Suparna Mukherji
Professor
 
 
Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 
Powai, Mumbai-400076, INDIA. 
Phone: +91 22 25767854
Email: mitras[at]iitb.ac.in
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Education
 Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering) - 1997
  The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
  Thesis:Rates of Mass Transfer of Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Complex Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids to Water and Implications on Bioa
 M.S. (Civil and Environmental Engine) - 1991
  Clarkson University, Potsdam, USA
  Thesis:The Potential of Microwave Heating for Sludge Dewatering and Drying
 B. Tech. (Energy Engineering) - 1989
  Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
  Thesis:Control of Air Pollution from Thermal Power Plants
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Research Interests
Biotransformation and toxicity evaluation of complex organic pollutants
Fate and transport of pollutants in aquatic and subsurface systems
Physicochemical and biological treatment processes
Hazardous waste minimization and pollution prevention
Environmental statistics and design of experiments
Bioremediation
Monitoring of bioaerosol
Monitoring of micropollutants
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Current Research
Development of Nanocomposites for Water Treatment
Studies on microbial cultures degrading components of complex NAPLs such as oil and tar, understanding bioavailability, substrate interaction effects and applications in bioremediation and engineered bioreactors
Prediction and evaluation of toxicity and mutagenicity of complex pollutant mixtures using microorganisms
Monitoring & Removal of Micropollutants from Water
Characterization and Treatment of Greywater
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Awards
2009
  National Women Bioscientist Award (Junior Category)
  DBT New Delhi
 
2004
  Best Research Paper Award, IIT Bombay, 2011 for paper entitled "Biodegradation of Diesel Oil by an Arabian Sea Sediment Culture Isolated from the Vicinity of an Oil Field" Bioresource Technology, 95, 281-286
 
2000
  AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers awarded by AICTE
  AICTE, New Delhi
 
1990
  Silver Medal and General Proficiency Cash Prize awarded by IIT, Kharagpur,
 
1988-1989
  Jagdish Bose Memorial Scholarship, IIT, Kharagpur
 
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Projects
2016,March- 2019,March
  Removal of Micropollutants from Water using TiO2 Nanocomposites
  by DST, New Delhi, Co-PI: Prof. S.S.V. Tatiparti
 
2016,August-2017,July
  Characterization of Grey Water and Development of Cost Effective Systems for Grey Water Recycling
  Tata Centre, IIT Bombay, Co-PI: Prof. Sanjeev Chaudhari and Prof. Anurag Garg
 
2012,August- 2015,July
  Treatment of Oily Sludge: Biodegradability Assessment and Effect of Bio-augmentation and Bio-stimulation
  IRCC, IIT Bombay
 
2012 February - 2013 December
  Characterization and Treatment of Wastewater from Large/Small Scale Biomass Gasification Systems
  IIT Bombay under ACCESS Scheme (Prof. S. Mukherji, PI; Co-PIs: Prof. Sanjay Mahajani, Chemical Engg., and Prof. Virendra Sethi, CESE, IIT Bombay, MAGEEP Partners: Daniel Giammar and John Fortner, EECE, Institute WUStL, USA
 
2012 February - 2012 December
  Characterisation and Treatment of Wastewater from Large/Small Scale Biomass Gasification Systems
  IIT Bombay under ACCESS Scheme (Prof. S. Mukherji, PI; Co-PIs: Prof. Sanjay Mahajani, Chemical Engg., and Prof. Virendra Sethi, CESE, IIT Bombay, MAGEEP Partners: Daniel Giammar and John Fortner, EECE, Institute WUStL, USA
 
2011 October - 2014 September
  Biological Treatment of Biomass Gasifier Wastewater Using Algal-Bacterial System in Rotating Biological Contactor
  DBT, New Delhi
 
2010July - 2011 December
  Environmental Quality and Pollution: Ganga River Basin Management Plan
  MOEF, New Delhi (Multi-institution project involvi
 
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Affiliations
Member, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Member, American Society for Microbiology (International)
Fellow, Geological Society of India
Life-member, Indian Environmental Association (IEA), Mumbai
Life-member, Indian Association for Environmental Management, Nagpur
Member, Society for Applied Microbiology (International)
Member, International Water Association (IWA) (International)
Member, International Water Association (IWA) (International)
Life Member, The Indian Science Congress Association
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Students
 Neha Garg
 
 Prasenjit Ghosh
 Prashant Sinha
 Prashant Sinha
 Priyankar Chand
 Reeti Kumar
 Sanjeeb Mohapatra
 Sharda Bharti
 Yash Rajendra Lalai
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Publications
Chakraborty, D., V. Sharma, S. Agnihotri, S. Mukherji and S. Mukherji, 2017. "Disinfection of Water in a Batch Reactor using Chloridized Silver Surfaces", Journal of Water Process Engineering16(), 41-49
 
Sarat Chandra, T., M. Maneesh kumar, V. S. Chauhan, S. Mukherji, R. Sarada, S. N. Mudliar, 2017. "Life cycle assessment of microalgae based biodiesel production to assess the impact of biomass productivity and energy source", Resources Conservation and Recycling122(),  286-294
 
Ghosh I. and S. Mukherji, 2017. "Substrate interaction effects during pyrene biodegradation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa RS1", Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering5(), 1791-1800
 
Sarat Chandra, T., Aditi, S., Maneesh Kumar, M., Mukherji, S., Modak, J., Chauhan, V.S., Sarada, R., Mudliar, S.N., 2017 . "Growth and biochemical characteristics of an indigenous freshwater microalga, Scenedesmus obtusus cultivated in an airlift photobioreactor: Effect of reactor hydrodynamics, light intensity and photoperiod", Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering,Accepted, April, 2017. (), 
 
