Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Padmini Padmanabhan
Professor, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
B.Tech. (Chem Engg),M.Tech. (Chem Engg),Ph.D.(Bioprocess Engg, IIT-M ), AvH Fellow
Contact Address
Permanent Address CHENNAI
Local Address Dept of Bioengineering & Biotechnology, BIT Mesra, RANCHI
Phone (Office) 0651-2275444
Phone Residence NIL
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 8-Aug-2007

  Work Experience
Teaching : 25 Years

Research : 25 Years

  Professional Background


  • B.Tech (Chemical Engg)
  • M.Tech (Chemical Engg)
  • Ph.D (Chemical Engg with specilisation in Biochemical Engg)
  • Post Doctoral: AvH Fellow, Germany
  Research Areas
  • Industrial Bio process engineering
  • Nano Biotechnology
  • Renewable energy. 
  Award and Honours
  • Awarded ‘Best Paper Award’ for research paper presented at Indian Chemical Engineering Conference (CHEMCON) held at Trivandrum, India, in Dec 89.
  • Travel Award by CSIR, New Delhi, India, and Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, India to present a research paper at Asia pacific Biochemical Engineering Conference, Seoul, S. Korea, 1990
  • Travel Award by CSIR, New Delhi, India, to present a research paper at AIChE Conference, USA, 1992
  • Awarded the ‘Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung’ Post- doctoral fellowship, - the most prestigious award for post-doctoral research in Germany and internationally.
  • Invited Guest of the President of Germany for the Annual Meeting Research Scientists at Germany in July 95, Sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
  • Invited Guest for the Annual Meeting of the Nobel Laureates held at Lindau, Germany, June 95, Sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
  • Nominated Attendee for first Consultative Committee Meeting of OAAA, 15 May, 2011, MoHE, Oman.
  • Selected Reviewer of External Registry of Reviewers of OAAA, Oman. The Selection to external registry is a competitive process. Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) of Oman is Royal Decree established by Sultan of Oman.

 FROM 2017: 

11. Anand, S., Mukherjee, K. & Padmanabhan, P. Pollution to Product—a Novel Two-Stage Single Pot Fermentative Production of 1,3-Propanediol. Bioenerg. Res. Published online on 18 Jan 2023.

  1. Shreya Anand, Sampath Muthukumar , Koel Mukherjee, Padmini Padmanabhan. Insight into fermentable sugar recovery process from sugarcane bagasse: In silico elucidation of enzymatic hydrolysis and techno-economic assessment, Journal of Taibah University for Science, 16 (1), 204-213 (2022).
  1. Singh, V., Waris,Z., Banat,I.M. Assessment of Rheological Behaviour of water-in-oil emulsions mediated by Glycolipid Biosurfactant produced by Bacillus megaterium SPSW1001. Appl. Biochem Biotechnol,194,1310-1326 (2022).
  1. Yuvraj Saxena, P Padmanabhan. Improvements in conventional modeling practices for effective simulation and understanding of microalgal growth in photobioreactors: an experimental study, Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, 26(03), 483-500 (2021), DOI: 10.1007/s12257-020-0293-1
  1. Shreya Anand, Koel Mukherjee & Padmini Padmanabhan, An insight to flux-balance analysis for biochemical networks, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews, 36:1, 32-55 (2020), DOI: 10.1080/02648725.2020.1847440
  1. Anand S, Pandiyan Kuppusamy RR, Padmanabhan P. Insight into the kinetically and thermodynamically controlled biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles. IET Nanobiotechnol. (2020),  Dec;14(9):864-869. DOI: 10.1049/iet-nbt.2019.0373.
  1. Gupta, A., Padmanabhan, P., & Singh, S. Resveratrol isomeric switching during bioreduction of gold nanoparticles: a gateway for cis- resveratrol.  Nanotechnology, 31(46), 465603 (2020), DOI: 10.1088/?1361-6528/ababcb
  1. Anand, S., Mukherjee, K. & Padmanabhan, P. Morphological analysis of Spirulina sp. NCIM 5143 and Nostoc ellipsosporum NCIM 2786 and comparative characterization of associated enzymes through in silico approach. Biologia 75, 1553–1561 (2020).
  1. Singh, S., Gupta, A., Qayoom, I., Padmanabhan,P., et al. Biofabrication of gold nanoparticles with bone remodeling potential: an in vitro and in vivo assessment. J Nanopart Res 22, 152 (2020). 
  1. Singh, V., Saha, S. & Padmanabhan, P. Assessment of the Wettability of Hydrophobic Solid Substrate by Biosurfactant Produced by Bacillus aryabhattai SPS1001. Current Microbiology, Vol.77, No.8, 1716-1723 (2020),  DOI: 10.1007/s00284-020-01985-6
  1. Yuvraj, Padmini Padmanabhan, “Technical insight on the requirements for CO2-saturated growth of microalgae in photobioreactors,” 3 Biotech., vol.7, pp. 119-125, May (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s13205-017-0778-6


