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Dr. P.K.Mishra
Designation: Professor
Qualification: B.Tech.(Chem. Engg.), M.Tech. (Chem. Engg.),Ph.D.
Area of Interest: Separation Process, Ind. Poll. & Control, Process Dev. & Design, Fluidization, Petrol Refinery
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E-mail: pkmishra.che@itbhu.ac.in     |    Complete Bio-data
Past Experience:
  1. DST Research Fellow, Chemical Engineering, IIT Mumbai, April 1988-Oct 1988
  2. Consultant, Sigma Consultants Limited, Mumbai, Oct 1988- May 1990
  3. Sr Resrach Fellow, Chemical Engineering, IT (BHU), June 1990-May 1995
  4. Research Scientist, Sangeeta Biotech, Kolkata, June 1995-Dec 1996
  5. Lecturer, Chemical Engineering, IT (BHU), Varanasi, Jan 1997-March 2003
  6. Sr. Lecturer, Chemical Engineering, IT (BHU), Varanasi, March 2003-Sept 2004
  7. Reader, Chemical Engineering, IT (BHU), Varanasi, Sept 2004-Sept 2007
  8. Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, IT (BHU), Varanasi, Sept 2007-Sept 2010
  9. Professor, Chemical Engineering, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, Sept 2010- till date
Sponsored / Consultancy Projects
  1. AICTE, Principal Investigator, Scheme No-2119, Amount - 13, 15000/-, April 2002 to Sept., 2004. Title: Development of Facilities for Teaching through CD's and Multimedia (Completed)
  2. UGC, Co-Investigator, " Development and Optimization of Strategies for the Production & Purification of Lovastatin in Large-Scale Fermentation Process and Development of its Synthetic Derivatives, Amount - 11,00,000/= (2004-07) (Completed)
  3. Alkem Pharmaceutical Ltd., Mumbai, "LMWH Production" (2006-08) (Completed)
  4. AICTE, Principal Investigator, ED Cell, Rs. 8, 00, 000/= (2006-2009) (Completed)
  5. DST – TePP, Coordinator, Recurring Grant, Rs. 8, 00, 000/= per year(for full 11th five year plan-2007-12, one year in 10th five year plan-2006-07) (Completed)
  6. DST-TIFAC, Coordinator, SME for carpet Cluster, Bhadohi (1st phase-four months):6,00,000/= (Completed)
  7. DBT, Co-investigator, “Investigation on Polylactic Acid Production for use in Orthopedic Implant” (1st Phase one year-2007-08): Rs. 10,00,000/= (Completed)
  8. DST-Science and Society Programme, Principal Investigator, “Complete Technology of Enzymatic Extraction of Natural Dyes” (three years 2007-10): Rs. 1,08,00,000/= (Completed)
  9. Technology Business Incubator, NSTEDB, DST, New Delhi, Rs. 4.75 crores (Five Years) (Ongoing)
  10. TREMAP, TIFAC, New Delhi, Rs. 8.00 Lakh per annum for 11th Five Year Plan (Ongoing)
Awards, Honours and Memberships of Academic Body
  1. DST-Lockheed Nomination of Indo-US Science Forum for Technology Commercialization at IC2 Institute, University of Texas-Austin, for Years 2010 & 2012.
  2. 2nd National Prize of Ministry of Non conventional Energy for writing Book in Hindi for the year 2005