Bharadwaj, R., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, 2016. "Probing the localized surface plasmon field of a gold nanoparticle-based fibre optic biosensor", Plasmonics11(), 753-761
 
Ghosh I. and S. Mukherji, 2016. "Diverse effect of surfactants on pyrene biodegradation by a Pseudomonas strain utilizing pyrene by cell surface hydrophobicity induction", International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation108(), 67-75
 
Sarat Chandra, T., S. Mukherji, R.S. Deepak, M. Maneesh kumar, V. S. Chauhan, R. Sarada and S. N. Mudliar, 2016. "Evaluation of indigenous fresh water microalga Scenedesmus obtusus for feed and fuel applications", Bioresource Technology 207(), 430-439
 
Phatak, P.S., S. Trivedi, A. Garg, S.K. Gupta, S. Mukherji, 2016. "Start-up of sequencing batch reactor with Thiosphaera pantotropha for treatment of high strength nitrogenous wastewater and sludge characterization", Environmental Science and Pollution Research23(), 20065-20080
 
Pahari, A.K., D. Dasgupta, R.S. Patil and S. Mukherji, 2016. "Emission of Bacterial Bioaerosols from a Composting Facility in Maharashtra, India", Waste Management53(), 22-31
 
Mohapatra, S., C.H. Huang, S. Mukherji and L.P. Padhye, 2016. "Occurrence and Fate of Pharmaceuticals in WWTPs in India and Comparison with a Similar Study in the United States", Chemosphere159(), 526-535
 
Gantayat, S.K. and S. Mukherji, 2016. "Performance of an algal-bacterial system for treatment of biomass gasifier wastewater in a 16-L RBC at 36 h HRT", Materials Today: Proceedings3(), 3418-3426
 
Jeswani, H. and S. Mukherji, 2015. "Treatment of biomass gasifier wastewater in a rotating biological contactor", The Indian Journal of Technical Education38(2), 1-7
 
Bharti S., S. Agnihotri, S. Mukherji and S. Mukherji, 2015. "Effectiveness of immobilized silver nanoparticles in inactivation of pathogenic bacteria", Journal of Environmental Research and Development9(3A), 849-856
 
Agnihotri, S., G. Bajaj, S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, 2015. "Arginine assisted immobilization of silver nanoparticles on ZnO nanorods: An enhanced and reusable antibacterial substrate without human cell cytotoxicity", Nanoscale7(), 7415-7429
 
Kargupta, W., A. Ganesh and S. Mukherji, 2015. "Estimation of Carbon dioxide Sequestration Potential of Microalgae Grown in a Batch Photobioreactor", Bioresource Technology, 180180(), 370-375
 
Jasmine, J and S. Mukherji, 2015. "Characterization of oily sludge from a refinery and biodegradability assessment using various hydrocarbon degrading strains and reconstituted consortia", Journal of Environmental Management149(), 118-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.10.007.
 
Sarat Chandra, T., S. N. Mudliar, S. Vidyashankar, S. Mukherji, K. Krishnamurthi, R. Sarada and V. S. Chauhan, 2015. "Defatted algal biomass as a non-conventional low- cost adsorbent: Surface characterization and its adsorption characteristics by methylene blue based adsorption", Bioresource Technology184(), 395-404. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2014.10.018.
 
Jeswani, H. and S. Mukherji, 2015. "Treatment of simulated biomass gasification wastewater of varying strength in a three stage rotating biological contactor", Chemical Engineering Journal259(), 303-312.
 
Ghosh I, J. Jasmine and S. Mukherji, 2014. "Biodegradation of Pyrene by a Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain RS1 isolated from Refinery Sludge", Bioresource Technology166(), 548-558
 
Jasmine J., and S. Mukherji, 2014. "Evaluation of Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation Effects on the Treatment of Refinery Oily Sludge using 2n Full Factorial Design", Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts16(), 1889-1896
 
Sarat Chandra, T., G. Suvidha, S. Vidyashankar, S. Mukherji, V.S. Chauhan, R. Sarada and S.N. Mudliar, 2014. "Statistical optimization of thermal pretreatment conditions for enhanced biomethane production from defatted algal biomass", Bioresource Technology162(), 157-165
 
Agnihotri, S., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, 2014. "Size-controlled silver nanoparticles synthesized over the range 5-100 nm using the same protocol and their antibacterial efficacy", RSC Advances4(), 3974-3983
 
Jasmine, J. and S. Mukherji, 2013. "Sustainable Management of Tank Bottom Sludge from Refineries: Role of Bioaugmentation with n-alkane and naphthalene degrading Burkholderia cultures", International Journal of Sustainable Innovation3(1), 9-16.
 
Mohanty, S. J. Jasmine and S. Mukherji, 2013. "Practical Considerations and Challenges Involved in Surfactant Enhanced Bioremediation of Oil", BioMed Research International2013(), Article ID 328608. 1-16.
 
Panchratna, D. V. Sethi and S. Mukherji, 2013. "Sorption of Simulated Biomass Gasification Wastewater on Rice Husk Char and Activated Carbon", International Journal on Environmental Engineering and Management4(5), 489-496.
 