  1. Koel Mukherjee, Rashmi Gupta, Gourav Kumar, Sarita Kumari, Saptaswa Biswas, Padmini Padmanabhan, Synthesis of silver nanoparticles by Bacillus clausii and computational profiling of nitrate reductase enzyme involved in production, J Genetic Eng Biotechnol, Dec 2018, Vol.16, issue 2, Page 527-536. (SCOPUS UNPAID, SCI Mago)
  2. Rashmi Gupta, Padmini Padmanabhan, Biogenic synthesis and characterization of gold nanoparticles by a novel marine bacteria Marinobacter algicola: progression from nanospheres to various geometrical shapes, The Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences (JMBFS), August – September 2018, Vol. 8, Issue 1, Page no. 732-737 (SCOPUS UNPAID)
  3. Romit Choudhary, Padmini Padmanabhan, Koel Mukherjee, Study and Evaluation of Pathway Process of Polyol Producing Microorganism and Their Enzymes through In Silico Approaches, RJPBCS, May- June 2018, Vol 9, Issue 3, Page 365-378 (SCI Mago, SCOPUS UNPAID)
  4. Varsha Singh, Sriparna Saha, Padmini PadmanabhanEmulsification Potential of Biosurfactant producing bacterium isolated from crude oil contaminated soilInternational Journal of Advance and Innovative Research, 2018: 5 Issue 2 (1), April - June 2018, 60-67 (GOOGLE SCHOLAR, THOMSON REUTERS, SCOPUS UNPAID)
  5. Shreya Anand, Priyam Raut, Rashmi Gupta, Raghu Raja Pandiyan K, Padmini Padmanabhan, “Computational Study and Characterisation of Green Synthesis of Silver Nano Particles” International Journal Basic and Applied Biology, Vol 3, Issue 4, pp. 242-246, Oct-Dec-2016  (SCOPUS UNPAID)

Conferences (National & International):

  • Varsha Singh, Sriparna Saha, Padmini Padmanabhan*, Emulsification Potential of Biosurfactant producing bacterium isolated from crude oil contaminated soil, International Conference in Emerging Technologies, System & Applications in association with Dept of Industry, Govt of Jharkhand, 21-22 April, 2018, Rai University, Ranchi.
  • R Choudhury, P Padmanabhan* and K Mukherjee Study and Evaluation of Pathway Process of Polyol Producing Microorganism through system Biology Approach. CHEMCON 2017- HIT, Haldia, India, Dec 27-30, 2017.
  • Shreya Anand, Priyam Raout, Rashmi Gupta, Raghu Raja Pandiyan, Padmini Padmanabhan, Computational study and characterisation of green synthesis of silver nanoparticles, International conference on recent research in Biomedical engineering, Cancer Bilogy, Stem Cellss, Bioinformatics, and Applied Biotechnology (BECBAB) - 2017, 22-27 Feb 2017, JNU, New Delhi, India.
  • Padmini Padmanabhan*, Saritha Kumari Roy, Gourav Kumar, Rashmi Gupta, Koel Mukherjee, Computational Profiling and charecterisation of sulfite reductase involved in silver nano particle production., Proceeding of International Conference on Bioinformatics, 21-23 Sept 2016, Singapore (paper id : 116)
  • Rashmi Gupta & Padmini Padmanabhan*, Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles using Novel Marine Bacteria Marinobacter algicola and its Phylogenetic Analysis with other GNP biosynthesizing bacteria. International Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Development 2015, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi
  • Rajani Shivram, Padmini Padmanabhan*, Effect of cationic modifiers on the rheological behavior of bio flocculants, Proceeding of 55 th Annual Conference of AMI, Nov 12- 14, 2014, Coimbatore, India


  1. Shreya Anand, Padmini Padmanabhan, Bioremediation: The remedy to expanding pollution. Book Title: Modern Approaches in Waste Bioremediation-Environmental Microbiology, Ed: Maulin Shah, Springer Verlog, Germany 2023.
  1. Shreya Anand, Koel Mukherjee and Padmini Padmanabhan, Spirulina: Chapter 4. A Cyanobacteria with Numerous Valuable Properties, Book Title: Spirulina and its Health Benefits ; SeriesNutrition and Diet Research Progress, Jaylee Cochran (Editor), NOVA Science Publishers, USA, 2021. DOI, BISAC: MED060000
  1. Shreya Anand, Koel Mukherjee, Padmini Padmanabhan, Challenges in designing and operation of bioreactor for treatment of wastewater, Book Title: Biological Treatment of Industrial Wastewater; Series: Chemistry in the Environmental Series, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. 2022 
  1. Varsha Singh, Padmini Padmanabhan, Role of Biosurfactants on microbial degradation of oil-contaminated soils, Book Title: Microbial Biotechnology in Green Remediation, Elsevier. 2022. 
  1. Archita Gupta, Padmini Padmanabhan, Sneha Singh, Chapter 9. Bio-nanocomposites: Green Materials for Orthopedic Applications, Book Title: Green Polymeric Nanocomposites, CRC Press, 2019
  1. Archita Gupta, Abhimanyu Dev, Vinod Kumar Nigam, Padmini Padmanabhan, Sneha Singh, A Review on Next-Generation Nano-Antimicrobials in Orthopedics: Prospects and Concerns, Book Title: Nanostructures for Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Applications, Springer Nature, 2019,    
  1. Uwe Bornscheuer, Padmini Padmanabhan, T. Scheper, Liquid Surfactant Membrane Emulsion: Principles & Application for Enzyme Immobilization, Book Title: Microspheres, Microcapsules and Liposomes (MML), Ed: Prof. Reza Arshady, 1996, John Wiley & Sons, London.
  •  Alexander von Humbolt Fellow
  Member, Editorial Board
  1. Member, Journal Advisory Board, International Journal of Innovation (IJInn) ISSN:0975 – 9808
  2. Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of BioEngineering, NeuroSciences and Technology (IJBNST) ISSN: 2250–0952
  3.  Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of BioEngineering and Technology (IJBET) ISSN: 0976 – 2965
  4.  Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of BioSciences, Psychiatry and Technology (IJBSPT) ISSN: 0975 – 2161
  5.   Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of BioSciences and Technology, ISSN: 0974 – 3987
  6. Member, Editorial Board, Austin Journal of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Austin Publishing Group, New York, USA.