Profile
Name Nakkeeran E
Designation Professor
Areas of Interest Bioprocess Engineering, Downstream Processing , Food Process Engineering
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Email Id (Official) nakkeeran@svce.ac.in
Email Id (Personal) bionakkeeran@gmail.com
Qualification

PhD – Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR), MysoreUniversity of Mysore

M. Tech. (Biotechnology)- Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore

B. Tech.(Chemical Engineering)- Bharathiar University, Coimbatore

Diploma(Chemical Technology), Swamy Abedhanandha Polytechnic, Thellar.

Awards & Honours

1.CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India.

2.Received International Travel Grant for Egypt from CSIR .

3.Received International Travel Support for Malaysia from DST .

4.Received Best Poster Award for the poster titled “Purification and concentration of xanthophylls from Aspergillus carbonarius using nanofiltration and nonporous membranes” at ICFOST-2006, Hyderabad (Novel and Emerging Areas category).

5.Awarded Third Prize in the “State Level Science Exhibition cum Open House”, MAPCHE 2001-2002 at Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Thudupathi, Erode.

6.Awarded Second Prize in the “Higher Secondary Level Science Exhibition”, MAPCHE 2001 at Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Thudupathi, Erode.

7.Awarded First Prize in the oral presentation titled “Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles” BIII-2011, at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam.

8.Received Research Award for best publications from VIT University(2012).

9. Received Best Poster Award for the poster titled “Aqueous two phase extraction of phycoerythrin from Synechococcus elongatus” at HAPTEN-2014, Thiruvannamalai.

10. Received grant for organizing “Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship” during 2nd to 14th December 2013 from EDII, DST, New Delhi (2 weeks; Sponsored amount Rs. 1,75,000/-).

11. Received grant for organizing “Climate Change & Biodiversity: Awareness Workshop for School Children” during 24th to 28th February 2014 from NCSTC, DST, New Delhi (1 week; Sponsored amount Rs. 1,37,000/-).

12. Received grant for organizing Short-Term Training Course on “Techniques for Bioprocess & Downstream Process Engineering and Tools for Systems Metabolic Engineering” during 1st to 19th December 2014 from DBT, New Delhi (3 week; Sponsored amount Rs. 4,15,000/-).

13. Received Distinguished Alumnus Award in the Grand alumini meet held at Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Thudupathi, Erode on 7th March 2015.

9. Delivered Guest lecture in the National Seminar on Food Processing: Challenges and Innovations for the New Millennium on 22 February 2013 at Sathyabama University, Chennai.

10. Delivered lecture in “Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship” on 5th and 13th December 2013 at SVCE, Sriperumbudur.

11. Delivered lecture in Short-Term Training Course on “Techniques for Bioprocess and Downstream Process Engineering and Tools for Systems Metabolic Engineering” on 3rd & 4th December 2014 at SVCE, Sriperumbudur.

12. Delivered lecture in “Climate Change & Biodiversity: Awareness Workshop for School Children” on 24th February 2014 at SVCE, Sriperumbudur.

13. Delivered Guest lecture in the FDP on Recent Advances and Developments in Down Stream Processing on 16 June 2015 at Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore.

Academic Experience

Teaching

Head of the Department from May 2016 – September 2020

Professor,March 2016 – till April 2016 ,Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Tamilnadu.
Associate Professor,June 2012 – till March 2016 ,Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Tamilnadu.

Assistant Professor (Senior),Sep 2011 – May 2012,VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu.

Assistant Professor,Jul 2010 – Aug 2011,VIT University, Vellore, Tamilnadu.

Research

Research,CSIR-Senior Research Fellow,Apr 2006 – Apr 2010,Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, Karnataka.

Industry

Apprenticeship Trainee,Feb 1999 – Feb 2000,SPIC Electronic and System Ltd., Maraimalai Nagar, Tamilnadu.

Courses Handled

Theory Courses

1. Bioprocess principles

2. Bioprocess Engineering

3. Downstream Processing

4. Bioseparation Technology

5. Biochemical Engineering And Fermentation Technology

6. Bioprocess Economics, Plant Design And Total Quality Management

7. Unit Operations

8. Entrepreneurship, IPR & Biosafety

9. Bioethics

10. Process Instrumentation, Dynamics & Control

Laboratory Courses

11. Advanced Bioprocess & Downstream Processing Lab

12. Bioprocess Lab

13. Bioseparation Technology Lab

14. Downstream Processing Lab

15. Molecular Biology Lab

Research & Consultancy

Research Supervisorship

1. Recognized Supervisor for Ph.D and MS (by Research)by Anna University, Chennai.

2. Recognized Supervisor for Ph.D and MS (by Research)by VIT University,Vellore.

Guidance of UG & PG project work

No. of N-PDF (SERB) : 1 (Completed)

No. of. Ph.D. : 5 (Pursuing – 4; Thesis submitted – 1)

No. of. M.S. (By Research) : 2 (Thesis Submitted)

No. of M.Tech. dissertation : 15 (Completed); 2 (Pursuing)

No. of B.Tech. dissertation : 24 (Completed); 2 (Pursuing)

Research Grants Received

1. Dr. A. Kalaiselvi received National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) grant amount of Rs.19.20 Lakhs for two years for the project titled “Therapeutic assessment of novel phospholipid based nano-material loaded essential oil from Indian spices” from Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) under my mentorship.

2. Research Proposal tilted “Integrated Athermal Membrane Technology to Explore Betalains – A Novel Natural Pigment from Opuntia Spp. for Food Applications” has been submitted to AICTE, New Delhi, India on 1st January 2014 (Proposal Amount Rs. 25,00,000/-).

