A versatile, analytical and hard-working Bioprocess scientist with practical hands-on approach, who always perseveres to achieve the best results. Excellent problem solving skills, ability to identify the root of any problem and develop an effective solution. Able to collect and analyse information, digest facts/figures and quickly grasp complex technical issues. Proven ability to manage and complete projects to the highest standards, with a meticulous attention to detail and within agreed deadlines.
R&D Engineer: Fermentation and Biocatalysis
Since May 2014
• Supporting and preparing research projects within area of expertise • Planning, budget, staffing • Responsible for the execution of projects according to set targets • Managing and monitoring the project at the task level • Communication and documentation of project progress & results (internal & external) • Running fermentation at mid and pilot scale levels
Post doctoral researcher
July 2009 --- May 2014
Working on a project called OXEROM. The project seeks to produce enzymes catalyzing oxidation-reduction reactions and to apply them towards the elimination of organic pollutants in drinking water (potabilisation) and wastewater (tertiary treatment). The targeted enzymes, mainly novel thermostable laccases, will be produced by fermentation using newly screened fungi and will be subsequently formulated by immobilisation and related approaches in order to become re-usable and resistant against adverse operational conditions. These robust new biocatalysts will be characterized in detail regarding their catalytic properties and operational stability. Their production will be optimized and scaled-up in close collaboration with microbiology and chemical engineering research partners. Finally, these new biocatalysts will be tested in the removal of hazardous micropollutants including xenoestrogens (endocrine disruptors).
Scientist/Post Doctoral Fellow
February 2008 --- July 2009
Part time Visiting Lecturer
March 2004 --- January 2008
Was involved in conducting and assisting the primary investigator in organising laboratory practicals and demonstration sessions. Also invigilating examinations and marking papers related to biological sciences.
November 2003 --- November 2007
Shift management, production control, labour management, customer satisfaction, accounting and data management
January 2003 --- July 2003
AdaptabilityOptimismInterest in knowledgeEfficiencyDependabilityCritical thinkingCollaborationAttention to detailApproachabilityTrust
Upstream processingDownstream processingBacteriologypeople managementProject ManagementCRO
Skills and Expertise
Analyze data Create SOPs Develop protocols Guide students Lab scale batches Technology research Write papersAdjust processes and methodsAnalyze dataAnalyze proteinCollaborate with project team
PhD in Molecular and applied Biosciences from University of Westminster in 2007
M.Sc in Biotechnology from University of Mumbai in 2002
Bachelors in Microbiology and Biotechnology from Ramnarain Ruia College in 2000
Under-grad in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, English from K.V Pendharkar College in 1997
School in from Model English School in 1995