Yadav, A., S. Mukherji and A. Garg, 2013. "Removal of COD and Color from Simulated Textile Wastewater Using a Combination of Chemical/ Physico-chemical Processes", Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research52 (30), 10063-10071
 
Agnihotri, S., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, 2013. "Immobilized Silver Nanoparticles Enhance Contact Killing and Show Highest Efficacy: Elucidation of the Mechanism of Bactericidal Action of Silver", Nanoscale5(16), 7328-7340
 
Jeswani, H. and S. Mukherji, 2013. "Batch Studies with Exiguobacterium aurantiacum degrading structurally diverse organic compounds and its potential for treatment of biomass gasification wastewater", International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 8080(), 1-9
 
Mohanty, S. and S. Mukherji, 2013. "Surfactant Aided Biodegradation of NAPLs by Burkholderia multivorans: Comparison between Triton X-100 and Rhamnolipid JBR-515", Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces102 (-), 644-652.
 
Agnihotri, S., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, 2012. "Antimicrobial chitosan-PVA hydrogel as a nanoreactor and immobilization matrix for silver nanoparticles", Applied Nanoscience2(), 179-188
 
Jeswani, H. and S. Mukherji, 2012. "Degradation of Phenolics, Nitrogen-Heterocyclics and Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in a Rotating Biological Contactor", Bioresource Technology, In pressDoi:(10.1016/j.biortech.2012.01.157), 
 
Mukherji, S. and A. Chavan, 2012. "Treatment of Aqueous Effluents Containing Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids in Rotating Biological Contactor with Algal Bacterial Biofilm", Chemical Engineering Journal( 200-202,), 459-470
 
Mishra, P.K. and S. Mukherji, 2012. "Biosorption of Diesel and Lubricating Oil on Algal Biomass", 3 Biotech2(), 301-310
 
Mohanty, S. and S. Mukherji, 2011. "Alteration in Cell Surface Properties of Burkholderia spp. During Surfactant Aided Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons", Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, In pressDoi:(10.1007/s00253-011-3703-7), 
 
5. Gangamma, S, S. Mukherji, and Rashmi R.S. Patil, 2011. "Characterization and Proinflammatory Response of Airborne Biological Particles from Wastewater Treatment Plants", Environmental Science and Technology45(8), 3282-3287
 
Chavan, A. and S. Mukherji, 2010. "Effect of Co-contaminant Phenol on Performance of a Laboratory-Scale RBC with Algal-Bacterial Biofilm Treating Petroleum Hydrocarbon-rich Wastewater", Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology85(6), 851-859
 
Paikaray, S., Banerjee, S. and Mukherji, S, 2010. "Paleo-redox indicators for the Precambrian black shales of the Vindhyan Supergroup: applications and limitations", Indian Journal of Earth Sciences33(1-4), 25-33
 
Chakraborty, S., S. Mukherji and S. Mukherji, 2010. "Surface Hydrophobicity of Petroleum Hydrocarbon Degrading Burkholderia strains and their Interactions with NAPLs and Surfaces", Colloids & Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 78(7), 101-108
 
Chavan A. and S. Mukherji, 2010. "Response of an Algal Consortium to Diesel under Varying Culture Conditions", Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology160,(10), 719-729
 
Parvez, S., C. Venkataraman, and S. Mukherji, 2008. "Toxicity assessment of organic pollutants: Reliability of bioluminescence inhibition assay and univariate QSAR models using freshly prepared Vibrio fischeri ", Toxicology in Vitro(07.0), 
 
Parvez, S., C. Venkataraman, and S. Mukherji, 2008. "Toxicity Assessment of Organic Contaminants: Evaluation of Mixture Effects in Model Industrial Mixtures using 2n Full Factorial Design ", Chemosphere73(-), 1049-1055
 
Ruparelia J.P., S.P. Duttagupta, A.K. Chatterjee and S. Mukherji, 2008. "Potential of Carbon Nanomaterials for Removal of Heavy Metals from Water ", Desalination232(-), 145-156
 
Mohanty, G. and S. Mukherji, 2008. " Enhancement of NAPL bioavailability by induction of cell-surface hydrophobicity in Exiguobacterium aurantiacum and Burkholderia cepacia", Indian J of Biotechnology7(3), 295-30
 
Ruparelia J.P., A.K. Chatterjee, S.P. Duttagupta, and S. Mukherji, 2008. "Strain Specificity in Antimicrobial Activity of Silver and Copper Nanoparticles", Acta Biomaterialia4(3), 707-71
 
Chavan, A. and S. Mukherji, 2008. "Treatment of Hydrocarbon-rich Wastewater using Oil Degrading Bacteria and Phototrophic Microorganisms in Rotating Biological Contactor: Effect of N:P Ratio. ", J of Hazardous Materials154(-), 63-72
 
Paikaray, S., S. Banerjee and S. Mukherji, 2008. " Surface characteristics of shales and implications on sorption. ", Environmental Chemistry Letters6(-), 91-94
 
Paikaray, S., S. Banerjee and S. Mukherji, 2008. "Geochemistry of Shales from the Paleoproterozoic to Neoproterozoic Vindhyan Supergroup: Implications on Provenance, Tectonics and Paleoweathering.", Journal of Asian Earth Sciences32(-), 34-48
 
Paikaray, S., S. Banerjee and S. Mukherji, 2006. "Geochemistry of lower Vindhyan shales and its implications on provenance and tectonics. ", Indian J of Geology78(1-4), 143-157
 
Paikaray, S., S. Banerjee and S. Mukherji, 2006 . "Paleo-redox indicators for the Precambrian black shales of the Vindhyan Supergroup: application and limitation ", Indian Journal of Earth Sciences33(1-4), 25-33
 
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Confernce Papers
Ghosh, P. and S. Mukherji, "Comparative Toxicity Assessment of PAHs and Nitrogen and Sulfur Heterocylic PAHs by Bioluminescence Inhibition Assay",  National Seminar on "Recent Advances in Environmental Toxicology" organized by Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi  held on February 13-14, 2017
 