3. Research Proposal titled “Enzymatic extraction and clarification of betalain from cactus pear juice” has been submitted to TNSCST, Chennai on 14th January 2015 (Proposal Amount Rs. 10,000/-).

4. Research Proposal titled “Extraction and Characterization of Chitin from crusteacean wastes using Response Surface Methodology” has been submitted to TNSCST, Chennai on 14th January 2015 (Proposal Amount Rs. 10,000/-).

5. Research Proposal titled “Formulation and fortification of novel natural health drink rich in antioxidant from cactus pear” has been submitted to DBT, New Delhi on 15th June 2015 (Proposal Amount Rs. 60,00,000/-)

6. Research Proposal titled “A novel approach for the production of purified and concentrated betacyanin rich in antioxidant from Opuntia ficus-indica using integrated athermal membrane process” has been submitted to SERB, New Delhi on 22nd July 2015 (Proposal Amount Rs. 23,00,000/-).

7. Ms. S. Jayasupriya, Ms. B. Rajalakshmi and Prof. E. Nakkeeran received intramural research grant of Rs.9,000/- under Intramural UG student project scheme of SVCE for the project entitled – Value Added Products from Cactus Pear” for the academic year 2015-2016.

Proposals Submitted for funding

1. Research proposal “Integrated Athermal Membrane Technology to Explore Betalains – A Novel Natural Pigment from Opuntia Spp. for Food Applications” has been submitted to AICTE, New Delhi under RPS scheme 2014 (Budget Rs. 24,75,000/-).

2. Research proposal titled “Integrated approach for Bacillus acidopullulyticus pullulanase purification using membrane process and nanoparticulate-reverse-micellar extraction” has been submitted to Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi under Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award 2013 (Budget Rs. 39,95,100/-).

3. Proposal had been sanctioned by DBT, New Delhi for conducting “Short-Term Training Course on Techniques for Bioprocess and Downstream Process Engineering and Tools for Systems Metabolic Engineering” for mid career scientists and teaching faculty (UG & PG) working in different areas of life sciences & biotechnology during 2nd June, 2014 to 20th June 2014 (3 weeks; Sanctioned amount Rs. 5,95,000/-).

4. Proposal has been submitted to EDII, NSTED, DST to conduct “Faculty Development Programme on Bio-Entrepreneurship” (2 weeks in November 2014; Proposed Budget Rs. 1,75,000/-)..

Research Publications

1. Nakkeeran E, Venkatesh K. S, Subramanian R and Umesh Kumar S, Purification of Aspergillus carbonarius polygalacturonase using polymeric membranes, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol., 83:957-964, 2008. IF-2018: 2.659; Times Cited: 8

2. Nakkeeran E, Subramanian R and Umesh Kumar S, Improving specific activity of Aspergillus carbonarius polygalacturonase using polymeric membranes, Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., 151:233-243, 2008. IF-2018: 2.140; Times Cited: 14

3. Nakkeeran E, Subramanian R and Umesh Kumar S, Process assessment for the purification of Aspergillus carbonarius polygalacturonase produced by submerged and solid-state fermentations, Int. J. Eng. Technol., 1:278-281, 2009. Times Cited: 4

4. Nakkeeran E, Subramanian R and Umesh Kumar S, Purification of polygalacturonase from solid-state cultures of Aspergillus carbonarius, J. Biosci. Bioeng., 109:101-106, 2010. IF-2018: 2.032; Times Cited: 17

5. Krupa D* , Nakkeeran E* , Kumaresan N, Vijayalakshmi G and Subramanian R, Extraction, purification and concentration of partially saturated canthaxanthin from Aspergillus carbonarius, Bioresour. Technol., 101: 7598-7604, 2010. IF-2018: 6.669 (*Equally contributed first authors); Times Cited: 16

6. Nakkeeran E and Subramanian R, Effect of stirring and pump on membrane processing of Aspergillus carbonarius culture broth for polygalacturonase, Biochem. Eng. J., 52:99-103, 2010. IF-2018: 3.371; Times Cited: 1

7. Nakkeeran E, Umesh Kumar S and Subramanian R, Aspergillus carbonarius polygalacturonases purified by integrated membrane process and affinity precipitation for apple juice production, Bioresour. Technol., 102:3293-3297, 2011. IF-2018: 6.669; Times Cited: 32

8. Nakkeeran E, Gowthaman M.K, Umesh Kumar S and Subramanian R, Techno-economic analysis for polygalacturonase enzyme production processes using Aspergillus carbonarius, J. Biosci. Bioeng., 113:634-640, 2012. IF-2018: 2.032; Times Cited: 11

9. Mahejibin Khan, Nakkeeran E and Umesh Kumar S, Potential application of pectinase in developing functional foods, Annual Rev. Food Sci. Technol., 4:21-34, 2013. IF-2018: 8.511; Times Cited: 53

10. Sardeshmukh NS, Sanmukh SG* and Nakkeeran E, Comparative functional genomics approach for the annotation of proteins in Unclassified Halophilic archaeon DL31, Nature Precedings: hdl:10101/npre.2012.6784.1, 2012. Times Cited: 1

11. Nakkeeran E*, Shalini and Shekhar S, Synthesis, characterization and application of silver nanoparticles for the removal of hexavalent chromium from wastewater, Adv. Sci. Eng. Med., 6:1-6, 2014.

12. Muralikrishnan R, Swarnalakshmi M and Nakkeeran E*, Nanoparticle-Membrane Filtration of Vehicular Exhaust to Reduce Air Pollution – A Review, Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., 3:82-86, 2014. Times Cited: 4

13. Shankaranarayanan B, Naga Vignesh S and Nakkeeran E*, Extraction of chitin from shrimp exoskeleton using 2k full factorial method, Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges, 294-297, 2018.
14. Nakkeeran E*, Jaibiba P, Kabilan S and Anusiya P, Betacyanin Extraction from Opuntia Fruits Using Non-Thermal Processes, APCBEE Procedia, 2014 (Accepted).