  3. Consolation prize of BAARC for Technical Writing in Hindi, 2007
  4. Life Member and Secreatry, Malviya Centre for Innovation, Incubation & Entrepreneurship, BHU
  5. Life Member, Indian Institution of Chemical Engineers, Kolkata
  6. Member, Board of Governors, Child Emancipation Society, UK.
  7. Best Paper Awards for the presentation of following Papers in SPI-2003
    1. Target Organophilic Separation by Pervaporation.
    2. Treatment of Synthetically Prepared Chromium Bearing Wastewater Using Thermal Parametric Pumping.
Selected Publications (Maximum 15)
    Research Articles (Peer Reviewed Journals)
  1. Kamal K. Gupta, Namrata Pal, Pradeep K. Mishra, Pradeep Srivastava, Sujata Mohanty, Pralay Maiti, 5-Florouracil loaded poly(lactic acid)-poly(caprolactone) hybrid scaffold: potential chemotherapeutic implant, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, ‘Accepted Article’, doi: 10.1002/jbm.a.34932 (I F - 2.8)
  2. K. K. Gupta, N. L. Singh, A. Pandey, S. Shukla, V. Mishra, S. N. Upadayay, P. Srivastava, N. P. Lalla, P. K. Mishra, Effect of Anatase/Rutile TiO2 Phase Composition on Arsenic Adsorption , Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 2013, 34, 1043–1052, (I F- 0.6)
  3. Kamal K. Gupta, Akshay Kundan, P. K. Mishra, Pradeep Srivastava, Sujata Mohanty, Narendra K. Singh, Abhinay Mishra, Pralay Maiti, Polycaprolactone composites with TiO2 for Potential Nanobiomaterials: Tunable properties using different phases, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2012, 14, 12844–12853 (I F: 03.659)
  4. Kamal K. Gupta, P.K. Mishra, Pradeep Srivastava, Mayank Gangwar, Gopal Nath, Pralay Maiti, Hydrothermal In-situ preparation of TiO2 particles onto poly(lactic acid) electrospun nanofibres, Applies Surface Science, 2013, 264, 375–382 (I F: 02.1)
  5. Somprakas Basu, Rupesh Priya, Tej Bali Singh, Pradeep Srivastava, P.K. Mishra, Vijay K. Shukla, Role of nicotine in gallbladder carcinoma: A preliminary report, Journal of Digestive Diseases, 2012; 13; 536–540 (I F: 1.589)
  6. P. Agarwal, P.K. Mishra, P. Srivastava, Statistical optimization of the electrospinning process for chitosan/ polylactide nanofabrication using response surface methodology, Journal of Material Science, 2012,47, 4262–4269. (I F: 2.015)
  7. P.K. Mishra, Pratibha Singh, Kamal K Gupta, Harish Tiwari, Pradeep Srivastava, Extraction of natural dye from Dhalia variabilis using ultrasound ndian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research, 2012, 37, 83-86 (I F: 0. 5)
  8. Pooja Agarwal, Ankita Mondal, P K Mishra, Pradeep Srivastava, A predictive model for the synthesis of polylactide from lactic acid by response surface methodology, e-Polymers, 2011, 068, 1-11. (I F: 0.515)
  9. Nand Lal Singh, Ram Prashad, P. K. Mishra, Pradeep Srivastava, Kinetics studies of product inhibition in alcoholic fermentation, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research 70, 2011, 373-378 (I F: 0. 587)
  10. Harish C Tiwari, Pratibha Singh, P. K. Mishra, Pradeep Srivastava, Evaluation of various techniques for extraction of natural colorants from pomegranate rind- Ultrasound and enzyme assisted extraction, Indian Journal of Fibre and Textile Research, 35 (3), 2010, 272-276. (I F:0. 5)
  11. Nand Lal Singh1, Pradeep Srivastava, P K Mishra, Studies on ethanol production using immobilized cells of Kluyveromyces thermotolerans in a packed bed reactor, journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, 68, 2009, 617-623 (I F: 0.587)
  12. Kamakshi Gupta , P. K. Mishra , Pradeep Srivastava, Enhanced continuous production of lovastatin using pellets and siran supported growth of Aspergillus terreus in an airlift reactor, Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, 14(2), 2009, 207-212. (I F 1.278)
  13. Kamakshi Gupta, Bodhisatta Maiti, P K Mishra, Pradeep Srivastava, Fuzzy rule-based prediction of lovastatin productivity in continuous mode using pellets of Aspergillus terreus in an airlift reactor, Journal of Biochemical Technology, 2(1),2009, 138-143, (I F: 0.944)
  14. Kamakshi Gupta , P. K. Mishra , Pradeep Srivastava, A Correlative Evaluation of Morphology and Rheology of Aspergillus terreus during Lovastatin Fermentation Biotechnolgy Bioprocess Engineering,12(2), 2007,140-146. (I F: 1.278
  15. P K Mishra, D M Nanagre, V L Yadav, Treatment of chromium bearing wastewater using thermal parametric pumping, Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research, 66, 2007, 79-84, 623 (I F: 0.587)
Books/Chapters in Books:
  1. Proceedings of RAWM-2001, Edited by S.N. Upadhyay, B.N. Rai and P.K. Mishra.
  2. Proceedings of SPI – 2003, Edited by P.K. Mishra, B.N. Rai, K.K. Srivastvs & S,N, Upadhayay.
  3. BIOMASS- Thermo-Chemical Characteristics (in Hindi), Published by CAS, Chem. Engg. & Tech., BHU, Varanasi (2004), Edited by P.K. Mishra, B.N. Rai & S.N. Upadhayay.
  4. Proceedings of BSEC – 2004, Edited by S.N. Upadhayay, S. Kumar, P.K. Mishra.
  5. Development of Renewable Energy Resources: Indian effort (in Hindi), Published by CAS, Chem. Engg. & Tech., BHU, Varanasi (2004), Edited by P.K. Mishra, B.N. Rai & S.N. Upadhayay.
  6. Proceeding of ICSP 2009, Edited by P K Mishra, M K Mondal, P Srivastava.
  7. P.K. Mishra B.N. Rai and S.N. Upadhayay, “Biological Reactors” Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology, (Ed. A. Pandey), Haworth Press, NY, USA, 2004, Pages: 71-81. ISBN:1-56022-980-2
  8. S.N. Upadhayay, P.K. Mishra and B.N. Rai, “Rotating Biological Contactors” Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology, (Ed. A. Pandey), Haworth Press, NY, USA, 2004, Pages: 92-101. ISBN:1-56022-980-2
  9. B.N. Rai, P.K. Mishra, and S.N. Upadhayay, “Trickling Filters” Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology, (Ed. A. Pandey), Haworth Press, NY, USA, 2004, Pages: 102-112. ISBN:1-56022-980-2
  10. P.K. Mishra, B.N. Rai and S.N. Upadhayay, “Waste Stabilization Ponds” Concise Encyclopedia of Bioresource Technology, (Ed. A. Pandey), Haworth Press, NY, USA, 2004, Pages: 113-122. ISBN:1-56022-980-2
  11. P. K. Mishra, “Entrepreneurship” Dynamics of Entrepreneurship Development in Agriculture Basics to Advances,2008, (Ed. Dipak De, Basavaprabhu Jirli), Ganga Kaveri Publishing House, Varanasi, India, Page: 75-80, ISBN:81-85694-58-3
  12. Patents: Indian Patent: K. K. Gupta, P. K. Mishra, P. Srivastava, “3-Dimentional Polymeric hybrid material for bone and Cartilage Lesions and a method of preparing the same” Application No-1124/DEL/2013
Ph.D.’s / M.Tech.’s Supervised / Ongoing :
    Ph.D.s: 14 (Seven Completed and Seven in Progress)
    Completed: 06
  1. Imtyaj Ahmad, Removal of Dyes using non-conventional Adsorbent, Chemical Engineering, IIT (BHU), 2000. (completed)
  2. Shushil Kr. Shukla, “Treatment of Anaerobically Digested Distillery Effluent” Chemical Engineering, IIT (BHU) 2011. (completed)
  3. Deepty Upadhyay, “Studies on the Abrasion-Erosion Corrosion Behaviour of Metallic and Non-metallic Dental Aids and Implants under Varying Environmental Conditions” Department of Chemistry, U P Autonomous College, Varanasi (VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur), 2011. (completed)
  4. Pooja Agrawal, “Synthesis of Polylactide to be used as Electrospun Cells Scaffolds for Cartilage Tissue Engineering”, School of Bio-Chemical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi, 2013. (completed)
  5. Mr. Ali Abdulruda fahan Al-Hamadani, “Some Theoretical and Experimental Studies on Solar Still with Phase Change Material (PCM) as Storage Medium” Mechanical Engineering, IIT-BHU, Varanasi – 2013. (completed)
  6. Kamal Kumar Gupta, “Development of PLA, PCL Composite/Hybrid Nanofibers and Foam for Biomedical Applications” Chemical Engineering, IIT (BHU) 2013. (completed)
  7. Pratibha Singh, “Extraction of Natural Dyes from flowers”, Department of Chemistry, U P Autonomous College, Varanasi (VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur) (completed)