Ghosh, P. and S. Mukherji, "Screening of mineral media components for enhancing carbazole degradation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (RS1) using Plackett-Burman design",  SETAC Europe 27th Annual Meeting, Brussels, Belgium  held on May 7-11, 2017
 
Mishra, M., G. Menon, S.S.V. Tatiparti and S. Mukherji, "Assessment of Endocrine Disruption Potential of Selected Pharmaceuticals Using an In-vitro Assay",  National Conference on Sustainable Advanced Technologies for Environment Management (SATEM-2017), Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Kolkata, India  held on June 28-30, 2017
 
Bharti, S., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, "Photocatalytic Action of Silver-Titanium dioxide Nanocomposites Against Pathogenic Bacteria",  Photocatalytic Action of Silver-Titanium dioxide Nanocomposites Against Pathogenic Bacteria”, National Conference on Sustainable Advanced Technologies for Environment Management (SATEM-2017), Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibp  held on June 28-30, 2017
 
Menon G., S.S.V. Tatiparti and S. Mukherji, "Effect of Calcination Temperature on the Microstructure and Photocatalytic Decolorization of Methyl Orange Dye using TiO2/ZnO Nanocomposites",  National Conference on Sustainable Advanced Technologies for Environment Management (SATEM-2017), Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Kolkata, India  held on 28-30 June, 2017
 
Kumar R. and S. Mukherji, "Feasibility of Photocatalytic Degradation of an Organophosphorus Pesticide using Graphene Oxide-TiO2 Nanocomposite",  National Conference on Sustainable Advanced Technologies for Environment Management (SATEM-2017), Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Kolkata, India  held on June 28-30, 2017
 
Gantayat, S.K. and S. Mukherji., "Performance of an algal-bacterial system for treatment of biomass gasifier wastewater in a 16-L RBC at 36 h HRT",  International Conference on Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology 2016 (ICABET 2016) organized by Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata  held on January 20-22, 2016
 
Phatak, P.S., A. Garg and S. Mukherji, "Impact of pH and free ammonia on simultaneous heterotrophic nitrification and aerobic denitrification in Thiosphaera pantotropha batch cultures",  48th IWWA Convention, Mumbai. Oral Presentation and paper in conference proceedings  held on January 21-23, 2016
 
Agnihotri, S., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji., "Developing Ag/ZnO hybrid nanocomposites as a new generation antibacterial coat using green immobilization chemistry and its effect on diverse bacterial strains",  International Conference on Nanotechnology and STEM Education and Research (Aligarh Nano-V & STEMCON-16) organized by The Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India in collaboration with Ohio State University  held on March 12-15, 2016
 
Solanki, S., D. Dasgupta and S. Mukherji, "Biodegradation of squalane by a Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain and bioavailability considerations",  SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting, Nantes, France  held on May 22-26, 2016
 
Mukherji, S. J. Jasmine and S. Datta, "Impact of bioaugmentation on treatment of oily sludge",  10th Conference of International Society for Environmental Biotechnology (ISEB 2016), Bacelona, Spain  held on June 1-3, 2016
 
Mohapatra, S., L. P. Padhye and S. Mukherji., "Characterization and quantification of DOM in wastewater and its interaction with pharmaceuticals",  International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2016 (IC EST 2016), Houston Texas  held on June 6-10, 2016
 
Menon G., S.S.V. Tatiparti and S. Mukherji, "Effect of ZnO additive on phase transformation of TiO2 nanoparticles and its impact on photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange dye",  8th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, University of Surrey, Guildford, England  held on September 12-14, 2016
 
Kumar R. and S. Mukherji, "Impact of graphene oxide synthesis method on eosin decolorization activity of graphene oxide-TiO2 nanocomposites under UV and visible light",  8th International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials, University of Surrey, Guildford, England  held on September 12-14, 2016
 
Mohapatra, S., L. P. Padhye and S. Mukherji, "Seasonal variation in concentrations of pharmaceuticals and evaluation of treatment efficiency for a WWTP in India",  SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida  held on November 6-10, 2016
 
Bharti S., S. Agnihotri, S. Mukherji and S. Mukherji, , "Comparison of Acute Toxicity of Algal MetaBiocidal activity of silver nanoparticles immobilized on surface functionalized glass on yeast",  International Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering, organized by Dept. of Chemical Engineering,, Received Best Paper Award.  held on March 20-21, 2015
 
Kumar, Y., S. Mukherji and A. Garg, "Degradation of aniline by Fenton or Fenton like process,International Conference on New Frontiers in Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering",  organized by Dept. of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Warangal  held on March 20-21, 2015
 
Ghosh, I. and S. Mukherji,, "Persistence of pyrene in a hydrocarbon mixture: Response of an efficient and inefficient pyrene degrader and impact of Tritox-X 100" ,International Conference on Environment and Ecolog",  Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, Kolkata  held on March 2-4, 2015
 
Kumar, R. and S. Mukherji, "Synthesis and characterization of composite nanomaterials for removal of pesticides",  Emerging Micropollutants in the Environment: Occurrence, Transportation, Monitoring and Treatment, TEQIP Short Term Course cum Workshop, organized by Chemical Engg. Dpt, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India,  held on March 2-5, 2015
 
Menon G., A. Datta and S. Mukherji, "Synthesis and characterization of photocatalytic nanocomposites for degradation of endocrine disrupting pharmaceuticals in wastewater effluents",  Emerging Micropollutants in the Environment: Occurrence, Transportation, Monitoring and Treatment, TEQIP Short Term Course cum Workshop, organized by Chemical Engg. Dpt, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India  held on March 2-5, 2015
 