15. Shankaranarayanan B and Nakkeeran E*, Process modeling for carbohydrate elimination from anthocyanin rich red cabbage extracts using semi interpenetrating network hydrogel beads in a packed bed column, Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Frontiers in Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology, 25-28, 2018.

16. Nakkeeran E*, Sunita JV, Vindhya D and Kalaiselvi A, Synthesis, characterization and application of zinc oxide nanocomposite for dye removal from textile industrial wastewater, Indian J. Exp. Biol., 56:498-503, 2018. IF-2018: 0.934; Times Cited: 3

17. Rathna R and Nakkeeran E*, Assessment of factors influencing the concentration of betacyanin from Opuntia ficus-indica using forward osmosis, J. Food Sci. Technol., 55:2361-2369, 2018. IF-2018: 1.850; Times Cited: 1

18. Rathna R, Sunita Varjani and Nakkeeran E*, Recent developments and prospects of dioxins and furans remediation, J. Environ. Manage., 223:793-806, 2018. IF-2018: 4.865; Times Cited: 4

19. Shankaranarayanan B and Nakkeeran E*, Purification of anthocyanins from red cabbage using semi-interpenetrating network hydrogel beads in a packed bed column, Sep. Sci. Technol., 54: 675-682, 2019. IF-2018: 1.354

20. Kalaiselvi A, Aswin JJG, Roopan MS, Madhumitha G and Nakkeeran E*, Chemical composition of Clove bud oil and development of Clove bud oil loaded niosomes against three larvae species, Int. Biodeterioration Biodegrad., 137:102-108, 2019. IF-2018: 3.824

Book Chapters:

1. Nakkeeran E*, Rathna R and Viveka R, Mechanism and Action of Aureobasidium pullulans on Biosorption of Metals. SJ Varjani et al. (eds.), Waste Bioremediation, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, 2018, pp 215-231.

2. Rathna R and Nakkeeran E*, Phenol degradation from industrial wastewater by engineered microbes. SJ Varjani et al. (eds.), Bioremediation: Applications for Environmental Protection and Management, Energy, Environment, and Sustainability, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, 2018, pp 253-276.

3. Nakkeeran E*, Kalaiselvi A, Rathna R and Aswin JJG, Mechanism and application of nano assisted carrier systems in food. SM Roopan, G Madhumitha (eds.), Bioorganic Phase in Natural Food: An Overview, Springer International Publishing AG, 2018, pp .273- 292.

4. Rathna R, Kalaiselvi A and Nakkeeran E*, Potential applications of nanotechnology in agriculture: current status and future aspects. SM Roopan, G Madhumitha (eds.), Bioorganic Phase in Natural Food: An Overview, Springer International Publishing AG, 2018, pp 187-209.

5. Kalaiselvi A, Rathna R and Nakkeeran E*, Toxicological studies and regulatory aspects of nanobased foods, SM Roopan, G Madhumitha (eds.), Bioorganic Phase in Natural Food: An Overview, Springer International Publishing AG, 2018, pp 225-257.

6. Rathna R, Nakkeeran E* and Sunita V, Realistic Advancement in Engineered Osmosis for Water Treatment. Bui et al. (eds.), Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies, Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, 2019, pp 187- 207.

7. Rathna R, Nakkeeran E*, Sunita V and Madhumitha B, Intriguing Disposition of Marine Algae-Derived Enzymes in Food Biotechnology. Parameswaran et al. (eds.), Green Bioprocesses, Energy, Environment and Sustainability, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, 2019, pp 305-321.

8. Rathna R, Sunita V and Nakkeeran E*, Sequestration of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater Using Composite Ion Exchangers. Inamuddin et al. (eds.), Applications of Ion Exchange Materials in the Environment, Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2019, pp 187- 204.

Consultancy Work

1. Consultant to M/s. Kumar Organic Products Ltd., Bangalore

2. Consultant to M/s. Innovative Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Chennai

Participation in International Conferences Abroad & Papers presented

1. Nakkeeran E, Jaibiba P, Kabilan S, Anusiya P, Betacyanin Extraction from Opuntia Fruits Using Non-Thermal Processes, in Proceedings of International Conference on Biology, Environment and Chemistry, ICBEC-2014, 29-30 October 2014, San Diego, USA (Oral presentation) – Supported by SERB.

2. Nakkeeran E, Jaibiba P, Kabilan S, Anusiya P, Extraction of Novel Natural Colourants From Opuntia Fruits Using Athermal Processes, in Proceedings of Global Biotechnology Congress, GBC-2014, 16-19, June 2014, Boston, USA.

3. Nakkeeran E, Subramanian R and Umesh Kumar S, Process assessment for the purification of Aspergillus carbonarius polygalacturonase produced by submerged and solid-state fermentations, in Proceedings of International Conference on Food Engineering and Biotechnology, ICFEB-2009, 25-27 September 2009, Cairo, Egypt (Oral presentation) – Supported by CSIR.

4. Nakkeeran E, Subramanian R and Umesh Kumar S, Alginate affinity purification of Aspergillus carbonarius polygalacturonase from solid-state cultures, in Proceedings of International Conference on Biotechnology for the Wellness Industry, ICBWI-2008, 5-6 August 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Poster presentation) -Supported by DST.

