of Sphingomonas paucimobilis GS-1 for application in oil exploration. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 23, 442-445.
  7. A. A. Ashtaputre and A. K. Shah (1995). Emulsifying property of a viscous exopolysaccharide from Sphingomonas paucimobilis. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 11, 219-222.
  8. A. A. Ashtaputre and A. K. Shah (1995). Studies of the Exopolysaccharide from Sphingomonas paucimobilis GS 1: Nutritional Requirement and precursor forming enzymes. Current Microbiology, 31, 234-238.
  9. A. A. Ashtaputre and A. K. Shah (1995). Studies on a viscous, Gel-forming Exopolysaccharide from Sphingomonas paucimobilis GS 1 Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 61 (31), 1159-1162.

Membership :

bullet Association of Microbiologists of India
bullet Society of Biological Chemists

Conferences/Workshops/Talks attended :

  1. Attended British Council sponsored workshop on Genetic Manipulation at IICB, Calcutta from 21st Nov. to 9th Dec. 1983.
  2. Attended QIP course on Progress in Microbial Engineering and Technology BERC, June 10-24, 1986 at BERC, IIT, New Delhi.
  3. Participated in workshop on Managing Large DNA Molecule at Mol. Biophys. Unit, I.I.Sc., Bangalore from 30th July - 4th August 1987.
  4. Actively participated in organization of and also acted as an internal faculty member during short term advanced course on Design of Industrial Fermentation Experiments, sponsored by DBT with the support of Alembic Chemical, Baroda held in March 1989 at M. S. University, Baroda.

Oral*/Poster** Presentation :

  1. Biodegradable Polymers*. Shah, A. K. One Day Seminar on 'Polymer Science and Technology for a Better Tomorrow' organized by Indian Chemical Society (Vadodara Chapter) 3rd Feb., 2002.

  2. Biological Treatment of coloured effluents from dyestuff manufacturing units*, Desai, B., Iyer, B. D. and A. K. Shah AIBA 2001: Conference on Biotechnology - the Science and the Business at Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

  3. Bioremediation of caprolactam from the effluent and solid waste of nylon-6 plant*, Baxi, N. N. and Shah A. K. National Symposium on 'Sustainable environment: Achievements and future prospects' Department of Biosciences, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar. Jan 4-6, 2001.

  4. Microbial Exopolysaccharides as a Thickener in Textile Printing*, M. M. Gharia, S. Vishwas, B. Iyer and A. K. Shah, presented at XII Carbohydrate Conference organized by Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists (India), Nov. , 20-21, 1997, at University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

  5. Evaluation of an Exopolysaccharide of Sphingomonas paucimobilis GS 1 as a Thickener in Textile Printing**, M. M. Gharia, N. B. Patel, G. Chawla and A. K. Shah, presented at XII Carbohydrate Conference organized by Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists (India), Nov. , 20-21, 1997, at University of Lucknow, Lucknow.

  6. Bacillus brevis mediated suppression of Fusarial Wilt of Pigeon Pea*, S. R. Bapat and A. K. Shah, at TCDC International Workshop on Application of Biotechnology in Biofertilizers and Biopesticides, Oct. !5-18, 1997 at IIT, New Delhi.

  7. New Dimensions in the management of waste from Caprolactam plant*, S. J. Patel, K. A. Patel, A. K. Shah and M. H. Mehta, Presented at the National Symposium on Frontiers in Applied Environmental Microbiology, Dec. 11-13, 1995 at Cochin.

  8. Studies on Emulsifying properties of a microbial exopolysaccharide*. Anita Ashtaputre and A. K. Shah, Presented at the Fifth National Conference on Surfactants, Emulsions and Biocolloids, in Oct. 28-30, 1991 at Batoda.

  9. Characterization of an extracellular polysaccharide from a nitrogen fixing, yellow pigmented Pseudomonas spp.*. Anita Ashtaputre, Juthika Menon, A. K. Shah, Presented at the International Symposium on Industrial Biotechnology, Nov. 18-20, 1990, Hyderabad.

  10. Characterization and production of an extracellular polysaccharide from Azotobacter spp.*. C. Patki and A. K. Shah, Presented at the seminar on Recent Advances in Biochemical Engineering, Feb. 16-18, 1989 held at B. H. U., Varanasi.

  11. A study on heterotrophy in a blue-green alga Chroococcus minutus* - at International conference on physiology at St. Johns New Foundland, Canada in August 1982.

  12. Glucose induced alterations in enzyme levels in a heterotrophic Cyanobacterium Chroococcus minutus** at 50th Annual meetings of Society of Biological Chemists (India) Nov. 18-20, 1981, Baroda.

  13. Photoreactivation to UV damage in Blue-Green alga Chroococcus* at Symposium on Control Mechanisms in cellular process, BARC, Bombay, 1973.

  14. Detection of pyrrole like compound in algal exudate** - at 60th Indian Science Congress. Chandigarh, 1973.

Invited Lectures :

  1. Invited as a resource person for a workshop on Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering in December, 2003 to deliver 3 lectures: Microbial fermentation and Technology, Role of Biochemical Engineering in Scale-up of Biotechnological Processes and Mycelial morphology, Rheology and Productivity.

  2. Invited as a resource person for Refresher course in Molecular Microbiology and Genetic Engineering to deliver a lecture Mycelial morphology, Rheology and Productivity in September, 2003.

  3. Invited to deliver 9 lectures in Bioprocess Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology for Marine Biotechnology M. Sc. Programme between 6th to 11th October, 2003.

  4. Invited to deliver 12 lectures in Bioprocess Engineering for Marine Biotechnology M. Sc. Programme between 6th to 10th October, 2002.

  5. I have acted as a resource person during UGC sponsored refresher courses in Microbiology at Pune University in the month of July, 2001.

  6. On invitation from Biotechnology Department, Goa University, Twelve Lectures on Bioprocess Engineering were delivered between 10th to 17th March, 2001.

  7. On invitation from Microbiology Department, Goa University, Ten Lectures on Industrial Microbiology were delivered between 1st March, 1999 to 6th March, 1999.

  8. On invitation from Bioscience Department, Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Several Lectures on Problems in the scale-up of microbial Fermentations were delivered in the first week of February, 1997.

  9. On invitation from Biotechnology Department, Goa University, Ten Lectures on Bioprocess Engineering were delivered between 18th Feb. 1991 to 23rd Feb. 1991.

  10. I have also acted as a resource person during UGC sponsored refresher courses in Microbiology at S. P. University, Vallabh Vidyanagar.


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