Profile
Name Sumitha.V
Designation HOD - Incharge
Areas of Interest Bioprocessing , Bioseperations
Room No. 12-102
Intercom No. 575
Mobile 9841932565
Email Id (Official) hodbt@svce.ac.in
Email Id (Personal) sumitha@svce.ac.in
Qualification

Ph. D – Biotechnology – Anna University.

M. Tech – Industrial Biotechnology – Annamalai University.

B. Tech – Chemical Engineering – Madras University.

Academic Experience

IN SVCE: 14 Years
• Head I/C – (Sep’20- till date)
• Asst . HOD ( Nov’19-Sep’20)
• Associate Professor (June’16- Till date)
• Assistant Professor (May’07-May’16)
OTHER COLLEGES: 3 Years

Courses Handled

Theory Courses:
• Bioprocess Technology
• Enzyme Technology
• Heat Transfer Operations and Fluid Mechanics
• Metabolic Engineering
• Stoichiometry and process calculations
• Bioseparation Technology
• Biofuels and Bioenergy

Laboratory Courses:
• Advanced Bioprocess and Downstream Processing lab
• Downstream Processing Lab
• Bioprocess Lab-I
• Bioprocess Lab-II

Laboratory Manuals prepared:
• Bioprocess Lab-I
• Downstream Processing Lab
• Advanced Bioprocess and Downstream Processing lab

Research & Consultancy

Papers published:

• Sumitha V, Christy Mathelin R, Sivanandham M, 2018, Effect of Major and Minor Nutrients on Lactic Acid Production Using Biodiesel Waste-Derived Crude Glycerol as a Carbon Source by Lactobacillus Casei NCIM 2125 Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, And Environmental Effects (40) 1322-1331

• Sumitha V, Linekha R, Sivanandham M, 2017, Production Of Protease From Biodiesel Waste Derived Semipurified Glycerol, Indian Journal of Biotechnology, (17) 386-394

• Sumitha V, Christy Mathelin R, Sivanandham M, 2015, Semi Purification And Characterization Of Biodiesel Waste Derived Crude Glycerol, International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology, Science & Engineering, 1(4) 2395-5619

Papers/ Posters presented:

• Jannavi.R, Neha B, Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham presented a poster on the topic “Bioluminescent Plants as a Sustainable Energy Source” the Internal Conference on Synergy of Sciences ICSS 2020 at Sastra University on 27-29th February, 2020.
• Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham Presented a paper entitled “Statistical optimization of PHB production using biodiesel process derived waste glycerol as a carbon source” in the Faculty Research Day, SVCE on 26th April 2019
• Rini J.L, Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham Presented a poster titled “Polyhydroxybutyrate production by Pseudoxanthomonas species (NCIM 5309)” in the 2nd National conference on recent developments of chemistry in engineering applications on 9/2/2019.
• Sanyuktha M, Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham presented a paper entitled “PolyHydroxyButyrate production and characteristics- A reivew” in the second National conference “Recent innovations in Biotechnology-2019” organised by Aarupadai Veedu institute of Technology, Chennai during 13-14th August, 2019

• Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham Presented a paper entitled “Effect of Major and Minor Nutrients on Lactic Acid Production Using Biodiesel Waste-Derived Crude Glycerol as a Carbon Source by Lactobacillus Casei NCIM 2125” in the Faculty Research Day, SVCE on 26th April 2018
• Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham presented a paper entitled “Lactic acid production using Biodiesel waste derived Crude glycerol – A comparision between L.casei (NCIM 2125) and L.plantarum (NCIM 2084)” at an International Conference on Advances in Biotechnology and Biotherapeutics held at Sathyabama University on 10th March, 2017.
• Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham Presented a paper on the title “Cloning of LDH-D cDNA IN Lactobacillus casei NCIM 2125” in the “National Conference on “Applications of Modern Biotechnology” during 4th & 5th Feburary 2016 organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.
• Hiranmayi S, Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham Presented a paper entitled “Cloning of LDH-D cDNA IN Lactobacillus casei NCIM 2125” in the “National Conference on Applications of Modern Biotechnology” during 4th & 5th Feburary 2016 organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.
• Arun S, Mageswari N , Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham presented a poster entitled “Enriching the nutritive value of sugarcane baggase for the production of cost effective poultry feed” on the Student Research Day 27th March, 2015 held at SVCE.
• Christy R, Hariharan S, Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham presented a poster entitled “Biodiesel waste derived crude glycerol to biopolymers” on the Student Research Day 27th March, 2015 held at SVCE.
• Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham Presented a paper entitled “Crude glycerol as a carbon source for the production of lactic acid using Lactobacillus casei” on the Faculty Research Day at SVCE on 17th April, 2015.
• Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham Presented a paper on the title “Crude glycerol as a carbon source for the production of lactic acid using Lactobacillus casei” on the Faculty Research Day at SVCE on 17th April, 2015.
• Christy R , Hariharan S Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham presented a poster on the title” Biodiesel waste derived crude glycerol to biopolymers” on the Student Research Day 27th March, 2015 held at SVCE.
• Christy R Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham Presented a poster titled “Semi purification and characterization of biodiesel waste derived crude glycerol” in the 5th National Conference on Future Prospects in Food Processing and Quality Assurance (Foodomics’14) held at SRM University from 20-21st March, 2014.
• Abinaya, Divya, Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham, presented and won 2nd prize for the paper entitled “Optimization of Protease production by Batch culture of Proteus vulgaris” in National level technical symposium Natura 10 at St. Peter’s Engineering College, in March 2013.
• Abinaya , Divya, Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham presented and won 2nd prize for the paper entitled Optimization of Protease production by Batch culture of Proteus vulgaris in National level technical symposium Natura 10 at St. Peter’s Engineering College, in March 2013.
• Linekha R, Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham Presented a paper entitled “Alkaline protease production by B.amyloliqueafaciens using biodiesel waste derived glycerol” at the 4th International Conference on Science , Engineering and Technology organized by VIT from 3-4th May, 2012.
• Linekha R, Sumitha V and Prof. M Sivanandham has presented a paper titled “Production of Alkaline Protease from Crude Glycerol Obtained from Biodiesel” in National the national conference on “Advancements in Renewable Energy Technologies (NCARET’12) organised by Department of Chemical Engineering held at Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Melmaruvathur on 11th April, 2012.

Memberships:

Life member of ISRD
Life member of IAENG
Reviewer in Journal of Environmental Biology

Conference / Workshop / FDP

Workshops Organized/ Coordinated:

• National Workshop on Mass Cultivation of Microalgae for Production of Biofuel and Biorefineries SVCE, Sriperumpudur from 03rd to 4th Oct-2019.
• “Energy Biogenesis -A National workshop on metabolic approaches for bioenergy generation” on 17th and 18th August, 2017.
• Webinar on “Unraveling the Genome Organization of SARS-CoV-2 by Next Generation Sequencing” on 25.05.2020
• OMICS 16’ Organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE One Week Short Term Training Programme on “Recombinant Protein Production & Purification” to be conducted during 20-24th June, 2016
• National Workshop on “Food Safety and Quality Control” sponsored by DBT, GOI and Cognizant, Chennai during 11-12th April,2016.
• National level technical Workshop on “Pilot Scale Mammalian cell culture using Wave Bioreactor” on 12th November, 2013, sponsored by WIPRO GE Health Care Pvt. Ltd.
• OMICS 12’ Organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE
• OMICS 11’ Organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE
• National Workshop on “Recent Trends in Quality Control and Quality Assurance in Bioprocess Industries” during on September 27-28th, 2010.
• National workshop on “Recent Trends in Industrial Bioprocesses” was organized during 10-12th September, 2009.