Participation in International Conferences in India & Papers presented

5. Nirmala Nithya R, Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E*, Aqueous two phase extraction of Betacyanin, in Proceedings of International Conference on Contemporary Research Trends in Diagnostics and Therapeutics, 16-18 February, 2015, Chennai, India.

6. Preethi M and Nakkeeran E*, Extraction and purification of phycoerythrin from Synechococcus elongatus BDU 30312, in Proceedings of International Conference on Emerging Trends in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 28-30 June 2013, Ananthapuram, India.

7. Sindhu Priya M, Sivanandham M, Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E*, Enriching nutritive values of sugarcane baggase using Lactobacillus casei and Saccharomyces cerevisiae for poultry feed applications, in Proceedings of First International and Third National Conference on Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, 28-29 June 2013, Tirupathi, India.

8. Nakkeeran E*, Umesh Kumar S and Subramanian R, Production and Purification of Polygalacturonases from Aspergillus carbonarius, in Proceedings of World Congress on Biotechnology, WCB-2012, 4-6 May 2012, Hyderabad, India (Speaker presentation).

9.Vindhya D, Kalaiselvi A and Nakkeeran E*, Application of silver nanoparticles for the removal of hexavalent chromium, in Proceedings of World Congress on Biotechnology, WCB-2012, 4-6 May 2012, Hyderabad, India.

10. Kalaiselvi A, Vindhya D, Nakkeeran E* and Ramalingam C, Zinc oxide nanocomposite: Prospective application for the removal of dye from synthetic effluent, in Proceedings of World Congress on Biotechnology, WCB-2012, 4-6 May 2012, Hyderabad, India.

11. Nakkeeran E, Subramanian R and Umesh Kumar S, Polygalacturonase production by Aspergillus carbonarius in submerged and solid-state fermentation and downstream processing, in Proceedings of International Food Convention, IFCON-2008, 15-19 December, Mysore, India.

12. Nakkeeran E, Venkatesh K. S, Subramanian R and Umesh Kumar S, Purification of Aspergillus carbonarius polygalacturonase using polymeric membranes, International Conference on Applied Bioengineering, ICAB-2007, 5-7 December, Chennai, India (Oral presentation).

13. Nakkeeran E, Subramanian R and Umesh Kumar S, Improving specific activity of Aspergillus carbonarius polygalacturonase using polymeric membranes, in Proceedings of New Horizons in Biotechnology, NHBT-2007, 26-29 November, Trivandrum, India.

14. Sakthi Mohitha S, Sowmya Krishnakumar, Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E, Stability enhancement of Betacyanin from cactus pear using enzyme hydrolysis and immobilized whole cells, in Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Gene Editing, AVIDHAM ’17, 1-2, March, 2017, Anna University, Chennai, India (Adjudged as the second prize in poster presentation).

15. Rathna R and Nakkeeran E, Forward Osmosis and Membrane Technology to Explore Betacyanin – A natural pigment from Opuntia ficus-indica for food applications, in Proceedings of International Conference on Membrane and its applications, 21-23, February 2017, NIT Trichy, Trichy (Adjudged as the Best oral presentation).

16. Shankaranarayanan B and Nakkeeran E, Identification of the important Parameters and its effect in purification of anthocyanins from Red cabbage using Semi-interpenetrating network gelatin, alginate hydrogel beads, in Proceedings of International Conference on Membrane and its applications, 21-23, February 2017, NIT Trichy, Trichy.

17. Nakkeeran E*, Sunita JV, Vindhya D and Kalaiselvi A, Synthesis, characterization and application of zinc oxide nanocomposite for dye removal from textile industrial wastewater, in Proceedings of International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology for Waste Conversion, 8-10 October 2017, CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur.

18. Shankaranarayanan B, Naga Vignesh S and Nakkeeran E*, Extraction of chitin from shrimp exoskeleton using 2k full factorial method, in Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges, 31 December 2017 – 3 January 2018, IISc, Bangalore.

19. Kalaiselvi A, Aswin GJJ , Roopan SM, Madhumitha G, Nakkeeran E*, Preparation, Optimization and Characterization of Clove Oil Loaded Niosomes and its Applications, in Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials for Energy, Environment and Biomedical Applications, 11-12 December 2017, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.

20. Presented a paper titled “Optimization studies for the enhanced production of lipase” in International Conference on Science Engineering & Technology held at Jeppiaar Engineering College from 23/03/2018 to 24/03/2018.

21. Presented a paper titled “Preparation, Optimization and Characterization of Clove Oil Loaded Niosomes and its Applications” in International Conference on Advanced Functional Materials for Energy, Environment and Biomedical Applications held at Madurai Kamaraj University from 11/12/2017 to 12/12/2017.

22. Presented a paper titled “Extraction of chitin from shrimp exoskeleton using 2k full factorial method” in International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges held at IISc from 31/12/2017 to 03/01/2018.

23. Presented a paper titled “Synthesis, characterization and application of zinc oxide nanocomposite for dye removal from textile industrial wastewater” in International Conference on Emerging Trends in Biotechnology for Waste Conversion held at CSIR National Environmental Engineering Research Institute from 8/10/2017 to 10/10/2017.

24. Presented a poster titled “Hexavalent chromium removal from tannery industrial effluent using silver nanocomposite in a packed bed reactor” in 2nd International Conference on Bioresources, Energy, Environment, and Materials Technology held at Daemyung Resort from 10/06/2018 to 13/06/2018.

25. Presented a poster titled “Process modeling for carbohydrate elimination from anthocyanin rich red cabbage extracts using semi interpenetrating network hydrogel beads in a packed bed column” in International Conference on Frontiers in Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology held at NIT Trichy from 27/04/2018 to 28/04/2018.

