Dr. Srijoni Banerjee

Present Position: Assistant Professor

Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Science and Biotechnology

E-mail: srijoni1.banerjeee@adamasuniversity.ac.in


  • Ph.D in Bioprocess Engineering Advanced Technology Development Centre Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur West Bengal, India (2015 – 2020)
  • M. Tech in Environmental Biotechnology Jadavpur University Kolkata, West Bengal, India (2011 – 2013)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Bioinformatics National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (Kolkata) Ministry of Information Technology, Govt. of India (2010 – 2011)

Research Key Areas:

  • Bioenergy, Biofuel from Microalgae, Waste to bioenergy, Bioremediation, Bioreactor designing, Fluid Dynamics (CFD), LCA


  • Worked as a Senior Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India.
  • Worked as a Project Assistant, Biological Anthropological Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.
  • Worked as a Project Assistant, Department of Physics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.

Research Publication (s):

  • Pal, D., Banerjee, S., Chandra, S., Das, D., & Pandit, S. (2023). Improvement of Gaseous Energy Recovery Using Microalgae. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Accepted).
  • Roy, K., Bannerjee, S., Hazra, T., Das, D., Pandit, S., Lahiri, D., … & Kavisri, M. (2023). Exopolysaccharide production by Anabaena sp. PCC 7120: physicochemical parameter optimization and two-stage cultivation strategy to maximize the product yield. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 1-12.
  • Chandra, S., Bhattacharya, S., Pandit, S., Banerjee, S., Roy, A., & Rai, A. K. (2023). Cyanobacteria as an eco-friendly bioresource for EPS production with crack healing capacity in concrete. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology54, 102909.
  • Banerjee, S., Dasgupta, S., Atta, A., Das, D., Dayal, D., Malik, S., … & Almutary, A. G. (2023). Flow Rate Optimization in a Flat-Panel Photobioreactor for the Cultivation of Microalgae for Mitigating Waste Gas. Water15(15), 2824.
  • Banerjee, S., Pandit, C., Gundupalli, M. P., Pandit, S., Rai, N., Lahiri, D., … & Joshi, S. J. (2023). Life cycle assessment of revalorization of lignocellulose for the development of biorefineries. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 1-32.
  • Roy, R., Samanta, S., Pandit, S., Naaz, T., Banerjee, S., Rawat, J. M., … & Saha, R. P. (2023). An Overview of Bacteria-Mediated Heavy Metal Bioremediation Strategies. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 1-40.
  • Pandit, C., Banerjee, S., Pandit, S., Lahiri, D., Kumar, V., Chaubey, K. K., … & Joshi, S. J. (2023). Recent advances and challenges in the utilization of nanomaterials in transesterification for biodiesel production. Heliyon.
  • Banerjee, S., Ghosh, D., Pandit, C., Saha, S., Mohapatra, A., Pandit, S., … & Prasad, R. (2023). Microalgal pandora for potent bioenergy production: A way forward?. Fuel333, 126253.