Mohapatra, S., L. P. Padhye and S. Mukherji, "Challenges in quantifying pharmaceuticals in wastewater matrix" Emerging Micropollutants in the Environment: Occurrence, Transportation, Monitoring and Treatment, TEQIP Short Term Course cum Workshop",  Chemical Engg. Dpt, IIT Guwahati, Guwahati, India  held on March 2-5, 2015
 
Mohapatra, S., L. P. Padhye and S. Mukherji, "Solid Phase Extraction and HR-LC-MS/MS method Development for Determination of Pharmaceutical Compounds in Wastewater",  47th IWWA National Convention, Kolkata, India  held on Jan and Fe 30-31-1, 2015
 
Phatak, P.S., A. Garg and S. Mukherji, "Quantification of free ammonia and nitrogen loss through ammonia stripping in a sequencing batch reactor and its implications on simultaneous nitrification denitrification",  47th IWWA National Convention, Kolkata, India  held on Janauary & 30-31 and, 2015
 
Mohapatra, S., S. Mukherji and L. P. Padhye, "Occurrence and Fate of Pharmaceuticals in Mumbai's Wastewater",  3rd Water Research Conference, Elsevier, Shenzhen, China  held on January 11-14, 2015
 
Ghosh, I., M. Kamat and S. Mukherji, "Degradation of a Synthetic NAPL containing Aliphatic Hydrocarbons and PAHs by Two Pure Bacterial Isolates National Conference on "Environment: Pollution and Protection" EPP 2014",  NIT Durgapur, Durgapur, Poster Presentation, Received Best Poster Award.  held on Jan-Feb 30-1, 2014
 
Agnihotri, S., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, "Comparison of Amine and Thiol Functionalized Glass Wool Fibres for Silver Nanoparticle Immobilization: Characterization, Bactericidal Efficacy and Potential Risk",  International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, ICONSAT 2014, organized by: Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali,Chandigarh, India  held on March 3-5, 2014
 
Bharadwaj, R., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, "Determination of Penetration Depth of Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Fiber Optic Probe Using Polyelectrolyte Multilayers",  Advanced Photonics Congress, Barcelona, Spain (Oral Presentation). OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper SeM3C.5  held on July , 2014
 
Jasmine J. and S. Mukherji, "Uptake of diverse groups of petroleum hydrocarbons by bacteria isolated from oily sludge",  Joint SETAC Asia Pacific (AP)/Australasia (AU) Conference, Advancing Science for a Sustainable Environment, Adelaide, Australia  held on September 14-17, 2014
 
Bharti S., S. Agnihotri, S. Mukherji and S. Mukherji, "Effectiveness of immobilized silver nanoparticles in inactivation of pathogenic bacteria" 7th International Congress of Environmental Research, Bangalore, India",  Journal of Environmental Research And Development (JERAD) and R. V. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India  held on December 26-28, 2014
 
Jeswani H. and S. Mukherji, "Effect of Wastewater Characteristics on Performance of a Lab-scale RBC Treating Biomass Gasifier Wastewater" First International Forum on Asian Water Environment Technology (1st IFAWET), ",  University of Tokyo, Japan, JNU, New Delhi and IIT Roorkee; held in JNU, New Delhi  held on December 18-20, 2013
 
Jeswani H. and S. Mukherji, "Effect of Wastewater Characteristics on Performance of a Lab-scale RBC Treating Biomass Gasifier Wastewater, First International Forum on Asian Water Environment Technology” (1st IFAWET)",  University of Tokyo, Japan, JNU, New Delhi and IIT Roorkee; held in JNU, New Delhi  held on December 18-20, 2013
 
Jasmine J. and S. Mukherji, "Sustainable Management of Tank Bottom Sludge from Refineries: Role of Bioaugmentation with n-Alkane and Naphthalene-Degrading Burkholderia Cultures",  International Symposium on a Sustainable Future (ISSF), IGIDR, Mumbai, Oral Presentation. Paper in Conference Proceedings on CD.  held on October 16-18, 2013
 
Jasmine J. and S. Mukherji, "Evaluation of Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation Effects on the Treatment of Refinery Oily Sludge using 2n Full Factorial Design" IWA Regional Conference on Waste and Wastewater Management Science and Technology",  Grand Resort Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus  held on June 26-28, 2013
 
Panchratna, D. V. Sethi and S. Mukherji, "Sorption of Simulated Biomass Gasification Wastewater on Rice Husk Char and Activated Carbon",  2nd International Conference on Agriculture, Food Technologies and Environment-New Approaches (AFTENA-2013), JNU, New Delhi  held on October 19-20, 2013
 
Ghosh, I. and S. Mukherji, "Micellar Solubilization of Pyrene in Triton X-100 Hinders Pyrene Degradation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa" IWA Regional Conference on Waste and Wastewater Management Science and Technology",  Grand Resort Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus,Poster Presentation, Received Best Poster Award.  held on June 26-28, 2013
 
Agnihotri, S., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, "Antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles immobilized on a surface functionalized SU-8 polymer", 3rd International Conference on Multifunctional Hybrid and Nanomaterials (Hybrid Materials, 2013)",  Sorrento, Italy. Poster Presentation  held on March 3-7, 2013
 
Mukherji, S., A. Chavan and H. Jeswani, "Algal Bacterial Biofilm in Rotating Biological Contactor for Removal of Organic Contaminants from Wastewater: Advantages and Challenges" International Conference on Algal Biorefinery: A Potential source of Food, Feed, Biochemicals, Biofuels and Biofertili",  IIT Kharagpur, India, Oral presentation, Abstract No. ICAB F090Q  held on Janauary 10-12, 2013
 