26. Presented a poster titled “Bioprocessing of Extracellular Polysaccharide from Aureobasidium pullulans using Sago Industrial Residues” in International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology held at IIFPT from 17/8/2018 to 19/8/2018.

27. Presented a poster titled “Performance of Forward Osmosis membrane Technology for Betacyanin from Opuntia ficus-indica” in International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology held at IIFPT from 17/8/2018 to 19/8/2018.

28. Presented a poster titled “Extraction and Purification of Betacyanin from Opuntia Fruits using Aqueous Two Phase Extraction” in International Conference on Recent Advances in Food Processing Technology held at IIFPT from 17/8/2018 to 19/8/2018.

29. Presented a poster titled “Biocidal activity of Indian spices essential oils mediated biogenic nanoparticle against mosquito larvicidal activity” in 3 rd International Conference on Soft Materials held at MNIT, Jaipur from 9/12/2018 to 14/12/2018.

30. Presented a poster titled “Preparation of Biodegradable film using natural polymers” in International Conference on 8th International Food Convention held at CFTRI, Mysore from 12/12/2018 to 15/12/2018.

31. Presented a paper titled “Synthesis and Characterization of Nutmeg oil loaded niosomes and its cyto-genotoxic effect” in International Conference on Scibay International Conference on Science, Engineering Technology and Management held at St.Joseph?s Institute of Technology on 31/03/2019.

National

32. Nakkeeran E, Subramanian R, Kumaresan N and Vijayalakshmi G, Purification and concentration of xanthophylls from Aspergillus carbonarius using nanofiltration and nonporous membranes, in Proceedings of Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists, ICFOST-2006, 16-17 November, Hyderabad, India. (Adjudged as the Best Poster in Novel and Emerging Areas category).

33. Ramesh V, Nakkeeran E, Subramanian R and Vijayalakshmi G, Extraction and concentration of pigments from Monascus purpureus using polymeric membranes, in Proceedings of Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists, ICFOST-2006, 16-17 November, Hyderabad, India.

34. Nakkeeran E, Subramanian R, Venkatesh K. S and Umesh kumar S, Selection of UF Membranes for downstream processing of polygalacturonase from Aspergillus carbonarius, in Proceedings of Indian Convention of Food Scientists and Technologists, ICFOST-2005, 9-10 December, Bangalore, India.

35. Shalini, Shashank S and Nakkeeran E*, Synthesis and characterization of silver nanoparticles, in Proceedings of Biotech Institute Industry Interaction, BIII-2011, 18-19 March 2011, Sathyamangalam, India. (Adjudged as the Best Oral Presentation).

36. Vindhya D, Kalaiselvi A and Nakkeeran E*, Zinc oxide nanoparticles: synthesis and characterization, in Proceedings of Biotech Institute Industry Interaction, BIII-2012, 9-10 March 2012, Sathyamangalam, India (Oral presentation).

37. Aarthi R, Madhumita S, Roshini B and Nakkeeran E*, Development of membrane technology and its application in waste water treatment and recycling – a review, in Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Advances in Membrane Processes for Water Treatment, 26-27 July, 2013, Coimbatore, India.

38. Swarnalakshmi M, Muralikrishnan R and Nakkeeran E*, Biodegradation of oil spills using Pleurotus ostreatus – a review, in Proceedings of National conference on application of bioremediation techniques for green environment, 5-6 September, 2013, Chennai, India.

39. Anusiya P, Kabilan S, Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E*, Purification of betacyanin from Opuntia spp., in Proceedings of National Conference on Future Propects in Food Processing and Quality Assurance, FoodOmics-2014, 20-21 March, 2014, Chennai, India.

40. Kabilan S, Anusiya P, Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E*, Betacyanin extraction from Opuntia spp. using ultrasonication, in Proceedings of National Conference on Biotechnological Interventions in Societial Developments, HAPTEN-2014, 21-22 March 2014, Thiruvannamalai, India.

41. Prabhaharan C.Ta., Naga Vignesh S and Nakkeeran E*, Aqueous two phase extraction of phycoerythrin from Synechococcus elongatus, in Proceedings of National Conference on Biotechnological Interventions in Societial Developments, HAPTEN-2014, 21-22 March 2014, Thiruvannamalai, India.

42. Divyabharathi R, Naga Vignesh S and Nakkeeran E*, Extraction of colloidal chitin from seawater crabshell, in Proceedings of National conference on Enzyme research in Agriculture, Food and Industrial Biotechnology, NCERAFIB-2014, 12-13 March 2015, Bangalore, India (Adjudged as the Best Poster Presentation).

43. Shankaranarayanan B, Mallikarjun R, Naga Vignesh S and Nakkeeran E*, Study on Influence of Parameters Involved in Chitin extraction from Shrimp Shell Using 2k Factorial Method, in Proceedings of National conference on Enzyme research in Agriculture, Food and Industrial Biotechnology, NCERAFIB-2014, 12-13 March 2015, Bangalore, India.

44. Nirmala Nithya R, Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E*, Purification of Betacyanin from Opuntia Fruits Using Aqueous Two Phase Extraction, in Proceedings of National level conference on nutritional, functional and safety challenges of food, NCNFSF-2015, 26-27 March, 2015, Chennai, India.

45. Swarnalakshmi M, Vigneshkumaran S, Jaibiba P & Nakkeeran E*, Assessment of Betacyanin Stability of Processed Cactus Pear Juice, in Proceedings of National level conference on nutritional, functional and safety challenges of food, NCNFSF-2015, 26-27 March, 2015, Chennai, India.

