Awards / Honors / Distinctions

  • Most Outstanding Researcher Award, Career360 (2018)
  • Advisor, Adhita Bioscineces Pvt Ltd, Lucknow, India (2017)
  • Distinguished Scientist (HTBS National Innovation Chair) (2017)
  • Honorary Executive Director, Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability- India (2017)
  • Guest Professor, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China (2017)
  • Life-Time Achievement Award, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (2017)
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Biology, UK (2016)
  • Academician (Active Member VI), European Academy of Sciences & Arts, Salzburg, Germany (2016)
  • Subject Editor-Proceeedings of National Academy of Sciences, India (2016)
  • Fellow, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustaiability (2014)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, India (2012)
  • Judge, Elsevier Peer Review Challenge Program, Elsevier UK (2012)
  • Editor-in-chief, Bioresource Technology, Elsevier, UK (2011)
  • Fellow, Association of Microbiologists of India (FAMI) (2010)
  • Fellow, International Organization for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (FIOOB) (2008)
  • SciTopic Author, Elsevier (2008)
  • Visiting Professor, EPFL, Switzerland, (2008-2011, December each year)
  • Appreciation Award, Federal University of Parana, Brazil (2007)
  • Honorary Doctorate degree, Univesite Blaise Pascal, France (2007)
  • Thomson Scientific Award- India Citation Laureate (2006)
  • Fellow, The Biotech Research Society, India (FBRS) (2005)
  • Lupin Visiting Fellow (2005)
  • Editor, Bioresource Technology, Elsevier Science, UK (2004)
  • President, The Biotech Research Society, India (2004-2011)
  • Chair (F&H), International Society of Food, Agriculture & Environment (Finland) (2003-2004)
  • Visiting Professor, Universite Blaise-Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France (2003-2017 – June/July each year)
  • Best Poster/Paper Awards- International Conferences- ETBWC-2017, Nagpur; ICCB-2016, Vellore; NHBT-2015, Trivandrum; ICETB-2014, New Delhi;ICABB-2013, Pune; NHBT-2011, Trivandrum; ICGS-2010, Madurai; ICBF-2008, Hyderabad; NHBT-2007, Trivandrum; ICBF-2006, ICEHB-2006, ICB-2003, NHBT-2001, ISMBPT-2000; National Conference -several - co-author of the award winning papers
  • Best Scientific Achievement Award for the year 2001, Govt of Cuba, jointly with three others (2002)
  • UNESCO Professor (2000)
  • Visiting Faculty [Professor Titular], Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil (1998-2000) 
  • Visiting Scientist, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK (1996)
  • Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR, New Delhi (1995)
  • CNRS France Fellowship, France (1993)
  • GBF International Fellowship, Germany (1992)
  • Young Scientist Award, DSTE, Trivandrum (1989)
  • Sr. Research Fellowship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship, CSIR, New Delhi (1979-81)
  • Jr. Research Fellowship, Ministry of Health, Govt of India, New Delhi (1977-78)
  • Merit Scholarships during School, College and University career