Kargupta, W., A. Ganesh and S. Mukherji, "Assessment of Carbon Sequestration Potential of Microalgae, Chlorella pyrenoidosa and Scenedesmus abundans in a Tubular Batch Photobioreactor and Effect of Gas Flow Rate" International Conference on Algal Biorefinery: A Potential source of Food, Feed, Bio",  IIT Kharagpur, India, Poster Presentation, Abstract No. ICAB F090P  held on Janauary 10-12, 2013
 
Jeswani, H. and S. Mukherji, "Comparison of Acute Toxicity of Algal Metabolies using Bioluminescence Inhibition Assay, 27th National Convention of Environmental Engineers on Green Technologies ",  Sponsored by the Institution of Engineers, NIT Suratkal, Mangalore, Karnataka  held on January 24-25, 2012
 
Phatak, P. S., A. Garg. S.K. Gupta and S. Mukherji, "Impact of Media Composition on Abiotic Losses During Biological Nitrogen Removal from Nitrogen Rich Industrial Wastewater, 27th National Convention of Environmental Engineers on Green Technologies",  Sponsored by the Institution of Engineers, NIT Suratkal, Mangalore, Karnataka  held on January 24-25, 2012
 
Agnihotri, S., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, "Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticle containing Glass Fibers for Antimicrobial Applications, International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ICONSAT - 2012)",  Hyderabad, India  held on January 20-23, 2012
 
Bharadwaj, R., S. Mukherji and S. Mukherji, "U-bend fiber optic sensor using 6-mercaptonicotinic acid (6-MNA) functionalized gold nanoparticles for detection of explosives RDX and TNT" International Conference on Fiber Optics and Photonics",  PHOTONICS 2012 , art. no. 6545720, 2012  held on , 2012
 
Bharadwaj. R., S. Mukherji and S. Mukherji, "Fibre optic sensor using L-Cysteine functionalized gold nanoparticles for trace detection of trinitrotoluene (TNT), ICONSAT 2012",  ICONSAT 2012, Hyderabad, Selected for expense free participation.  held on January , 2012
 
Mukherji, S., V. Sethi, S. Mahajani, D. Giammar and J. Fortner, "Characterization and Treatment of Wastewater from Large/Small Scale Biomass Gasification Systems 4th International Symposium on Energy and Environment: Abundant, Clean, Cost Effective Energy Systems for Sustainability",  Oral Presentation.  held on December 19-20, 2012
 
Madhav, V. D. Panchratna, H. Jeswani, V. Sethi, S. Mahajani, D. Giammar and J. Fortner and S. Mukherji , "Gas Cleaning and Wastewater Treatment for Small Scale Gasification Systems” 4th International Symposium on Energy and Environment: Abundant, Clean, Cost Effective Energy Systems for Sustainability",  Poster Presentation.  held on December 9-12, 2012
 
Mukherji, S.,, "Advances in Bio-Transformative Processes and Toxicity Evaluation Techniques for Complex Organic Pollutants, Second International Conference on Drilling Technology 2012 (ICDT-2012) and First National Symposium on Petroleum Science and Engineering 2012",  Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras India  held on December 6-8, 2012
 
Mukherji, S., S. Agnihotri, and S. Mukherji, "Development of Nanoparticle based Systems for Disinfection of Water" 3rd MRS Trilateral Workshop on Nanotechnology Applications in Energy, Water and Healthcare",  Centre for Excellence in Nanoelectronics, IIT Bombay, Invited Oral Presentation  held on November 19-21, 2012
 
Mukherji, S., "Advances in Bio-Transformative Processes and Toxicity Evaluation Techniques for Complex Organic Pollutants", Second International Conference on “Drilling Technology 2012 (ICDT-2012)” and First National Symposium on “Petroleum Science and Engineering 2012 ",  Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras India  held on December 6-8, 2012
 
Mukherji, S., S. Agnihotri, and S. Mukherji, "Development of Nanoparticle based Systems for Disinfection of Water” 3rd MRS Trilateral Workshop on Nanotechnology Applications in Energy, Water and Healthcare",  Centre for Excellence in Nanoelectronics, IIT Bombay, Invited Oral Presentation  held on November 19-21, 2012
 
Mukherji, S. and S. Mohanty, "Bioavailability enhancement during uptake of multicomponent non-aqueous phase liquids in presence of rhamnolipids SETAC-Asia Pacific 2012 Learning from History and Applying Advancing Science to Build a Safer and Sustainable Environment",  Kumamoto, Japan,Oral Presentation  held on September 24-27, 2012
 
Jasmine J. and S. Mukherji, "Characterization of oily sludge from an oil refinery in India and biodegradability assessment SETAC-Asia Pacific 2012 Learning from History and Applying Advancing Science to Build a Safer and Sustainable Environment",  Kumamoto, Japan,Oral Presentation, Received Best Student Presentation Award.  held on September 24-27, 2012
 
Jeswani, H. and S. Mukherji,, "Treatment of simulated biomass gasification wastewater using an algal-bacterial system" Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment Santiago de Compostela, Spain",  International Water Association and School of Engineering, University of Santiago De Compostela. ISBN978-84-695-3605-6. Poster Presentation. Received Best Poster Award.  held on June 25-27, 2012
 