46. Swarnalakshmi M, Vigneshkumaran S, Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E*, Formulation of Flavoured Health Drink Enriched with anti-oxidants from Cactus Pear, SVCE Innovates 2015, 27 March 2015, Sriperumbudur, India (Adjudged as the Best Presentation).

47. Divyabharathi R, Naga Vignesh S and Nakkeeran E*, Media Optimization for Chitinase Production from Bacillus licheniformis Using Crab Shell, SVCE Innovates 2015, 27 March 2015, Sriperumbudur, India.

48. Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E*, Partitioning and purification of betacyanin from Opuntia fruits using polymer based biphasic system, Faculty Research Day, FRD-2015, 17 April 2015, Sriperumbudur, India.

49. Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E*, Extraction and purification of natural food colourant from Opuntia fruit using Athermal process, in Proceedings of National Conference on Applications of Modern Biotechnology, 4-5 February, 2016, SVCE, Sriperumbudur (Adjudged as the Best oral presentation).

50. Hannah Sharon George, Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E*, Emulsification of Betacyanin from Cactus Pear, in Proceedings of National Conference on Applications of Modern Biotechnology, 4-5 February, 2016, SVCE, Sriperumbudur (Adjudged as the second prize in poster presentation).

51. Sowmya Krishnakumar, Sakthi Mohitha S and Nakkeeran E*, Extraction of porphyrin and hyaluronic acid from chicken egg shell using genetically modified organisms, SVCE Innovates 2016, 28 February 2016, SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India (Adjudged as the Fifth prize in poster presentation).

52. Jayasupriya S, Rajalakshmi B, Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E*, Preparation of Anti-oxidant enriched Jam and Candy from Cactus Pear, in Proceedings of National Conference on New Horizons in Plant Biotechnology: Innovative Products and Applications, 11-12 March, 2016, VIT University, Vellore (Adjudged as the Best Poster Award).

53. Rammya K K, Sona K, Jaibiba P and Nakkeeran E, Extraction and evaluation of cactus pear seed oil for human health and nutrition, in Proceedings of Emerging Trends in Agriculture and Food Processing, 24-25 February 2017, Vinayaka Mission Kirubanadhavariyar Engineering College, Salem (Adjudged as the second prize in oral presentation).

54. Presented a paper titled “Enzymatic extraction of oil from Cactus pear seed” in National Conference on Recent Trends in Applied Perspective of Plant Sciences held at Pachaiyappa?s College from 27/02/2018 to 28/02/2018.

55. Presented a poster titled “Microbial Inhibitory potential of Phyto-Phospholipid complex from Azadira chtaindica leaves” in National Conference on Recent Trends in Applied Perspective of Plant Sciences held at Pachaiyappa?s College from 27/02/2018 to 28/02/2018.

56. Presented a poster titled “Isolation & Identification of Mannitol Producing Bacteria from Diary Industrial Effluents” in National Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Development held at Arunai Engineering College from 16/03/2018 to 17/03/2018.

57. Presented a paper titled “Performance of high molecular weight osmotic solution for betacyanin concentration from Opuntia ficus-indica during forward osmosis” in National Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Development held at Arunai Engineering College from 16/03/2018 to 17/03/2018.

58. Presented a paper titled “Evaluation of bactericidal, fungicidal and mosquito larvicidal properties of clove-bud oil mediated niosomes” in National Conference on Recent Trends in Biotechnology and its Applications held at VELS University from 1/3/2018 to 2/3/2018

59. Presented a poster titled “Formulation and Evaluation of Transdermal Matrix-Type Therapeutic System for Rivastigmine Tartarate” in SVCE Innovates held at SVCE on 23/03/2018.

60. Presented a paper titled “Preparation and characterization of ?-sitosterol- phospholipid complex from cactus cladode as an effective drug delivery system” in SVCE Innovates held at SVCE on 23/03/2018.

61. Presented a paper titled “Stability Assessment of Betacyanin from Cactus Pear” in Faculty Research Day 2018 held at SVCE on 26/04/2018.

62. Presented a paper titled “Athermal Membrane Process for the Concentration of Betacyanin from Opuntia ficus-indica” in Faculty Research Day 2018 held at SVCE on 26/04/2018.

63. Presented a paper titled “Production of Pullulan from Aureobasidium Pullulans Using Sago Industrial Waste” in Faculty Research Day 2018 held at SVCE on 26/04/2018.

64. Presented a poster titled “Synthesis of Turmeric Oil Loaded Non-Ionic Surfactant Vesicles and its Microbicidal and Mosquito Larvicidal Activity” in National Conference on Recent Advances in Biotechnology for Healthcare from 26/9/2018 & 27/9/2018.

65. Presented a paper titled “Anti-neoplastic activity of Indian spice essential oil mediated biogenic nanoparticles on cell lines” in ANVESHAN: Student Research Convention on 11/1/2019.

66. Presented a paper titled “Isolation and characterization of Pigment Producing Bacteria from Dairy Effluents” in SVCE Innovates held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur on 22/3/2019.

67. Presented a paper titled “All-in-one green coffee enriched with chlorogenic acid” in SVCE Innovates held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur on 22/3/2019.

68. Presented a paper titled “Synthesis and characterization of mace oil loaded non-ionic surfactant vesicles and its cyto-genotoxic activity” in National Conference on Advances and Challenges in Biomedical and Health Information Research held at SRM Institute of Science and Technology from 28/3/2019 & 29/03/2019.

69. Presented a paper titled “Therapeutic assessment of novel phospholipid based nanomaterial loaded essential oil from Indian spices” in Faculty Research Day held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur on 26/4/2019.

70. Presented a paper titled “Exploitation of cassava residues for biosynthesis of pullulan by Aureobasidium pullulans MTCC 1991 using solid-state fermentation” in Faculty Research Day held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur on 26/4/2019.

