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Dr. Ram Sharan Singh
Department of Chemical Engineering & Technology
Area of Interest: 
Bioremediation of Liquid, Solid and Gaseous Waste, Biofuel, Monitoring and Physicochemical Characterization of Black Carbon in Indo Gangatic Plane, Green Technology, Process Control, Physicochemical Characterization of Ayurvedic Formulations

Born in 1975, Prof. R.S. Singh obtained his B.Tech. (H.B.T.I. Kanpur), M.Tech. (IIT Kanpur) Ph.D. (Chem. Eng.) degree from IIT(BHU). He started his career as Lecturer in BITS, Pilani in 1999 and promoted as Professor in IIT(BHU) in 2015. Prof. Singh has supervised 37 M.Tech./MD and 08 Ph.D. theses, authored/co-authored/presented over 100 technical papers with total impact of 172, one book and four book chapters and successfully completed projects sanctioned by ISRO, DRDO, MoEF, DST etc. He has organized 10 seminar/ workshop/ lecture series. He also contributed significantly in the Institute and University administration.
He is the recipient of several Awards and Honours like Rastriya Fertilizer and Chemical Award by Fertilizer Association of India, Publication award by IIT (BHU) Global Alumni Association and Fellow by Institute of Engineers (India). 

<a href="">R S Singh on ResearchGate</a> 

1997                GET, TATA Chemicals, Babrala, U.P.
1999                Lecturer, BITS Pilani, Rajasthan
1999                Lecturer, BIET Jhansi, U.P.
2002                Lecturer, IT BHU, Varanasi, U.P.
2007                Reader, IT BHU, Varanasi, U.P.
2010                Associate Professor, IT BHU, Varanasi, U.P.
2015                Professor, IIT(BHU), Varanasi, U.P.

Process Dynamics and Control
Fluid Particle Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
Heat Transfer Operation
Transport Phenomenon
Process Instrumentation
Chemical Reaction Engineering

Post Doctorate Fellows (PDF)
Dr. Balendu Shekhar Giri (Institute PDF) - Working in the area of Bioremediation of Waste, Biochar
Dr. Arpana Yadav (National PDF) - Working on production and applications of  Algae for waste management and biofuel
Dr. Alok Kumar Srivastava ( National PDF) - Completed

Ph.D. (Completed)
2013    Archana Singh             Studies on Methane Archaea in Rice Eco-System
2014    Swashank Singh         Coconut Curd – An Excellent Health Supplement
2015    Pankaj Rai                   Physicochemical Characterization and Thereputic Study of Abharaka Bhasma
2015    Richa Mishra               Physicochemical Characterization and Thereputic Study of Shilajit
2015    Raisul Hasan               Viscous Fingering Through Porous Media in Microgravity
2016    Navneeta                     Biodegaradation of Isoprene (VOCs) using Modified Biofilter Media
2017    Sudeep Yadav             Prioritization of Different Available Biomass for the Production of Renewable Energy in Indian Context using Mult-Criteria Decision Making Methodology
2017    Sanjay Singh               Studies on Biodegradation of Volatile Organic Compounds
2018    Veena Singh                Synthesis and Characterization of Biodiesel

Ph.D. (Ongoing)
Mr. Manish Kureel                 Biodegradation of Organic Liquid Waste
Mr. Munna Kumar                  Process Dynamics and Control (Broad area)
Ms. Nirupama Patra              Application of Nano-fluid (Broad area)
Mr. Sunil Kumar Yadav          Physicochemical Characterization and Particle Size Distribution of the Aerosol Produced during Burning of Carbonaceous Materials
Ms. Amrita Shahi                   Application of Biocomposites for Bioremediation of Waste
Mr. Manish Kumar                 Monitoring and Physicochemical Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosol
Shri Durga Prasad                 Non Linear Control

M.Tech. Dissertations – 36 (Completed), 05(Ongoing)
M.D. Dissertations – 02(Completed)
M.Tech. Projects – 37 (Completed)

2004                Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) using Biofiltration, ITBHU, Seed money, 50,000/-

2005-2008       Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds using Biofiltration, AICTE, NewDelhi, Amount - 8.25 Lakhs

2005-2008       Biological Control of Volatile Organic & Malodorous Compounds, MoEF, New Delhi, Amount- 7.95 Lakhs

2007-Cont.      Aerosol and Black Carbon Monitoring in Indo-Gangatic Plane, VSSC, ISRO, Amount - 42.00 Lakhs and  5 Lakhs/Year

2010-2013       Studies on Methanogenic Archae Bacterial Community Structure and Function in Rice Ecosystem by Using Molecular and Ecological Approach, DST India, Amount – 30.00 Lakhs

2014-2015       Sprouting Grant for Enhancement of Facilities, IIT(BHU), Amount – 5 Lakhs

2015-2017       Design of High Temperature Facility for Graphite Dust Transport, BNRS, BARC, India, Amount – 55 Lakhs

2015-2017       Design and Innovation Hub, IIT(BHU), Amount – 3 Lakhs (Approx.)

