Soumya Sasmal

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  • Profile
  • QualificationsBachelor of Technology; Master of Technology, Jadavpur University; PhD. IIT, Guwahati
  • DesignationAssistant Professor
  • DivisionBiotechnology

  • Work Experience:

    1. Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd, Hyderabad

    Position: Scientist [from1st June 2006 to 6th July 2009]

    2. Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing formerly Bio Processing Unit, Mohali. (An Autonomous Institute under Department of Biotechnology Government of India,)

    Position: Scientist “C” [from 26 th April 2013 to 21 st August 2014.]

Areas of Interest
  • Fermentation,
  • Metabolic Engineering, Bio-energy,
  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Journal:
    Saha T, Sasmal S, Das N, Alam S. Tamarind kernel powder: a novel agro-residue for the production of cellobiose dehydrogenase under submerged fermentation by Termitomyces clypeatus J. Agric. Food Chemistry (2014), 62 (15), pp 3438–3445

    Sasmal S, Goud VV and Mohanty K. Delignification Kinetics of lime pretreatment – An ineluctable tread for augmenting enzymatic hydrolysis, Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy (2013),7,pp 660-664.

    Sasmal S, Goud VV and Mohanty K. Dilute sulfuric acid pretreatment of Bon bogori (Ziziphus rugosus): proselyte to amorphous biomass for biofuel production, Journal of Bioprocess Engineering and Biorefinery (2013), 2, 225-229.

    Sasmal S, Goud VV and Mohanty K. Determination of salutary parameters to facilitate bio-energy production from three uncommon biomasses using thermogravimetric analysis. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2013), 111(3), pp-1649-1655

    Sasmal S, Goud VV and Mohanty K. Characterization of biomasses available in the region of North-East India for production of biofuels. Biomass and Bioenergy (2012), 45, pp-212-220.

    Sasmal S, Goud VV and Mohanty K. Ultrasound Assisted Lime Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass toward Bioethanol Production. Energy & Fuels (2012), 26 (6), pp 3777–3784.

    Sasmal S, Goud VV and Mohanty K. Optimisation of the acid catalysed pretreatment of areca nut husk fibre using the Taguchi design method. Biosystems Engineering (2011). 110 (4), pp-465-472.


    Sasmal S, Goud VV and Mohanty K., Lime pretreatment: A sustainable route towards biofuel production. International Exhibition and Conference on Water Technologies, Environmental Technologies & Renewable Energy, 13-14 February 2013, Bombay.

    Sasnal S , Majumdar S., National Food security and Food Grain Supply and Distribution Chain Management., 2nd International Sustainability Conference 2011 People , Planet and Prosperity., 9-11 November 2011, IIM shilong., pp 67-72.

    Sasmal S, Goud VV and Mohanty K., Optimization of dilute acid pretreatment of Zizupus rugosus applying Taguchi robust design method. International congress on Renewable Energy, 2-4 November, 2011, Tezpur University, Assam., pp. 81-87.

    Sasmal S, Goud VV and Mohanty K., Determination of kinetic parameters of Areca nut husk fiber using thermo-gravimetric analysis, International Conference on Renewable Energy., 17-21 Jan 2011 Jaipur.

    Sasmal S, Goud VV and Mohanty K., Enzymatic digestibility of Arecanut husk fiber by optimization of the acid catalyzed pretreatment process., 60th Canadian Chemical engineering conference 24-27 Oct 2010 Saskatoon Canada.

    Book Chapter :
    Bhunia B, Behera K, Sasmal S and Dey A., Enzyme: The Biological Messengers and its Kinetics. Modern Biotechnology and Its Applications Vol.II (12) 649-685. ISBN 9789381450833; publisher: New India Publishing Agency

    Patent :
    Process and Reactor System for Depolymerization of Polymeric Biomass. (Patent
    Application US 20120003724)