71. Presented a paper titled “Phytosomes enabled matrix-type transdermal patch system for improved anti-diabetic effect” in Faculty Research Day held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur on 26/4/2019.

Conference / Workshop / FDP
Workshops Attended

Workshops/Training programmes Organized/Guest lecture delivered

1. Organized National Level Workshop on “Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Determination of Immunological Binders? sponsored by M/s. Janaki Scientific Company, Chennai on 2nd March 2017 (1 day; Sponsored amount Rs. 13,000/-).

2. Received grant from DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi for conducting Popular Lectures on Biotechnology on 10th February, 2017 (1 days; Sponsored amount Rs. 86,121/-).

3. Received grant from DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi & Cognizant, Chennai for conducting National workshop on “Food Safety and Quality Control“ during 11th &12th April, 2016 in association with M/s. Brainwave Biotechnology Pvt. Ltd., Chennai. (Sponsored amount Rs. 60,000/-)

4. Received International Travel Grant from SERB, New Delhi for presenting the research paper titled “Extraction from Opuntia Fruits Using Non-Thermal Processes“, in Proceedings of International Conference on Biology, Environment and Chemistry, ICBEC-2014, 29-30 October 2014, San Diego, USA (Sponsored amount Rs. 1,43,428/-).

5. Received grant from DBT, New Delhi for conducting Short-Term Training Course on “Techniques for Bioprocess and Downstream Process Engineering and Tools for Systems Metabolic Engineering“ for mid career scientists and teaching faculty (UG & PG) working in different areas of life sciences & biotechnology during 1st December, 2014 to 19th December 2014 (3 weeks; Sanctioned amount Rs. 4,15,000/-).

6. Organized an EDII, NSTED, DST sponsored “Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship“ during 2nd to 14th December 2013 (2 weeks; Sponsored amount Rs. 1,75,000/-).

7. Organized an NCSTC, DST sponsored “Climate Change & Biodiversity: Awareness Workshop for School Children“ during 24th to 28th February 2014 (1 week; Sponsored amount Rs. 1,37,000/-).

8. Organized National Level Workshop on “Ethics, Selection, Handling and Immunization of Laboratory Small Animals“, 7th – 9th March 2019 held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur.

9. Organized National Level “BIOTRYST 2019, A National Biotechnology summit“, 24th & 25th January 2019 held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur.

10. Organized National Level Workshop on “Foldscope and its application“, 24th – 29th December 2018 held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur.

11. Organized National Level Training programme on “Leadership training for Professors“, 20th & 21st December 2018 held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur.

12. Organized National Level Workshop on “Innovations in TB Diagnostics“, 18th – 20th December 2018 held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur.

13. Delivered guest lecture in the National Level AICTE – ISTE Short Term Training Programme on “Recent Advances in Industrial Pollution Control“, 12th – 16th December 2018 held at SRMIST, Chennai.

14. Organized National Level Technical Symposium “OMICS-2018“, 29th September 2018, held at Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur.

15. Organized Workshop on “Changing Times and Pedagogy Prepardness“ on 8 September 2018.

16. Organized National Workshop on “Immunoinformatics for Drug And Vaccine Design“ during 24 – 25 August 2018.

17. Organized Short Term Training Programme on “Bioprocess and Downstream Process Techniques“ during 21 – 25 May 2018.

18. Organized National Conference “Biology and Therapy of Infections“ sponsored by ICMR, New Delhi during 09 – 10 February 2018.

19. Organized National Level Workshop on “Research Investigations in Laboratory Small Animals and Ethical Practices“ by CSIR and ICMR, Govt. of India, New Delhi during 14-16 December, 2017.

20. Organized a Faculty Development Programme on “Stem Cell Characterization & Advances in its Research and Applications“ Sponsored by AICTE, Govt. of India, New Delhi during 27 November – 8 December, 2017.

21. Organized “Energy Biogenesis – A National workshop on metabolic approaches for bioenergy generation“ sponsored by CSIR and DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi during 17-18 August, 2017.

22. Organized National Level Workshop on “Metabonomics- Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods on Development of Biomarkers for Drug Discovery and Safety“ sponsored by DBT, Govt. of India, New Delhi during 17-18 February, 2017.

23. Organized National Level Workshop on “Understanding the Molecular Aspects of Microbial Drug Resistance: An Emerging Microbial Threat to Health“ sponsored by DBT and ICMR, New Delhi during 5-9 December 2016.

24. Organized National Workshop on “Contemporary Research in Genetic Engineering“ sponsored by DBT & ICMR, New Delhi during 9-10 September 2016.

25. Organized One Week Short-Term Training Programme on “Recombinant Protein Production & Purification“, 20-24 June 2016 in association with M/s. Brainwave Biotechnology Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.

26. Organized a “Summer Camp on Engineering and Technology for School Children“ 17-21 May 2016 in association with M/s. Springboards, Chennai.

27. Organized One Week Short-Term Training Programme on “Bioprocess and Downstream Process Techniques“, 3-28 June 2013, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur.

28. Organized a National Workshop on Modern Biotechnological Approaches for Food Processing, 13-14 September 2012, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur.

29. Delivered Guest lecture in the National Seminar on Food Processing: Challenges and Innovations for the New Millennium on 22 February 2013 at Sathyabama University, Chennai.

30. Delivered lecture in “Faculty Development Programme on Entrepreneurship” on 5th and 13th December 2013 at SVCE, Sriperumbudur.

31. Delivered lecture in “Climate Change & Biodiversity: Awareness Workshop for School Children” on 24th February 2014 at SVCE, Sriperumbudur.