Phatak, P. S., A. Garg. S.K. Gupta and S. Mukherji, "Impact of cycle time on nitrogen removal in SBR for simulated fertilizer industry wastewater, IWA Nutrient Removal and Recovery 2012: Trends in NRR",  Harbin, China, organized by International Water Association. Poster Presentation.  held on September 23-25, 2012
 
Agnihotri, S., S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, "Evaluation of Chitosan-PVA hydrogel as a nanoreactor and an immobilization matrix for silver nanoparticles , International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (ICANN-2011)",  IIT-Guwahati, Assam, India  held on Dec 08-10, 2011, (Received Best Poster Award)
 
Jeswani, H. and S. Mukherji, "Treatment of biomass gasifier wastewater in bench-scale bioreactors by waste activated sludge and Exiguobacterium aurantiacum" International conference on "Microbes in Wastewater and Waste Treatment, Bioremediation and Energy Production",  organized by BITS Pilani, Goa, India and International Water Association  held on Jan 24-26, 2011
 
Mukherji, S. and H. Jeswani, "Treatment of biomass gasifier wastewater in a rotating biological contactor , IWA Biofilms Conference 2011: Processes in Biofilms",  organized by International Water Association, Shanghai, China  held on October 27-30, 2011
 
Mukherji, S, "Management of Wastewater from Tanneries, Indo-Canadian Bilateral Workshop on Management and Valorization of Industrial and Agricultural Wastes (MVIAW 2011),",  organized jointly by IIT Bombay, INRS & Laval University, Canada, held at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India  held on October 12, 2011
 
Mukherji, S. and Mohanty S, "Effect of Surfactants on Bacterial Cultures Degrading Hydrocarbons from Non Aqueous Phase Liquids",  World Congress on Biotechnology, organized by Ohmics International, Hyderabad  held on March 21-23, 2011
 
Phatak, P. S. S. Trivedi, A. Garg. S.K. Gupta and S. Mukherji, "Nitrogen Removal from Wastewater-Simultaneous Nitrification Denitrification (SND) in Sequencing Batch Bioreactor" Annual Conference Envirovision 2010: "Advances in Environmental Technology and Management",  organized by Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE), IIT Bombay and Indian Environmen  held on Nov 25-27, 2010
 
Ghosh, I., A. Bhuwan and S. Mukherji, "Degradation of Pyrene by Rhodococcus sp. " Annual Conference Envirovision 2010: "Advances in Environmental Technology and Management",  organized by Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE), IIT Bombay and Indian Environmen  held on Nov 25-27, 2010
 
Jeswani H. and S. Mukherji, "Comparison of Coal Gasifier and Biomass Gasifier Wastewater Characteristics and Toxicity" Annual Conference Envirovision 2010: "Advances in Environmental Technology and Management",  organized by Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE), IIT Bombay and Indian Environmen  held on Nov 25-27, 2010
 
Jublee, J. and S. Mukherji, "Evaluation of Surfactant Toxicity for Bioremediation Applications" Annual Conference Envirovision 2010: "Advances in Environmental Technology and Management",  organized by Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE), IIT Bombay and Indian Environmen  held on Nov 25-27, 2010
 
Chakraborty, D., V. Sharma, S. Mukherji and Suparna Mukherji, "Water Disinfection Studies in a Batch Reactor Using Chloridized Silver Surfaces" Annual Conference Envirovision 2010: "Advances in Environmental Technology and Management",  organized by Centre for Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE), IIT Bombay and Indian Environmen  held on Nov 25-27, 2010
 
Ghosh, I., S. Mohanty and S. Mukherj, "Comparative Study on Degradation of a Model NAPL by Sphingomonas and Burkholderia sp. And Impact of Triton-X 100" IX International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering (ICHE2010)",  IIT Madras, 2-5 August 2010, paper published on conference proceedings in CD (Oral Presentation)  held on August 2-5, 2010
 
Mukherji, S., S. Chakraborty and S. Mukherji, "Effect of NAPL Composition on Cell Surface Characteristics of Naphthalene Degrading Cultures" IX International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering (ICHE2010)",  IIT Madras  held on August 2-5, 2010
 
Mukherji, S. & Mohanty S., "Challenges in Surfactant Aided Bioremediation of Oil " 97th Indian Science Congress, Environmental Science Session",  Organized by: Indian Science Congress Association, held at University of Kerala, Kariavathom campus,  held on Jan 3-7, 2010
 
Jeswani, H. and S. Mukherji, "Feasibility Study for Treatment of Gassification Wastewater Using an Algal-Bacterial System" , The 4th National Conference on Current Trends in Technology, NUCONE 2009",  Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science and Technology, Ahmedabad  held on November 25-27, 2009
 
Mohanty S. and Mukherji, S., "Mechanism of Surfactant Aided Bioremediation: Impact on Cell Surface Properties "International Conference on Emerging Technologies in Environmental Science and Engineering",  Organised by Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and University of Toledo, Ohio, USA, held at Aligarh  held on Oct 26-28, 2009
 
Mukherji, S., "Application of Bioluminescence Inhibition Assay For Toxicity Evaluation of Environmental Samples "National Symposium on Frontiers in Photobiology (FIP-2009)",  Organized by Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, Mumbi and Indian Photobiology Society  held on August 24-26, 2009
 
Mukherji, S, " Bacterial Degradation of Petroleum Oils for Enhanced Bioremediation and Treatment in Bioreactors, TEQIIP Sponsored Theme Workshop on Emerging Trends in Environmental Biotechnology",  Department of Chemical Engg., NITK, Surathkal, Paper Published in Proceedings.  held on January 12-14, 2009
 
Parvez, S., C. Venkataraman and S. Mukherji, "S. Statistical Tools for Studying Component Effect and Interactions in Chemical Mixtures.",  Society for Risk Analyst (SRA), Annual Meeting, Boston, USA  held on December 7, 2008
 