2015-2016       DST-TIFAC Internship Programme, Amount – 5 Lakhs

2016-2017       DST-TIFAC Internship Programme, Amount – 5 Lakhs

2017-2018       Energy Centre, IIT (BHU), Studies on Biofuel Cell, Amount – 4 Lakhs

2018-2019       Development of Hybrid System for Decolonization of Dye Waste Containing Waste Water, DIH - Project Varanasi -  8 Lakhs


2018-2019       Institute Research Project, Hybrid Bioreactor , Amount - 15 Lakhs


Sambhawika Srivastava, Manish Kumar, R S Singh, BN Rai, Rajesh Kumar Mall and Tirthankar Banerjee, Long-term observation of black carbon aerosols at an urban location over central Indo-Gangetic Plain, South Asia, Atmosfera, Jan 2019 (IF -1.083)
2. Vikash Bharti, Kumar Vikrant, Mandavi Goswami, Himanshu Tiwari, Ravi Kumar Sonwani, Jechan Lee, Daniel C.W. Tsang, Ki-Hyun Kim,Mohd Saeed, Sunil Kumar, Birendra Nath Rai, Balendu Shekher Giri, Ram Sharan Singh, Biodegradation of methylene blue dye in a batch and continuous mode using biochar as packing media, Environment Research 171 (2029), 356-364 (IF – 4.732)
3. Nirupama Patra, R.S. Singh and P. Ghosh, BUBBLE DYNAMICS IN DILUTE OXIDE BASED NANOFLUID FLOW BOILING, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (Accepted) (IF -3.89)
4. Munna Kumar, Durga Prasad, Balendu Shekher Giri, R S Singh, Accepted Manuscript Title: Temperature control of fermentation bioreactor for ethanol production using IMC-PID controller Temperature control of fermentation bioreactor for ethanol production using IMC-PID controller, Biotechnology Reports, February 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.btre.2019.e00319
5.. Ravi Kumar Sonwani , Ganesh Swain, Balendu Shekher Giri, R.S. Singh and B.N. Rai, A novel comparative study of modified carriers in moving bed biofilm reactor for the treatment of wastewater: Process optimization and kinetic study, Bioresource Technology,  February 2019, DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.02.121
6. Ravi Kumar Sonwani, Balendu Shekher Giri, Tapas Das, R.S.Singh and B.N.Rai,  Biodegradation of fluorene by neoteric LDPE immobilized Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes NRSS3 in a packed bed bioreactor and analysis of external mass transfer correlation,  PROCESS BIOCHEMISTRY 77:106-112, DOI: 10.1016/j.procbio.2018.11.015