  • Pandit, S., Sharma, M., Banerjee, S., Nayak, B. K., Das, D., Khilari, S., & Prasad, R. (2022). Pretreatment of cyanobacterial biomass for the production of biofuel in microbial fuel cells. Bioresource Technology, 128505.
  • Patwardhan, S. B., Pandit, S., Ghosh, D., Dhar, D. W., Banerjee, S., Joshi, S., … & Kumar Kesari, K. (2022). A concise review on the cultivation of microalgal biofilms for biofuel feedstock production. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 1-18.
  • Gupta, R., Banerjee, S., Pandit, S., Gupta, P. K., Mathriya, A. S., Kumar, S., … & Joshi, S. (2021). A comprehensive review on enhanced production of microbial lipids for high-value applications. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 1-24.
  • Banerjee, S., Desai, ST., Srivastava, S., & Das, D. (2021). 13C metabolic flux analysis (MFA) to find out the metabolic fluxes of biomass production and lipid accumulation in Neochloris oleoabundans UTEX 1185. Journal of Applied Phycology,33, 1399-1407.
  • Radhakrishnan, R., Banerjee, S., Banerjee, S., Singh, V., & Das, D. (2021). Sustainable approach for the treatment of poultry manure and starchy wastewater by integrating dark fermentation and microalgal cultivation. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management,23(2), 790-803.
  • Banerjee, S., Dasgupta, S., Das, D., & Atta, A. (2020). Influence of photobioreactor configuration on microalgal biomass production. Bioprocess and biosystems engineering, 43(8), 1487-1497.
  • Banerjee, S., Banerjee, S., Ghosh, A. K., & Das, D. (2020). Maneuvering the genetic and metabolic pathway for improving biofuel production in algae: Present status and future prospective. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 133, 110155.
  • Banerjee, S., Rout, S., Banerjee, S., Atta, A., & Das, D. (2019). Fe2O3 nanocatalyst aided transesterification for biodiesel production from lipid-intact wet microalgal biomass: A biorefinery approach. Energy Conversion and Management, 195, 844-853.
  • Banerjee, S., Singh, H., Das, D., & Atta, A. (2019). Process optimization for enhanced biodiesel production by Neochloris oleoabundans UTEX 1185 with concomitant CO2 Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research,58 (35), 15760-15771.
  • Singh, H., Varanasi, J. L., Banerjee, S., & Das, D. (2019). Production of carbohydrate enrich microalgal biomass as a bioenergy feedstock. Energy, 116039.
  • Ghosh, S., Banerjee, S., & Das, D. (2017). Process intensification of biodiesel production from Chlorella MJ 11/11 by single step transesterification. Algal research, 27, 12-20.
  • Banerjee, S., & Deshpande, P. A. (2016). On origin and evolution of carbonic anhydrase isozymes: A phylogenetic analysis from whole-enzyme to active site. Computational biology and chemistry, 61, 121-129.
  • Banerjee, S. (2014). Renewable Energy Resource (Biofuel) For Sustainable Future. Journal of Alternate Energy Sources and Technologies, 5, 1-4.
  • Mitra, S., Pramanik, A., Banerjee, S., Haldar, S., Gachhui, R., & Mukherjee, J. (2013). Enhanced biotransformation of fluoranthene by intertidally derived Cunninghamella elegans under biofilm-based and niche-mimicking conditions. Applied Environmental Microbiology, 79(24), 7922-7930.