Workshops attended:

• National Workshop on “Microscale Analysis in Organic and Inorganic Chemistry” organized byDepartment of Applied Chemistry, SVCE, Sriperumbudur on 19-Jul-2019
• Attended a National Biotechnology summit Biotryst- 2019 organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE from 24-25th January, 2019.
• Attended a “One day National Workshop on Microscale analysis in organic and inorganic chemistry” organised by Department of Applied Chemistry, SVCE on 19.7.19
• Attended a National Workshop on “Ethics, Selection, Handling and Immunization of Laboratory Small Animals” organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE from7- 9th March, 2019.
• Attended a National Conference on “Innovations in TB Diagnostics” organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE from 18-20th December, 2018.
• Attended a National Level one week Short Term Training Programme on “Bioprocess and Downstream Process Techniques” organized by Department of Biotechnology, during 21 – 25th May, 2018.
• Attended a National Workshop on “Immunoinformatics for Drug and Vaccine Design” organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE from 24- 25th August, 2018.
• Workshop and Training on ‘Sequence Analysis and Molecular Simulation’ during December 20th – 23rd 2016, organized by Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University Chennai.
• Organized a National Workshop on ‘Understanding the Molecular Aspects of Microbial Drug Resistance: An Emerging Microbial Threat to Health’ during 5th-9th December, 2016 organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE
• National Workshop on “Contemporary Research in Genetic Engineering” Sponsored by DBT-Govt. of India & ICMR- New Delhi on 9th & 10th September,2016 organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE
• 3rd National Workshop on Biofuels and Bioenergy, sponsored by DBT, GOI on 2nd and 3rd September , 2016 at St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai.
• One day workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights” held on 26th April, 2016 at Anna University, Chennai.
• One day workshop on “ Design of Experiments” organized by ISTE-SVCE chapter & QMC organized by Department of Mechanical Engineering , SVCE
• One day workshop on “Research Methodology” on 16th April, 2014 at Anna University, Chennai.
• A National level Workshop on “Research Methodology & Biostatistics” from 30th September – 4th October, 2011 at Dr.M.G.R Educational and Research University, Chennai.
• National Workshop on “Current Research in Molecular Toxicology” on 20th – 21st February, 2015.sponsored by DBT, GOI, New Delhi and organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE
• STTP on ‘Techniques for Bioprocess & Downstream Process Engineering and Tools for Systems Metabolic Engineering” sponsored by DBT, GOI, New Delhi on 1st -19th December 2014, organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE .
• National level workshop on “Recent Trends in Computer Aided drug Design” on 26th & 27th September, 2014 organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.
• National level workshop on “Isolation, Culture and Differentiation of Stem Cells” Sponsored by DBT & ICMR, Govt of India, New Delhi on 20th -21st March 2014, organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE
• National workshop on “Phytoproducts For Human Health And Environmental Sustainability” from 27-28th Febraury 2013, organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.
• National workshop on “Emerging Trends in Molecular & Recombinant DNA Technology” from 20-21st September 2013, organized by Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.
• National level seminar on “The Miracle of Material Choice Towards Safety and Environment in Process Industries” at Department of Chemical Engineering , SVCE from 20-26th May 2013.
• National conference on “Modern Biotechnological Approaches for Food Processing” from 13 -14th September, 2012 organized by DBT, SVCE.
• National conference on “Emerging Trends in Environmental Biotechnology” on 28th February 2012 organized by DBT, SVCE.
• National Workshop on “Current Trends in the Biotechnology of Vaccines” from 19 -20th October, 2011 organized by DBT, SVCE.
• National workshop on “Current Trends in Drug Design by Bioinformatics Tool” from 23-24th Febraury,2011 organized by DBT, SVCE.
• National workshop on Real-Time PCR for the diagnosis of diseases and molecular evaluation” conducted from 16-17th February, 2010 organized by DBT, SVCE.
• National conference on ‘Current Trends in Biomaterials’ conducted from 18th July, 2008 organized by DBT, SVCE
• National Workshop on Developing Entrepreneurship Skills in Biotechnology For Students and Their Parents, Sponsored by TNSCST, Chennai and NCST, Delhi on 10th March 2008 organized by DBT, SVCE.
• National Seminar on ‘Current Trends in Bioinformatics’ conducted from 15-16th February 2007 organized by DBT, SVCE.