  1. R.K. Sonwani, B.S. Giri, T. Das, R.S. Singh, B.N. Rai, Biodegradation of fluorene by neoteric LDPE immobilized Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes NRSS3 in a packed bed bioreactor and analysis of external mass transfer correlation, Process Biochemistry,
  2. Nandita Singh, Tirthankar Banerjee, Made P. Raju, Karine Deboudt, Meytar Sorek-Hamer, Ram S. Singh and Rajesh K. Mall, Aerosol chemistry, transport, and climatic implications during extreme biomass burning emissions over the Indo-Gangetic Plain, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18(19):14197-14215, DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-14197-2018
  3. M. K. Rai, B. S. Giri, Y. Nath, H. Bajaj, S. Soni, R. P. Singh, R. S. Singh and B. N. Rai, Adsorption of hexavalent chromium from aqueous solution by activated carbon prepared from almond shell: kinetics, equilibrium and thermodynamics study, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology – AQUA, August 2018, DOI:10.2166/aqua.2018.047
  4. Akbar Ali A. M, Karthikeyan R. K, Sentamil Selvan M, Mithilesh K. Rai, Madhangi Priyadharshini, Maheswari N, Janani Sree G, Padmanaban V. C, and R. S. Singh, Removal of Reactive Orange 16 by adsorption onto activated carbon prepared from rice husk ash: statistical modelling and adsorption kinetics; Separation Science and Technology 00(00):1-9; DOI:10.1080/01496395.2018.1559856
  5. Nandita Singh, Vishnu Murari, Tirthankar Banerjee,Ram S. Singh and Rajesh K. Mall, Aerosol characteristics during Intense crop residue burning: A case study over Indo-Gangetic Plain, Proceedings of Conference: International Aerosol Conference 2018, September 2018, At: St. Louis, Missouri
  6. Arpana Yadav, Dhananjay Kumar, Ram Sharan Singh, Lalit K. Pandey and Jyoti Rai, Seasonal variations in response of periphytic algal community to nutrient enrichment in the river Ganga (Varanasi, India), Ann. Limnol. - Int. J. Lim. 2018, 54, 32,
  7. Kangkan Roy, Kapil Mohan Verma ,Kumar Vikrant , Mandavi Goswami , Ravi Kumar Sonwani  , Birendra Nath Rai , Kowsalya Vellingiri , Ki-Hyun Kim , Balendu Shekher Giri and Ram Sharan Singh, Removal of Patent Blue (V) Dye Using Indian Bael Shell Biochar: Characterization, Application and Kinetic Studies, Sustainability 2018, 10, 2669; doi:10.3390/su10082669 (Impact Factor – 2.177).
  8. M.K. Kureel, S.R. Geed, B.N. Rai, R.S. Singh,  Novel investigation of the performance of continuous packed bed bioreactor (CPBBR) by isolated Bacillus sp. M4 and proteomic study, Bioresource Technology 266 (2018) 335–342 (Impact Factor – 5.65).
  9. Vikrant K, Kailasa SK, Tsang DCW, Lee SS, Kumar P, Giri BS, Singh RS, Kim K-H, Biofiltration of hydrogen sulfide: Trends and challenges, Journal of Cleaner Production(2018),doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.03.188.  (Impact Factor 6.20)
  10. Sachin Geed, Sachin Prasad, MK Kureel, RS Singh, BN Rai, Biodegradation of wastewater in alternating aerobic-anoxic lab scale pilot plant by Alcaligenes sp. S 3 isolated from agricultural field, Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 214, 15 May 2018, Pages 408-41. (Impact Factor – 4.01)
  11. K Vikrant, KH Kim, YS Ok, DCW Tsang, YF Tsang, BS Giri, RS Singh, Engineered/designer biochar for the removal of phosphate in water and wastewater, Science of the Total Environment 616, 1242-1260, 2018 (Impact Factor – 4.90)
  12. K Vikrant, BS Giri, N Raza, K Roy, KH Kim, BN Rai, RS Singh, Recent advancements in bioremediation of dye: Current status and challenges, Bioresource Technology, 2018 (Accepted). (Impact Factor – 5.65).
  13. Ravi Kumar Sonwani, Balendu Shekhar Giri, Sachin Rameshrao Geed, Anjney Sharma, Ram Sharan Singh, Birendra Nath Rai, Combination of UV–Fenton oxidation process with biological technique for treatment of PAHs using Pseudomonas pseudoalcaligenes NRSS3 isolated from petroleum contaminated site, Indian Journal of Experimental Biology , 56, 460-469, 2018 (Impact Factor – 1.115)
  14. MdAbuTalha, MandaviGoswami, B.S.Giri, AnjaneySharma, B.N.Rai, R.S.Singh, Bioremediation of Congo red dye in immobilized batch and continuous packed bed bioreactor by Brevibacillus parabrevis using coconut shell bio-char, Bioresource Technology, 252, 37-43, 2018.  (Impact Factor – 5.65)
  15. S. Tiwari,  R.K. Singh , A.K. Srivastava , V.K. Soni , Suresh Tiwari , R.S. Singh , M.K. Srivastava and A.K. Singh, Identification of Aerosol Sources and Its Characterization at Varanasi: An Air Mass Based Study, International Journal of Earth and Atmospheric Science,  5 (1),  19-35, 2018
  16. SR Geed, M.K.Kureel, S.Prasad, R.S.Singh, B.N.Rai, Novel study on biodegradation of malathion and investigation of mass transfer correlation using alginate beads immobilized Bacillus sp. S4 in bioreactor, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Volume 6, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages 3444-3450
  17.  Kumar Vikrant, Harshil Nagar,  Raja Anand,  Anjney Sharma,  Sang-Hun Lee, Balendu Shekher Giri, Ki-Hyun Kim and Ram Sharan Singh, Biodegradation of toluene vapor by evaporative cooler model based biofilter, ANALYTICALSCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 31 No. 2, 1-8, 2018
  18. B.S. Shrirame, S.R. Geed, A. Raj, S. Prasad, M.K. Rai, A.K. Singh, R.S. Singh and  B.N. Rai,  Optimization of Supercritical Extraction of Coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) Seed and Characterization of Essential Ingredients (2018), Journal of Essential Oil Bearing Plants, DOI: 10.1080/0972060X.2018.1470943