  8. Lata Kumari, “Biodegradation of carpet dye, isolation and identification of bacterial strain from contaminated sites and using in cyclic sequencingtial reactor for treatment” Applied Chemistry, IIT-BHU, Varanasi. (ongoing)
  9. Ashish Kumar Pandey, “Heat transfer and hydrodynamics studies in Microchannel” Chemical Engineering, IIT-BHU, Varanasi. (ongoing)
  10. Abhilasha Dixit, “Ceramic Nanofibre for Heavy Metal removal” Chemical Engineering, MNNIT, Allahabad. (ongoing)
  11. Shyam Sunder Mishra, “Treatment of petroleum refining effluent using composite ultra fitrate membranes” Chemical Engineering, MNNIT, Allahabad.. (ongoing)
  12. Dan Bahadur Pal, "Evalation of Cerium doped catalyst for WGSR" Chemical Engineering, IIT-BHU, Varanasi. (ongoing)
  13. Pardeep Singh, Biodegradation of BTEX compound by using Indigenous organisms” Applied Chemistry, IIT-BHU, Varanasi. (ongoing)
  14. Munish Bindal, “Removal of fluoride from ground water” Chemical Engineering, Uttranchal Technical University. (ongoing)
  15. M.Tech.s

    M. Tech./M.S./M.Phil/M.Sc. Dissertation Supervised: 60

    (Completed: 52, Ongoing: 08)

    M.Tech. Projects – Over 50

Invited Talks/Lectures:
    Over 100 (E-Cell, IIT, Kharagpur; Institution of Charted Accountant Association, Varanasi; Water Works Engineers’ Association of India, Varanasi; Engineers and Technicians’ Meet of NDDB, Teachers Training workshop, NIT, Surat, Orientation & Refresher Courses for University Teachers, Academic Staff College (Over 25), BHU, IIHT, Varanasi, Varanasi and Ramnagar Industrial Associations, Conference/Workshops on Entrepreneurship Development, Cluster Improvement Programs of Fan, Silk & Stone, Seminars organized by Media for the students of Colleges, Carrier Seminars organized by BHU Placement Cells in different faculties and affiliated colleges, Key note address, International Conference, Khajooraho, DST, Technical Institutions of the region )
    Area of Deliberations: Environmental Pollution & Control, Non-conventional Energy Resources, Advanced Separation Processes, Food Processing, Membrane Separation Processes, Biotechnology, Leadership. Motivation, Entrepreneurship, Scientific Temper, Scientific Observation, wastewater Treatment
Seminar/Symposia/Workshop Organized:
  1. Convener, RAWM-2001, IAEM National Conference on Recent Advances in Waste Management, held at IT, BHU during February 23-25, 2001.
  2. Organizing Secretary, SPI-2003, National Conference on Separation in Process Industries, held at Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, IT, BHU during Feb. 14-16, 2003.
  3. Coordinator, Seminar on Entrepreneurship - Opportunities & Challenges, held at IT, BHU on Nov. 8th, 2003
  4. Organizing Secretary, BSEC-2004, National Seminar on Biomass as Source of Energy & Chemicals, held at Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology, IT, BHU during Feb. 28-29, 2004.
  5. Organizing Secretary, URJA-2004, “National Seminar on Energy: Challenges of 21st Century and Environmental Assessment”, jointly organized by BARC, Mumbai and IT, BHU, held at IT, BHU during Dec. 8- 9, 2004.
  6. Organizing Secretary, OPULANCE-05, National Seminar on Emerging Technology and Futuristic Management Trends, Organized by IT, BHU and FMS, BHU, held at IT, BHU during March 12-13, 2005.
  7. Chairman, Kashiyatra, Cultural Festival of IT, BHU, January, 2005
  8. Convener, OPULANCE-06, National seminar on Sustainable Growth Model for India, Organized by Industry-Institute Partnership Cell of IT, BHU, January 14-15, 2006.
