Professor Ashok Pandey is a Distinguished Scientist at CSIR-Indian Institute for Toxicology Research and former Chief Scientist & Head of Biotechnology Division at CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology at Trivandrum.
He has over 40 years of experience in the field of Biotechnology and Research.
His major research interests are in the areas of microbial, enzyme and bioprocess technology, which span over various programs, including biomass to fuels & chemicals, probiotics & nutraceuticals, industrial enzymes, solid-state fermentation, etc.
He has more than 1185 publications/communications, which include 16 patents, 51 books, 130 book chapters, 460 original and review papers, etc with h index of 83 and more than 27,500 citations.
He has transferred several technologies to industries and has done industrial consultancy for about a dozen projects for Indian/international industries.
He is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (www.brsi.in); International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (www.ifibiop.org), Chairman of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (www.isees.in) and Vice-President of All India Biotech Association (www.aibaonline.com).
Prof Pandey is editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology, Honorary Executive Advisors of Journal of Water Sustainability, Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Subject Editor of Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (India), and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals. He is editor-in-chief of a book series on Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, comprising nine books published by Elsivier.