Mohanty, S. and S. Mukherji, "Response of a Naphthalene Degrading Culture to Bioavailability Enhancement Caused by a Non-Ionic Surfactant",  5th SETAC World Congress, Organized by: Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC),  held on August 3, 2008
 
Mukherji, S., Parvez, S., and C. Venkataraman, "Toxicity Characterization of Hydrophobic Organic Compound Mixtures Based on Concentration Addition and Independent Action Models.",  5th SETAC World Congress, Sydney, Australia, organized by The Society for Toxicology and Chemistry  held on August 3, 2008
 
Mukherji, S. and A. Chavan, "Treatment of Oil Contaminated Wastewater using Algal-Bacterial Biofilms in RBC. ",  2nd Indo-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Jointly Organized by US (NAE) and IIT Madras  held on Febuary 27, 2008
 
Mohanty, S. and S. Mukherji, "Elucidation of petroleum hydrocarbon degradation by Burkholderia cepacia (ES1) in model systems and effect of nonionic chemical surfactants, International Congress for Environmental Research",  Organized by Journal of Environmental Research and Development and BITS Pilani Goa, Paper published in Journal of Environmental Research and Development  held on Dec 18-20, 2008
 
Shome N. and S. Mukherji, "Impact of Lake Water on Heavy Metal Toxicity Determined by Bioluminescence Inhibition Assay (Vibrio fischeri)",  The 3rd National Conference on Current Trends in Technology, NUCONE 2008,Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science and Technology, Ahmedabad , Excel India Publishers, New Delhi (Pg 153-157)  held on November 27-29, 2008
 
Chavan A. and S. Mukherji, "Effect of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids on Oxygen Transfer in Rotating Biological Contactor.",  National Conference on Frontiers in Chemical Engineering (NCFCE-2007), in IIT Guwahati, Organized by  held on December 12, 2007
 
Ruparelia J.P., A.K. Chatterjee, S.P. Duttagupta and S. Mukherji, "Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials and Effects of Post Treatment on Removal of Heavy Metals from Water",  Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science and Technology, Ahmedabad  held on November 29, 2007
 
Venkataraman, A., L. Mujawar, V. V. R. Sai, J. P. Ruparelia, A. Contractor, S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, ""A Polyaniline/Polystyrene Sulfonate/Glutaraldehyde Based Sensor for Detection of E coli in Water" The 8th Workshop on Biosensors and Bioanalytical ",  International Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry and BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus  held on October 3, 2007
 
Ruparelia J.P., A.K. Chatterjee, S.P. Duttagupta and S. Mukherji, "",  SETAC, SEB and the Environment Agency  held on September 24, 2007
 
Parvez, S., C. Venkataraman, and S. Mukherji, ""Toxicity Estimation of 2, 3 and 4 component mixture of HOCs and Inertpretation of Interaction effects",  The Society of Toxicology of Canada and National Research Council, Canada  held on July 15, 2007
 
Parvez, S., C. Venkataraman, and S. Mukherji, ""Full Factorial Design and Toxicity Interpretation for a Chemical Mixture",  Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Kolkata  held on January 15, 2007
 
Chavan A. and S. Mukherji, "",  Bengal Engineering & Science University, Howrah, India  held on January 11, 2007
 
Mohanty, G. and S. Mukherji, "",  Bengal Engineering & Science University, Howrah, India  held on January 11, 2007
 
Mohanty, S. and S. Mukherji, "",  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad in Association with Indian Association for Envi  held on November 16, 2006
 
Ruparelia J.P., S.P. Duttagupta, A.K. Chatterjee and S. Mukherji, "",  BARC, Mumbai, India  held on October 29, 2006
 
Mukherji, S., "",  Annual Conference of the Indian Environmental Association, Goa, India  held on September 21, 2006
 
Chavan A. and S. Mukherji, "",  Annual Conference of the Indian Environmental Association, Goa, India  held on September 21, 2006
 
Ruparelia J.P., S.P. Duttagupta, A.K. Chatterjee and S. Mukherji, "A Comparative Study on Disinfection Potential of Nanosilver and Nanonickel.",  EnviroVision 2006, Annual Conference of the Indian Environmental Association, Goa, India  held on September 21, 2006
 
Venkataraman, A., L. Mujawar, A. Contractor, S. Mukherji, and S. Mukherji, "The Potential of Electrochemical Methods for Detection of Bacteria.",  EnviroVision 2006, Annual Conference of the Indian Environmental Association, Goa, India  held on September 21, 2006
 
Chavan A. and S. Mukherji, "Algal Bacterial System for the Treatment of Hydrocarbon-rich Wastewaters.",  International Conference,  held on May 24, 2006
 
Mukherji, S. and G. Mohanty, "Diesel Spill Bioremediation Potential of Exiguobacterium aurantiacum isolated from contaminated soil.",  National Conference on  held on Febuary 9, 2006
 
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Professional Contributions
Reviewer, for various National and International Journals
Reviewer for projects submitted to DST, DBT and BIRAC
Editorial Board Member, Applied Nanoscience, Springer
Member of various Committees in CESE, IIT Bombay including: Postgraduate Committee (PGC) Jan, 2013-present, Department Policy Committee (DPC), 2011-2014, Convenor of Faculty Search Committee (2012-2014); In-charge of Common Instrumental Facilities, 2009-present.
Co-Convenor of Women Cell, IIT Bombay. March 2013-Dec 2014
Associate Editor, Journal of The Institution of Engineers, India-Series A
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