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Microbes for Sustainable Development and Bioremediation

Ram Chandra RC Sobti



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CRC Press
07 January 2019
This book focuses on the mechanism of bioremediation of hazardous waste from air, soil and water, maintaining the soil fertility, and thereby helping in developing an understanding of the mechanisms of plant-microbe interaction for eco-restoration of polluted sites, for reuse and recycling for sustainable development.
Edited by:   Ram Chandra, RC Sobti
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
ISBN:   9780367226008
ISBN 10:   0367226006
Pages:   370
Publication Date:   07 January 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ram Chandra is currently professor in Department of Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, B.B Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, India. He has obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) & M.Sc. from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India, 1987. Subsequently, his Ph.D. was awarded in 1994. He has internationally lead work on bacterial degradation of chlorolignin compounds for detoxification of pulp paper & mill effluent and molasses melanoidin compounds of distillery waste. He has published more than160 original research papers in peer reviewed journal of high impact, review article & technical reports with citations 2700 and h-index 32. He has published six books from CRC Press, USA, CBS Publisher India and more than 30 book chapters on biodegradation and bioremediation of industrial pollutants. He has been awarded Fellow of the Academy of Environmental Biology (FAEB), Fellow of the Association of Microbiologists of India (FAMI), and Fellow of the Biotech Research Society of India (FBRSI). He is also the member in International Academic of Sciences, Indian Science Congress, The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS), Japan. He has received several honors and awards from National Agency. He is reviewer in various International journal of high reputed published from peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier-USA, Springer-USA, Taylor & Francis-USA and John Wiley & Sons-USA. Prof. Ram Chandra has also trained scientists from Germany and Nigeria under the TWAS-CSIR fellowship programme. He has completed more than 25 Grant-in-Aid projects funded from Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) New Delhi, Department of Science and Technology (DST) India. Department of Biotechnology (DBT) & Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), India. R.C. Sobti is currently Professor Emeritus Department of Biotechnology, Panjab University, Chandigarh and former Vice Chancellor B.B. Ambedkar University (A Central University), Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has completed his Ph.D. (1974) from Panjab University, Chandigarh and D.Sc. (2011) from Himachal Pradesh University India, His main contribution is in cancer biology. He has demonstrated that the regulation of stem cell character under in-vitro conditions is a function of morphological assortment of Solid Lipid Nano Particles (SLNC). Ha has published more than 180 research paper, technical reports & review article in peer reviewed journal with more than 2600 citations. He has published 35 books and completed 23 sponsored research project funded from various agencies. He is indeed, a polymath a renowned academician, distinguished scientists, dynamic administrator and a visionary gifted with an immensely optimistic disposition and integrity of character, words and action. He has been bestowed with Padma Shri in 2009 remarkable leadership and extraordinary contribution in higher education. He has been also honored with Bharat Gaurav, Life time achievement award at the House of Commons, British Parliament London, United Kingdom. Professor Sobti is a Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), National Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy.

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