  1. N Patra, V Gupta, E Pradyumna, R Singh, P Ghosh, RS Singh, A Nayak Delay in DNB for flow boiling of diluted oxide based nanofluids, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 89, 211-218, 2017. (Impact Factor – 2.83)
  2. M Kumar, MP Raju, RS Singh, T Banerjee, Impact of drought and normal monsoon scenarios on aerosol induced radiative forcing and atmospheric heating in Varanasi over middle Indo-Gangetic Plain, Journal of Aerosol Science, 113, 95-107, 2017 (Impact Factor – 2.04)
  3. K Vikrant, KH Kim, JE Szulejko, SK Pandey, RS Singh, BS Giri Richard JC Brown, S-H Lee, Asian Journal of Atmospheric Environment (AJAE) 11 (3), 2017
  4. Singh RS, Dubey SK, Efficacy of wood charcoal and its modified form as packing media for biofiltration of isoprene. J Environ Manage. 96, 252-260, 2017. (Impact Factor – 4.01)
  5. Nandita Singh, Alaa MhawishKarine Deboudt, R.S. Singh, Tirthankar Banerjee, Organic aerosols over Indo-Gangetic Plain: Sources, distributions and climatic implications, Atmospheric Environment, 157, 59-74, 2017. (Impact Factor – 3.63)
  6. Kureel MK, Geed SR, Giri BS, Rai BNSingh RS, Biodegradation and kinetic study of benzene in bioreactor packed with PUF and alginate beads and immobilized with Bacillus sp. M3. Bioresour Technol. 82, 92-100, 2017. (Impact Factor – 5.65)
  7. Kanjanarong JGiri BSJaisi DPOliveira FR, Boonsawang P, Chaiprapat SSingh RSBalakrishna AKhanal SK, Removal of hydrogen sulfide generated during anaerobic treatment of sulfate-laden wastewater using biochar: Evaluation of efficiency and mechanisms. Bioresour Technol. 234, 115-121, 2017. (Impact Factor – 5.65)
  8. Geed SRShrirame BSSingh RSRai BN, Assessment of pesticides removal using two-stage Integrated Aerobic Treatment Plant (IATP) by Bacillus sp. isolated from agricultural field, Bioresour Technol. 242, 45-54, 2017. (Impact Factor – 5.65)
  9. Singh KGiri BSSahi AGeed SRKureel MKSingh SDubey SKRai BNKumar SUpadhyay SNSingh RS, Biofiltration of xylene using wood charcoal as the biofilter media under transient and high loading conditions, Bioresour Technol. 242, 351-358, 2017. (Impact Factor – 5.65)
  10. Nirupama Patra, Vivek Gupta, R.S.Singh, Arun Nayak, Ravi Singh, P.Ghosh, An Experimental Analysis of Quenching of Continuously heated vertical rod with aqueous Al2O3 nanofluid, Resource-Efficient Technologies, 3 (4), 378-384, 2017.
  11. Sachin Geed, Avinash Raj, M K Kureel, Vijay Pratap Singh, Sumit Kumar, Balendu Giri, B.N.Rai, R S Singh, Studies on removal of Atrazine by coupling Fenton reaction with bioreactor in series, Indian journal of experimental biology , 55, 498-505, 2017. (Impact Factor – 1.165)
  12. Vikash Bharti, Amrita Shahi, Sachin Geed, M.K. Kureel, B.N. Rai, Surendra Kumar, B.S. Giri, R S Singh, Biodegradation of reactive orange 16 dye in the packed bed bioreactor using seeds of Ashoka and Casuarina as packing media, Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 16, 216-221,  2017. (Impact Factor – 0.29)
  13. Amrita Shahi, BN Rai, R S Singh, A comparative study of a bio fuel cell with two different proton exchange membrane for the production of electricity from waste water, Resource-Efficient Technologies, 3(1), 78-81, 2017.
  14. Manish Kumar, M P Raju,  Raj Kumar Singh, Abhay Kumar Singh, R.S. Singh and Tirthankar Banerjee, Wintertime characteristics of aerosols over middle Indo-Gangetic Plain: Vertical profile, transport and radiative forcing, Atmospheric Research,  183, 268-282, 2017 (Impact Factor – 3.4)
  15. Banerjee, T and Kumar, M and Mall, RK and Singh, RS; Airing ‘clean air’in Clean India Mission; Environmental Science and Pollution Research; 1-15, 2017. (Impact Factor – 2.97)
  16. Geed, SR and Kureel, MK and Giri, BS and Singh, RS and Rai, BN, Performance evaluation of Malathion biodegradation in batch and continuous packed bed bioreactor (PBBR), Bioresource Technology, 227, 56-65, 2017. (Impact Factor – 5.65)
  17. BS Giri, Mandavi Goswami and RS Singh, Review on Application of Agro-Waste Biomass Biochar for Adsorption and Bioremediation of Dye, J Sci & Tech Res 1(7)-2017. BJSTR. MS.ID.000585.

