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Dr. Debabrata Das pursued his doctoral studies from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and post-doctoral studies in University of Utah, USA. He is a Senior Professor at IIT Kharagpur. He was also associated as MNRE Renewable Energy Chair Professor at IIT Kharagpur. He has pioneered the promising R&D of Bioenergy production processes by applying different fermentation technologies like biohydrogen, biohythane, biodiesel from microalgae and microbial fuel cell. He is actively involved in the research of hydrogen biotechnology for a period of last eighteen years. His recent work on biohythane process for the maximization of gaseous energy recovery from the organic wastes is worth mentioning. He has 3 books, 134 research publications in the peer reviewed journals (h-index 40) and 23 chapters in the books published by International publishers. He has two Indian patents. Presently, he is involved with 10 m3 pilot plant study for the commercial exploitation of biohydrogen production process. He is involved in several National and International sponsored research projects like, NSF, USA; DAAD, Germany etc. He has been awarded IAHE Akira Mitsue award 2008 and Malaviya Memmorial award for senior faculty 2013 for his contribution in hydrogen research. He is the Fellow of International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), 2016; Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), 2015; Institute of Engineers (India) (IEI), 2012; Biotechnology Research Society of India (BRSI), 2011; West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (WAScT), 2004. He is the Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy. He is the member of the editorial board of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; Biotechnology for Biofuels; Indian Journal of Biotechnology; INAE News Letters.
Biotechnology, Bioenergy production, fermentation technologies