FDP/STTP attended:
• A training programme at the fermentation facilty, bioscience division, Lab India Instruments Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore from 4-9th June, 2018.
• Online FDP on “Role Of Chemical Engineering In Sustainable Process, at Department of Chemical Engineering , SVCE from 8th to 12th June, 2020.
• AICTE Sponsored Short Term Training Program on “Instrumental methods of Analysis” organized by Dept. of chemical Engineering SVCE, from 4th to 9th Nov 2019
• An AICTE – ISTE Short Term Training Programme on “Recent Advances in Industrial Pollution Control” organized by SRMIST, Kattankulathur from 12-16th December, 2018.
• A short term training programme on “Bioprocess and downstream process techniques” from 21st – 25th May,2018 at Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.
• A training programme on “Pharmaceutical formulations” from 12th – 17th June, 2017 at ARVEE drugs, Chennai
• A Faculty improvement programme on “Protein- protein interations” from 26th -27th October, 2015 at Department of Biotechnology, SVCE
• A short term training programme on “Bioprocess and downstream process techniques” from 3rd to 7th June, 2013 at Department of Biotechnology, SVCE.
• An AICTE sponsored faculty development programme on “Contemporary Research And Practices In Pollutant Elimination Systems Towards Cleaner Environment” at Department of Chemical Engineering , SVCE from 20-26th May 2013.
• ” Brain Storming Session on Need for Industry-Academic Cooperation to Boost R&D Efforts” on 7th April, 2012 at the Office of Chemical Industries, ISTE Professional Centre, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Chennai -25.
• An AICTE sponsored staff development programme on “Specialization on Bioreactor Techniques in Biotechnology” at Jeppiar Engineering College from 19- 29th April 2010.

Laboratory Handled
Training Attended
Additional Responsibilities

<b>Previous Responsibilities:</b>
• AHOD
• AICTE coordinator
• Co-curricular activity Coordinator
• Placement Coordinator
• Professional Objective Coordinator
• Webpage Coordinator
• Asst. P.G Project Coordinator
• Faculty Advisor (2005-09,2010-14,2013-17 Batch)
• Alumni coordinator

<b>Previous Responsibilities:</b>

• HOD Incharge

Achievements

Principal Investigator for the DST SERB TARE Fellowship (Dec 2020 to Nov 2023). Ongoing project entitled “Metabolic engineering approaches for hyaluronic acid production in Lactococcus lactis” under DST SERB TARE fellowship scheme (Rs. 18,30,000/-) guided by Prof. Guhan Jayaraman, Prof and Head, Dept. of Biotechnology, IIT Madras from December 2020- November 2023.
• Received Rs.30,000/- from CSIR and Rs.60,000/- from DBT, GOI for organizing “Energy Biogenesis -A National workshop on metabolic approaches for bioenergy generation” on 17th and 18th August, 2017.
• Received a grant of Rs. 5,00,000/- from MSME, India and Rs. 2,58,000/- from SVCE for the project “Converting sugarcane bagasse into cost effective poultry feed” in November, 2017 for a period of 2 years as a Mentor.
• Assisted in submitting a proposal and obtained a funding of for Rs.18, 00, 000/- to AICTE MODROBS under the title “Upgradation of the Bioprocess Lab for Mammalian Cell Culture” during 2012-2013.
• Assisted in Submitting a proposal and obtained a funding of Rs.20, 000/- from WIPRO GE Health Care Pvt. Ltd. for conducting a Workshop on “Pilot Scale Mammalian cell culture using Wave Bioreactor” on 12th November, 2013.
• Awarded the First place for the paper on the title “Cloning and Expression of LDH D gene in L.casei” on the Faculty Research Day at SVCE on 28th April, 2016.
• Awarded the Second place for the paper entitled “Conversion Of Biodiesel Waste Derived Crude Glycerol Into Bio-Ethanol Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae” in the Faculty Research Day, SVCE on 26th April 2017
• Awarded the Third Prize for the poster presentation titled “Low Cost Potassium Phosphate Biofertilizer From Biodiesel Waste Derived Glycerol” in the National Conference On Recent Advances In Agricultural Practice organized by Rajalakshmi Engineering College on 17&18.10.2019.

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