  1. Kumar, M and Singh, RK and Murari, V and Singh, AK and Singh, RS and Banerjee, T, Fireworks induced particle pollution: A spatio-temporal analysis, Atmospheric Research, 180, 78-91, 2016. (Impact Factor – 3.337)
  2. Kureel, MK and Shukla, AK and Geed, SR and Rai, BN and Singh, RS, Biodegradation of Benzene by Isolated Bacillus SP-M3 Immobilized in PUF and Alginate in Continuous Packed Bioreactor, Separation Technologies in Chemical, Biochemical, Petroleum and Environmental Engineering, 34, 2016
  3. Rai, MK and Shahi, G and Meena, V and Meena, R and Chakraborty, S and Singh, RS and Rai, BN, Removal of Hexavalent Chromium Cr (VI) Using Activated Carbon Prepared from Mango Seed Kernel Activated with H3PO4, Separation Technologies in Chemical, Biochemical, Petroleum and Environmental Engineering, 68, 2016
  4. Shahi, Amrita and Rai, BN and Singh, RS, A comparative study of a bio fuel cell with two different proton exchange membrane for the production of electricity from waste water, Separation Technologies in Chemical, Biochemical, Petroleum and Environmental Engineering, 78, 2016
  5. Kureel, MK and Geed, SR and Giri, BS and Shukla, AK and Rai, BN and Singh, RS;  Removal of aqueous benzene in the immobilized batch and continuous packed bed bioreactor by isolated Bacillus sp. M1; Resource-Efficient Technologies; 2,S87--S95, 2016.
  6. Rai, MK and Shahi, G and Meena, V and Meena, R and Chakraborty, S and Singh, RS and Rai, BN; Removal of hexavalent chromium Cr (VI) using activated carbon prepared from mango kernel activated with H 3 PO 4; Resource-Efficient Technologies;2,S63-S70,2016.
  7. Kumar, Munna and Singh, RS; Comparison of non-linear, linearized 2nd order and reduced to FOPDT models of CSTR using different tuning methods; Resource-Efficient Technologies; 2,S71-S75, 2016.        
  8. SR Geed, AK Shukla, Manish Kureel, R.S.Singh, BN Rai, Biodegradation of Malathion and Evaluation of Kinetic Parameters Using Three Bacterial Species, Resource-Efficient Technologies, 2(1), S3-S11, 2016.  
  9. Amrita Shahi · B N Rai · R S Singh, Analysis of Metabolites and Carbon Balance in the Biofilteration of Cumene Using Loofa Sponge as Biofilter Media, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 180(2), 338-348, 2016 (Impact Factor- 1.4)
  10. V.C.Padmanaban, Sachin Ramesh Rao Geed,  Anant Achary, R S Singh, Kinetic Studies on Degradation of Reactive Red 120 dye in Immobilized Packed Bed Reactor by Bacillus cohnii RAPT1, Bioresource Technology, 213, 39-43, 2016.  (Impact Factor – 5.65)
  11. Navnita Srivastva · Ram S. Singh · Siddh N. Upadhyay · Suresh K. Dubey, Degradation kinetics and metabolites in continuous biodegradation of isoprene Bioresour Technol., 206, 275-278, 2016 (Impact Factor – 5.65)
  12. B. P. Singh · S. Tiwari · P. K. Hopke · R. S. Singh · D. S. Bisht · A. K. Srivastava · R. K. Singh · U.C. Dumka · A. K. Singh · B.N. Rai · M. K. Srivastava, Seasonal Inhomogeneity of Soot Particles over the Central Indo-Gangetic Plains, India: Influence of Meteorology, Acta Meteorologica Sinica , 29(6), 935-949, 2016 (Impact Factor – 1.116)