32. Delivered lecture in Short-Term Training Course on “Techniques for Bioprocess and Downstream Process Engineering and Tools for Systems Metabolic Engineering” on 3rd & 4th December 2014 at SVCE, Sriperumbudur.

33. Delivered Guest lecture in the FDP on Recent Advances and Developments in Down Stream Processing on 16 June 2015 at Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bangalore.

Co-Curricular Activities

1. Faculty in short term course of CFTRI, Mysore, India.

2. Participant field of Chemistry “State Level Science Exhibition cum Open House”, MAPCHE 2001-2002, Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Thudupathi, Erode, India.

3. Participant field of Physics “State Level Science Exhibition cum Open House”, MAPCHE 2001-2002, Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Thudupathi, Erode, India.

4. Participant “Workshop on Bio-processing Technology” Center for Advanced studies in Botany, University of Madras, Chennai, India.

5. Participant workshop on “IPR protecting Intellectual property rights in the knowledge era” Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India.

6. Participant Lecture workshop on “Genetic transformation and transgenic plants: Concepts, applications and concerns” VIT University, Vellore, India.

7. Participant Zonal Conference on “Recent Trends in Plant Physiology and Crop Improvement” VIT University, Vellore, India.

8. Participant Faculty Development Programme on “Recent Trends in Plant Biotechnology and Crop Improvement” VIT University, Vellore, India.

9. Participant Faculty Development Programme on “Understanding Young Minds” VIT University, Vellore, India.

10. Participant Faculty Development Programme on “Microbial Diagnostics, Public Health and Modeling in Health Sciences” VIT University, Vellore, India.

11. Participant and committee member in International Symposium on “Environmental Exposures to Mutagens and Carcinogens on Human Health” at VIT University, Vellore.

12. Organized guest lecture on “Pangenomics and Metagenomics” at VIT University, Vellore, India.

13. Contributed as committee member in “Science, Engineering and Technology” conference at VIT University, Vellore, India.

14. Participant Faculty Development Programme on “Molecular Docking, Simulation and Visualization” at VIT University, Vellore, India.

15. Participant Faculty Development Programme on “Entrepreneurship”, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, India.

16. Participant “First Aid Trianing Programme”, St. Johns Ambulance, Chennai.

17. Participant “Workshop on Phytoproducts for Human Health and Environmental Sustainability” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

18. Participant “SVCE Faculty Research day presentation” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

19. Completed ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor Training Course, IRS Industrial Services at Chennai, India.

20. Participant “Modern Biotechnological Approaches for Food Processing” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

21. Recognized by Who?s Who in the World 2013 Edition, Marquis Who?s Who Publications, New Jersy, USA, October 2012.

22. Participant one Week Short-Term Training Programme on “Bioprocess and Downstream Process Techniques” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

23. Participant CSIR sponsored National Workshop on “Emerging Trends in Molecular & Recombinant DNA Technology” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

24. Participant WIPRO GE Healthcare Private Limited sponsored National level technical Workshop on “Pilot Scale Mammalian cell culture using Wave Bioreactor” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

25. Participant National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), DST, New Delhi sponsored Faculty Development Programme On “Entrepreneurship” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

26. Participant DBT & ICMR Sponsored Workshop on “Isolation, Culture and Differentiation of Stem Cells” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

27. Participant DBT Sponsored Short-Term Training Course “Techniques for Bioprocess & Downstream Process Engineering and Tools for Systems Metabolic Engineering” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

28. Participant “Workshop on Recent Trends in Computer Aided drug Design” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

29. Participant DBT Sponsored “National Workshop on Current Research in Molecular Toxicology” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

30. Participant “SATY Summer Camp” at SVCE, Sriperumbudur, India.

Extra Curricular Activities

1. President “Rotaract Club of ESEC“, Erode, India (2002 – 2003).

2. Participant “Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) “ Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Erode, India.

3. Participant “Kurinji -02“, 30th Rotaract Dist. Conference, Ooty, India.

4. Participant “National Service Scheme camp“ Vellankoil, Erode, India.

5. Participant “Voluntary Blood Donation Project“ Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India.

6. Participant “National Pulse Polio Programme“ primary health centre, Vijayamangalam, Erode, India.

7. Participant “Sangamam 2001“, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode, India.

8. Participant “National Service Scheme camp“ Sivagiri, Erode, India.

Laboratory Handled
Training Attended
Additional Responsibilities
  1. Placement officer
  2. Alternate Energy committee member
  3. Convener for medical benevolent fund
  4. Research Work / Project Guidance (B.Tech & M.Tech)

Membership in organizational / National / International committees
1. Member of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists India (2008-2012).
2. Life Member of International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology.
3. Member of International Association of Engineers
4. Member of APCBEES – Asia Pacific Chemical Biological and Environmental Engineering Society
5. Member of Research Advisory Council for MODROBS Project, Biotechnology, SVCE
6. Associate Editor of International Research Journal of Microbiology (2011-till date)
7. Editorial Board member of International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences (2012-till date)
8. Reviewer for Journal of Hazardous Materials, Bioresource Technology, International Journal of Food Science & Nutrition and Journal of Food Science & Technology
9. Recognized as a Research Supervisor for Ph.D./MS (by research), Anna University, Chennai and VIT University, Vellore
10. Doctoral committee member for Ph.D. programme at VIT University, Vellore
11. Consultant to M/s. Kumar Organic Products Ltd., Bangalore and M/s. Innovative Health Care Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.
12. Recognized in Who?s Who in the World 2013 Edition.
13. Member of Board of Studies at M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women for Food Technology and Management (2014-16)

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