Book chapters

  • Chowdhury, S., Saha, S., Saha, A., & Banerjee, S. (2023). Resource recovery from wastewater: Technical, economic, and environmental feasibility. In Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes(pp. 359-375). Elsevier.
  • Saha, S., Chowdhury, S., Das, A., Saha, A., & Banerjee, S. (2023). The effect of Membrane technology and nanotechnology in wastewater treatment. In Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes(pp. 341-358). Elsevier.
  • Mukherjee, R., Baral, M., Banerjee, S., & Das, P. (2023). 9 Metabolism and genomics of anammox bacteria. Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation: For Industrial Wastewater Treatment3, 139.
  • Gupta, K., Payra, M., Das, P., & Banerjee, S. (2023). 8 Diversity and environmental distribution of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria. Anaerobic Ammonium Oxidation: For Industrial Wastewater Treatment3, 121.
  • Banerjee, S., Gupta, S., Dalal, A., Hazra, T., Shah, M. P., & Ghosh, S. (2023). Integration of Membrane Technology in Microalgal Photobioreactor for Biodiesel Production Along with Industrial Wastewater Remediation: A Green Approach. In Biorefinery for Water and Wastewater Treatment(pp. 299-312). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Kumar, R., Sharma, K., Chauhan, S., Kumar, A., Gupta, P. K., Pandit, S., … & Banerjee, S. (2022). Production of Biodiesel from the Bacterial Lipid of Sewage Sludge: Versatile Future of Bioenergy in Developing Countries. In Bio-Clean Energy Technologies: Volume 1(pp. 331-347). Springer, Singapore.
  • Banerjee, S., Sharma, H., & Hazra, S. (2022). Green Energy Solution to Combat Global Warming. In Bio-Clean Energy Technologies Volume 2(pp. 1-11). Springer, Singapore.
  • Banerjee, S., Das, D., Atta, A., & Shanmugam, P. (2022). Obtaining commodity chemicals by bio-refining of algal biomass. In Algae and Aquatic Macrophytes in Cities(pp. 261-270). Elsevier.
  • Banerjee, S., & Atta, A. (2022). Lipid extraction and biodiesel production from microalgae: Recent advances. An Integration of Phycoremediation Processes in Wastewater Treatment, 1-16.
  • Dange, P., Gawas, S., Pandit, S., Mekuto, L., Gupta, P. K., Shanmugam, P., … & Banerjee, S. (2022). Trends in photobioreactor technology for microalgal biomass production along with wastewater treatment: Bottlenecks and breakthroughs. In An Integration of Phycoremediation Processes in Wastewater Treatment(pp. 135-154). Elsevier.
  • Pramodbabu, R., Rai, S., Pandit, S., Patil, P., Banerjee, S., Mathuriya, A. S., & Prasad, R. (2021). Anaerobic membrane bioreactor for waste-water treatment: present state of the art. In Membrane-Based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment(pp. 161-180). Elsevier.
  • Kumbhar, P., Savla, N., Banerjee, S., Mathuriya, A. S., Sarkar, A., Khilari, S., … & Pandit, S. (2021). Microbial Electrochemical Heavy Metal Removal: Fundamental to the Recent Development. In Wastewater Treatment(pp. 521-542). Elsevier.
  • Banerjee, S., & Pandit, S. (2021). Microalgal wastewater treatment technologies. In The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants(pp. 151-164). Elsevier.
  • Banerjee, S., & Das, D. (2019). Biodiesel Production from Microalgal Biomass: Challenges and Perspectives. In Handbook of Algal Technologies and Phytochemicals (pp. 51-62). CRC Press.

Award/ Academic Recognition/ Major Professional Activity:

  • Reviewer of the Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery Journal, Springer Nature
  • Reviewer of the Journal of Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Elsevier
  • Reviewer of the Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management Journal, Springer Nature
  • Reviewer of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology Journal, Springer Nature
  • Associate Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Member of Microbiology Society of India.
  • Invited Talk in the International Conference on “Current Trends In Waste Treatment, Reuse, And Valorization”, 2022, Society for Green Environment, New Delhi, India in Association with Sandip University, Nashik, Maharashtra
  • Attended DBT National Workshop on Bioenergy, Kolkata, 2019 for poster presentation
  • Attended The 8th International Conference of Clean and Green Energy, Milan, Italy, 2019 for oral presentation.
  • Attended GIAN course by MHRD on Bioproduction in photosynthetic microbes, IIT Kharagpur, 2018
  • Attended The 8th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts, Seattle, USA, 2018 for poster presentation and Oral Presentation (Jointly organized by Elsevier and US Department of Energy).
  • Attended 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress & Exhibition, New Delhi, India, 2017 for poster presentation.
  • Attended International Conference on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology, Sponsored by TEQIP, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata, 2016 for poster presentation
  • Attended short term course on Advances in Computational Fluid Dynamics, IIT Bhubaneswar, 2015
  • • National Renewable Energy Scholarship by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Under MHRD, Govt. of India, 2014.
  • Senior Research Fellowship by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India, 2013.
  • Foreign travel grant by Centre for Co-operation in Science & Technology among Developing Societies (CCSTDS), 2013
  • Best paper Award (2nd Rank) in 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress & Exhibition, New Delhi, India, 2017.
  • Received Young Achiever Award, for already published research paper, 2021.


Membership in editorial boards and professional bodies

  • Life Member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Memberof Microbiologists Society of India
  • Reviewer of Journal of Material Cycle and Waste Management, Springer Nature
  • Reviewer of Applied Biochemistry and biotechnology, Springer Nature
  • Reviewer of Computers and Mathematics Applications, Elsevier
  • Reviewer of Journal of Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Springer Nature