  1. Sanjay Singh, B.N. Rai and R.S. Singh, Biofiltration of styrene using composite beads of compost as modified biofilter media, Research Journal of Chemistry, 20(5), 43-46, 2016 (Impact Factor 0.30)
  2. Manish Kumar Kureel · Sachin Geed · Awadhesh Kumar Shukla ·Birendra Nath Rai · Ram Sharan Singh, Bioremediation of Volatile Organic Compound Benzene by P.putida(1192), Journal of Basic and Applied Engineering 2( 23); 1997-1999 2015.  
  3. Vishnu murari, Manish Kumar, Nandita singh, R S Singh and Tirthankar Banerjee, Particulate morphology and elemental characteristics: Variability at middle Indo-Gangetic Plain, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 73(2), 165-179,   2016 (Impact Factor – 1.95)
  4. Manoj K Srivastava , Suresh Tiwari, Bhanu Pratap Singh, Atul Srivastava, R S Singh, B. N. Rai, abhay singh, Deewan Singh Bisht, Umesh Chandra,  "Seasonal inhomogeneity of soot particle over central Indo-Gangetic Plains, India : Influence of meteorology" Journal of Meteorological Research, 29(6),935–949, 2015 (Impact Factor 1.116)
  5. N Srivastva, AK Shukla, RS Singh, SN Upadhyay, SK Dubey, Characterization of bacterial isolates from rubber dump site and their use in biodegradation of isoprene in batch and continuous bioreactors, Bioresource Technology, 188, 84-91, 2015.(Impact Factor 5.65). 
  6. Tirthankar Banarjee,  RS Singh, M Kumar, Associating airborne particulates and human health: Exploring possibilities, Environment International, 84, 201–202, 2015 (Impact Factor 5.66)
  7. R S Singh, Manish Kumar, Tirthankar Banarjee, Mineral Dust: The Underestimated Component of Earth system, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 2015  (Impact Factor 1.85)
  8. Deepshikha Singh, Krishnapriya Yadav, Deepshikha, R.S.Singh, Bio-fixation of carbon dioxide using mixed culture of microalgae, Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 14, 228-232, 2015. (Impact Factor 0.29)
  9. Sanjay Singh, J Verma, B.N. Rai and R.S. Singh, Biodegradation of vapour phase benzene toluene and xylene (BTX) using compost based modified biofilter, Indian Journal of Biotechnology, 14, 228-232, 2015. (Impact Factor 0.29)
  10.  PP Said, OP Arya, RC Pradhan, RS Singh, BN Rai, Separation of Oleoresin from Ginger Rhizome Powder Using Green Processing Technologies, Journal of Food Process Engineering,38(2), 107-114, 2015. ( Impact Factor:0.83)
  11. Sanjay Singh, B.N. Rai, S. Naidu and R.S. Singh, Biofiltration of styrene using composite beads of wood charcoal and compost as modified biofilter media, Research Journal of Chemistry, 19(9), 33-38, 2015 (Impact Factor 0.30)
  12. Geed S.R., Kureel M.K., Singh R.S., Rai B.N., Study of bioremediation of Hazardous Pollutants - Malathion Pesticide in Contaminated Soil by Bacterial pseudomonas sp., Energy Technology & Ecological Concerns: A Contemporary Approach, 98-102, ISBN: 978-81-93024-71-3, 2015.
  13. Sudeep Yadav, Amitabh Srivastava, R.S. Singh, Selection and Ranking of Multi faceted Criteria for the Prioritization of most Appropriate Biomass Energy Sources foe the Production of Renewal Energy in Indian Perspective USING Analytic Hierarchy Process, International Journal of Engineering Technology Science and Research, Volume 2, 89-98, 2015.
  14. Sudeep Yadav, Amitabh Srivastava, R.S. Singh, Selection and Ranking of Multi faceted Criteria for the Prioritization of most Appropriate Conversion Technology for Biomass to Biofuel in Indian Perspective Using Analytic Hierarchy Process, 3(1), 869-881, 2015 (ISSN 2348-7550). .   
  15. Sudeep Yadav, Amitabh Srivastava, R.S. Singh,  “Prioritization of Multifaceted Criteria for the Different CO2 Removal Technologies from Biogas Using Analytic Hierarchy Process” in “International Journal of Advance Research in Science & Engineering (ISSN 2319-8354)”, 04 (01), 310-320, 2015.
  16. Sudeep Yadav, Amitabh Srivastava, R.S. Singh, “Ranking of Multifaceted Criteria for the Different H2S Removal Technologies from Biogas Using Analytic Hierarchy Process” in “International Journal of Advance Technology in Engineering and Science (ISSN 2348-7550)”,03 (01), 2015, 60-70.
  17. M Yadav, N Srivastva, AK Shukla, RS Singh, SN Upadhyay, SK Dubey, Efficacy of Aspergillus sp. for Degradation of Chlorpyrifos in Batch and Continuous Aerated Packed Bed Bioreactors,  Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 175, 16-24, (2015).( Impact Factor; 1.735)