  9. Convener, OPULANCE-07, “National Workshop on Genesis of Entrepreneurial Ventures from Technological Innovations” Organized by Industry-Institute Partnership Cell of IT, BHU, January 12-14, 2007
  10. Convener, OPULANCE-08 , Organized by Industry-Institute Partnership Cell of IT, BHU, 18th to20th January, 2008
  11. Convener, National Conference on Fertilizer Technology, to be held at Chemical Engineering, IT, BHU during 7th to 9th March, 2008.
  12. Coordinator, “Reunion of 1982 Batch” held on 25th to 26th December, 2007.
  13. Coordinator, “Reunion of 1977 Batch” held on 31st December, 2007 to 4th January, 2008.
  14. Coordinator, “Reunion of 1983 Batch” held on 28th to 29th December, 2008.
  15. Teacher Coordinator, Magnum Opus, held during Feb.19-22, 2009 at IT, BHU
  16. Convener, International Conference on Separation Process, held during October 20-22, 2009, IT, BHU
  17. President, Kashiyatra, Cultural Festival of IT, BHU, January, 2010.
  18. President, Spardha, annual Spots Festival, IT, BHU, Feb 2010.
  19. Coordinator, Refresher Course on Environmental science & Technology (for University Teachers), Academic Staff College, BHU, October, 24-November 16, 2010
  20. Coordinator, Faculty Development Programme in Entrepreneurship in collaboration with EDI, Northern Regional center, Lucknow, Dec 19-30, 2004, Dec 12-21, 2008, Dec 13-24, 2010, 27th June-7th July, 2012: Four
  21. Coordinator, Workshop on Business Skill Development (One Month), IT, BHU, January, 2011 (in collaboration with MSME, N Delhi)
  22. Coordinator, Entrepreneurship Development in Biotechnology (One Month), IT, BHU, February, 2011 (in collaboration with MSME, N Delhi)
  23. Entrepreneurship Awareness Camp for Science and Technology Students in Collaboration with EDI, Northern Regional center, Lucknow: Fifteen Camps
  24. Innovators Camps: Four
  25. Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP): Four
  26. TePP Awareness Camp: Ten
Experience in Educational Administration
  1. Deputy Coordinator, Centre of Advanced Studies, Chemical Engineering, January 2012 onwards
  2. President, IT Gymkhana, IT, BHU, 2009-2010
  3. Chief Coordinator, Institute Industry Partnership Cell, IT, BHU, 2005-09
  4. Member Core Committee, Barkachha Campus, Mirzapur, 2006-08
  5. Coordinator, Centre of Education Technology, IT, BHU, 2010-till date
  6. Member, IPR Cell, B.H.U. , 2006-2010
  7. Member, Technology Transfer Cell, BHU, 2008-10
  8. Member, BHU Resurgence Committee, 2006-08
  9. Proctor, Banaras Hindu University, 2005-2010
  10. Chairman, Cultural Wing, IT Gymkhana, 2005 -2006
  11. Vice-Chairman, Literary Wing, IT Gymkhana, IT, BHU, 2002
  12. Vice-Chairman, Dramatics, IT Gymkhana, IT, BHU, 1999 to 2001
  13. Member, Core Committee, Malviya Kendra for Rural Development
  14. In-charge, Examination, Dept. of Chem. Engg. & Tech., IT, BHU, 1999-2004
  15. Purchase Secretary, Department of Chemical Engineering, IT, BHU, 99-03, June 2012 onwards
  16. Teacher In-charge Training, Chemical Engineering, June, 2012 onwards
  17. Member, Committee for Formulating the Constitution of IT Alumni Sangam - 2004
  18. Observer, PMT, BHU
  19. Actively involved in SET, UET, PET of the University
  20. Co-Coordinator, NET Examination, IT Center, 2002 -2005
  21. Member, Board of Studies, Agrasen Kanya Autonomous PG College, Varanasi, 2003-2006
  22. Member, Board of Studies, S.V.D.V., BHU, 2004 – till date
  23. Member Editorial Board: Prajnan: BHU Journal, 2008-till date Member of Advisory Board, Nav Gavesana (International Research Journal) (ISSN: 0976-9455)