2014 and before
  1. M Yadav, N Srivastva, RS Singh, SN Upadhyay, SK Dubey, Biodegradation of chlorpyrifos by Pseudomonas sp. in a continuous packed bed bioreactor Bioresource technology 165, (2014), 265-269. (Impact Factor 5.33)
  2. Pankaj Rai, Neeraj Kumar and R.S. Singh, Role of Media in the Pharmaceutical Processing of Abhraka Bhasma – X-Ray Fluorence and Energy Dispertive  X Ray Analysis Study, 4(3), 326-330, 2014.
  3. Ak. Tiwari, S.R. Geed, R.S. Singh, B.N. Rai, Extraction of Essential Oil from Gomphrena Celosiodes by Green Separation Technology, International Journal of Basic and Applied Biology, 2(20, 18-22, 2014.
  4. R.S.Singh, B.N. Rai, M.K. Srivastava, Awadhesh Shukla, S.K. Dubey, Bacterial Contamination in Air Borne Particulates (PM2.5 and PM10),, Proceedings of IASTA – 2014, BHU, Varanasi.
  5. S. K. Dubey,Alpana Singh , R.S. Singh and S.N. Upadhyay, Changes in methanogenic population size and CH4 production potential in response to crop phenology in tropical rice field, Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 57 (2013), 972-978. (Impact Factor – 4.87)
  6. Singh S, Sombhatla S.S., Rai BN, and Singh RS, Removal of MEK, Toluene and Xylene (MTX) from Air Using Modified Wood Charcoal Beads as Biofilter Media, World Journal of Environmental Biosciences, 2(1), 21-30, 2013.
  7. Raisul Hasan1, Pradyumna Ghosh1, R. S. Singh, Viscous fingering through two dimensional porous layer in microgravity environment, International Journal of Astrophysics and Space Science, 1(1): 1-6 (2013)
  8. K. Maya , S.N. Upadhyay , R.S. Singh , Suresh K. Dubey , Degradation kinetics of chlorpyrifos and 3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridinol (TCP) by fungal communities, Bioresource Technology 126, (2012), 216-223. (Impact Factor 5.65)
  9. Alpana Singh, R S Singh, S N Upadhyay, C G Joshi , Ajay K Tripathi and  Suresh K Dubey, Community structure of methanogenic archaea and 1 methane production associated with compost-treated tropical rice field soil, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 82(1), 2012, 1-17. (Impact Factor – 3.72)
  10. R Pathak, RS Singh, N Kumar, Pharmaceutical study of Shilajatu Processed in different media, International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine 3 (4),218-221,  2012.
  11. K. Maya, R.S. Singh, S.N. Upadhyay, Suresh K. Dubey, Kinetic analysis reveals bacterial efficacy for biodegradation of chlorpyrifos and its hydrolyzing metabolite TCP, Process Biochemistry, 46 (2011), 2130–2136. (Impact Factor – 2.49)
  12. Shukla A.K., Singh R.S., Upadhyay S.N., Dubey S. K.,Substrate inhibition during bio-filtration of TCE using diazotrophic bacterial community, Bioresource Technology, 102, (2011), 3561–3563. (Impact Factor 5.65)
  13. Singh Kiran, Singh R.S. , Rai B.N., Upadhyay S.N.,  Biofiltration of toluene using wood charcoal as the biofilter media, Bioresource Technology 101, (2010), 3947–3951. (Impact Factor 5.65)
  14. Shukla A.K., Vishwakarma Pranjali , Singh R.S., Upadhyay S.N., Dubey S. K.,  Bio-filtration of trichloroethylene using diazotrophic bacterial community, Bioresource Technology 101, (2010), 2126–2133. (Impact Factor 5.65)
  15. Shukla A K, Vishwakarma Pranjali , Singh R S, Upadhyay S N, Dubey S K,  “Kinetics of biofiltration of trichloroethylene by methanotrophs in presence of methanol”, Bioresource Technology, 101(21), 2010, 8119-8126. (Impact Factor 5.65)
  16. Singh R S ,, Rai B N & Upadhyay S N, “Removal of toluene vapour from air stream using a biofilter packed with polyurethane foam”, Process Saftey and Enviro. Protection, 88, (2010) 366-371. (Impact Factor 2.91)
  17. Pankaj Rai, Vikas M. Gupta, Richa Pathak, Laxmi Narayan Gupta, Neeraj Kumar, Importance Of Media In The Pharmaceutical Processing’s Of Metals And Minerals - Scanning Electron Microscopy Study And Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis Of Abhraka (Biotite), International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2 (4) 2010.
  18. Pankaj Rai, Neeraj Kumar, R. S. Singh, Richa Pathak and L.N. Gupta, Standardization of Abharka Sodhana – a pharmaceutical study, Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal, 3(1), 2010
  19. Pankaj Rai, Neeraj Kumar and R.S.Singh, Role of Media in the pharmaceutical processing of Krishna Vajra Abhraka – A Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Study (FTIR), Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal, 2(1), 73-78 (2009)
  20. Singh R.S. Agnihotri S.S., Upadhyay S.N., Removal of toluene vapour using agro-waste as biofilter media, Bioresource Technology, 97(18), (2006), 2296-2301. (Impact Factor 5.65)
  21. Singh R.S., Rai B.N., Upadhyay S.N., Performance evaluation of an agro waste based biofilter treating toluene vapour, Environmental Technology, 27(4), (2006), 349-357. (Impact Factor 1.79)
  22. V. Krishnan, Lalit K. Paliwal & R.S.Singh, MODEL FOR PREDICTING FINAL TEMPERATURE AND RESIDENCE TIME OF UREA PRILLS, Indian Jl. of Fertilisers, 01, 17-23 (2005).
  23. Singh, R.S., Srivastava, A.K. & Sachan, A.K., Level of Air Contaminant in Jhansi City, Indian Journal of Environmental Protection, 22, 327 – 328 (2003).

Book/Book Chapters:

  1. Proceedings of Recent Advances in Waste Management (RAWM), Department of     Chemical Engineering & Technology, IT, BHU, Varanasi, Feb-2009. ISBN No- 978-81- 920812-0-5.
  2. R S Singh, B N Rai, Kiran Singh and S N Upadhyaya, Removal of Toluene Vapour from Air Stream Using a Biofilter packed with Polyurethene Foam, Environmental Science and Engineering, Daya Publishing House, 439-456, New Delhi, 2013, ISBN 978-81-7035-4.
  3. B N Rai, Kiran Singh and R S Singh, A Review of Aqueous Phase Catalytic Oxidation for Environmental Application, Environmental Science and Engineering, Daya Publishing House, 439-456, New Delhi, 2013, ISBN 978-81-7035-4.
  4. Kiran Singh, R S Singh, B N Rai and S N Kaul, Biofilteration, Pollution Abatement and Control, Daya Publishing House ( A Division of Astral International Private Limited), 58-80, New Delhi, 2014, ISBN 978-93-5124-284-0.
  5. Kiran Singh, R S Singh, B N Rai, S N Upadhyay and S N Kaul, Biofilteration of Xylene Using Wood Charcoal as Biofiler Media, Pollution Abatement and Control, Daya Publishing House ( A Division of Astral International Private Limited), 81-94, New Delhi, 2014, ISBN 978-93-5124-284-0.


Institute Level

2017-2018                              Chairman, Press and Publicity, IIT(BHU)
2017-Continue                        Coordinator, Project Varanasi, IIT(BHU)
2016, 2017                              Convener, Technical and Souvenir Committee, Alumni Meet, IIT(BHU)
2017, 2018                              Chairman, Institute Day, IIT(BHU)
2014-2015, 2016-cont.            Councilor, Sports Wing, IIT(BHU)
2015-cont.                               Coordinator, DST-MSME-TIFAC, IIT(BHU)
2014, 2015, 2016                    Dy. Chief Election Officer to Conduct the Elections of Student Parliament, IIT (BHU)
2014                                        Chairman, Drafting Committee, Constitution of Student’s Parliament, IIT (BHU), Varanasi
2010-2014                               Warden, Viswakarma & ScDe  Hostels, IIT(BHU)
2008-2009                               Chairman, Cultural Wing, IIT (BHU)

Departmental Level
2017, 2016          Chairman/Convener, M.Tech. and Ph.D. Admission Committee
2017                    Member, DPGC
2017                    Member, DFAC
2012-2014,2015 Convener, M.Tech., Ph.D. Admission Committee
2014- 2015          Convener, DPGC
2014- Cont.         Vice President, Soc. of Chem. Engg.
2009 – Cont.       Incharge, PDC Laboratory
2006 – Cont.       Incharge, Environmental Biotech. Lab
2006 – 2007        Incharge, Computer Lab
2005 – 2007        Incharge (Co) Sophisticated Inst. Lab
2007-2008           Lab Incharge, Unit Operations Lab
2007, 2008          Syllabus Modification Committee
2005-2008           Secretary, Purchase Committee

Member (Important Institute Level Committees)                     *Continue
2017                     Member, Purchase Committee, DoAA
2017, 2005-2008  Member, GTAC                     
2017                     Member, Fee Structure Review Committee
2017                     Member, Induction Programme, IIT(BHU)
2015,2016, 2017  Convener, IIT(BHU) Convocation, IIT(BHU)
2015,2016            Chairman, Technical and Souvnir Committee, IIT(BHU) Alumni Meet
2015*                    Administrative Reform Committee, IIT(BHU)
2015*                   Teacher’s Grievance Committee*, IIT(BHU)
2014                     Project Varanasi*, IIT(BHU)
2014*                    Curriculum Monitoring Committee*, IIT(BHU)
2013                     Member, R&D Committee, IIT(BHU)
2013, 2016-Cont. Member, Purchase Committee, Central Instrumentation Facility 

2013                     Member SPGC (nominated by the Director)
2013-2014              Member (as Associate Professor), Senate, IIT (BHU), Varanasi
2012                     Convener, Vigilance Squad for Preventing Ragging, IIT(BHU),
2008                     Member, Workshop
2007, 2008           Treasurer, IIT(BHU) Cafteria

Member (Important Committees of other Institutions)             *Continue
BOS, Chemical Engg., GBTU*
BOS, Chemical Engg., BIT Sindari, Jharkhand*
BOS, Chemical Engg., B T Kumaon Institute of Technology, Dwarahat, Uttarakhand*
BOS, Chemical Engg., Rohilkhand Univ., U.P.
RDC, Chemical Engg., Food Tech. & Oil Tech., GBTU*
Member, Selection Committee for appointment of Asst.Professor, B T Kumaon Institute of Technology, Dwarahat, Uttarakhand
Member, Implementation of Credit System in GB
Member, Selection Committee, TECHQIP post of Asst. Professor for Goverment Engg. Colleges

Observer, Center Supritendent of various exams like IIT JEE, PMT, CPMT, UET,PET of BHU 
Observer, BHU Lawn, 

Publication awards for three consecutive years -2010, 2011 and 2012 (Cash prize of Rs.5000/- and Certificate) for maximum number of publications among the faculty members of Indian  Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University by IIT BHU Global Alumni Association..

Rastriya Fertilizer and Chemical Award for best paper published in 'Fertilizer Technology' in year 2005

Fellow of Institute of Engineers, 2017


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