Sumathi Suresh
Professor
 
 
Centre for Environmental Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 
Powai, Mumbai-400076, INDIA. 
Phone: +91 22 25767859
Email: sumathis@iitb.ac.in
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Education
 Ph. D. (Biochemistry)
  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  Thesis:Studies on 3-hydroxybenzoate-6-hydroxylase
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Research Interests
Environmental biochemistry and microbiology
Biological treatment processes
Enzymology
Application of biochemistry for cleaner production technologies
Biomonitoring and bioassay for toxicity testing
Remediation of persistent organic pollutants using zero-valent metal systems
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Current Research
Remediation of persistent halogenated compounds (such as pesticides) using zero-valent metals
Enzymes related to bioremediation
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Awards
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Projects
2007-2010
  Zero-Valent Metal Based Catalysts for Dehalogenation of AOX (adsorbable organic halides) Compounds in Pulp and Paper Industrial EffluentsTotal grant a
  Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
 
2004-07
  A Sequential Biological-Chemical Method for Rapid and Complete Removal of dyes from Textile Mill EffluentsTotal grant amount: Rupees ~15.80 Lakhs
  Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
 
2002-04
  Modernization of microbiology and ecology lab with hands on experience at CESE, IIT-Bombay.Total grant amount: Rupees 12.00 Lakhs
  MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development)
 
2001-05
  Isolation and Characterization of Microorganisms Capable of Degrading DDT-Residues, for Bioremediation of Contaminated Sites.
  Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
 
2001-05
  Fungal treatment for effluents containing textile dyes. (Total grant amount:~ Rupees 18.00 Lakhs
  Department of Science and Technology
 
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Publications
Upendra D. Patel and Sumathi S, 2007. "Dechlorination of chlorophenols using magnesium-palladium bimetallic system. Journal of Hazardous Materials (article in press, available on-line Science Direct). ", in p(), 
 
Gautam S. K. and Sumathi S. , 2007. "Studies on dechlorination of DDT [1, 1, 1-trichloro-2, 2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane] using magnesium/palladium bimetallic system. Journal of Hazardous Materials", B139(), 146-153
 
Gautam S. K. and Sumathi S. , 2007. "Complete dechlorination of DDE/DDD using magnesium/palladium system. Water Environment Research ", 79(4),  430-435
 
Rachna Patel and Sumathi S , 2007. "Kinetic and equilibrium studies on the biosorption of reactive black 5 dye by Aspergillus foetidus. Bioresource Technology (article in press, available on-line, Science Direct). ", in p(), 
 
Bidisha C., Sreeranjani R., Shaikh A., Chaudhari S. and Sumathi S, 2006. "Bioaccumulation and biosorption of drimarene red dye by Aspergillus foetidus. International Journal of Environment and Pollution", 28(3-4), 517-533
 
Sumathi S. and Dasgupta D., 2006. "Effects of denaturants on 3-hydroxybenzoate-6-hydroxylase. Indian Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics Chemistry", 43(), 148-153
 
Sumathi S. and Dasgupta D., 2006. "Interaction of -hydroxybenzoate-6-hydroxylase with cibacron blue. Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry", 21(1), 47-53
 
Upendra D. Patel and Sumathi S., 2006. "Dechlorination of chlorophenols by magnesium-silver bimetallic system. Journal of Colloidal and Interface Science", 299(), 249-25
 
Gautam S. K., and Sumathi S. , 2006. "Dechlorination of DDT using bimetallic systems, Environmental Technology", 27(), 387-394
 
Gautam S. K. and Sumathi S., 2006. "Dechlorination of DDT, DDD and DDE in soil (slurry) phase using magnesium/palladium system. Journal of Colloidal and Interface Science", 304(), 144-151
 
Rachna Patel and Sumathi S , 2006. "Decolourization of azo dyes using magnesium- palladium system. Journal of Hazardous Materials", B137(), 1729-1741
 
Upendra D. Patel and Sumathi S. , 2006. "Dechlorination of chlorophenols using magnesium-palladium bimetallic system. Proceedings of Water Environment Federation (WEFTEC-06) held at Dallas, Texas, USA", (), 4990-4991.
 
Raji S., Mitra S. and Sumathi S , 2006. "Bacterial transformation of chloroaromatics. Proceedings of the World Congress of the International Water Association (IWA), Beijing, China", (), 
 
Rachna Patel and Sumathi S. , 2006. "A Sequential Biological-Chemical Method for Treatment of Azo Dyes.. Poster presentation in Enviro Vision 2006 (Advances in Environmental Technology & Management) organized by Indian Environmental Association (IEA) ", (), 
 
Vyjayanthi P. and Sumathi S., 2006. "Bioplastics ((Polyhydroxyalkanoates) from Micororganisms Poster presentation in Enviro Vision 2006 (Advances in Environmental Technology & Management) organized by Indian Environmental Association (IEA) ", (), 
 
Sumit K. Gautam and Sumathi S., 2006. "A Sequential Chemical-Biological Approach for Remediation of DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane) and its Residues. Podium & Poster presentation in Enviro Vision 2006 (Advances in Environmental Tech)", (), 
 
Prasenjit B. and Sumathi S. , 2005. "Uptake of chromium by Aspergillus foetidus. The Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management", 7(), 88-92
 
, 2004. "Book Chapter: Sumathi S. and Hung, Y-T. Treatment of Pulp and Paper Mill Wastes (2004). Chapter in Hand Book of Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (Wang, L. K., Hung, Y-T., Lo, H. H. and Yapijakis, C. Eds", Book(seco), 469-51
 
Sudha B., Veeramani H. and Sumathi S., 2003. "Bleaching of bagasse pulp with enzyme pre-treatment. Water Science and Technology ", 47(), 163-168
 
Sudha B., Veeramani H. and Sumathi S. , 2002. "Bleaching of bagasse pulp with enzyme pre-treatment. Proceedings of the enviro 2002 & third world water congress (IWA)- a unique approach to a unique environment, Melbourne, Australia ", (), 
 
Sumathi S. and Manju B. S. , 2001. "Fungal mediated decolourization of media containing procion dyes. Water Science and Technology", 43(), 285-290
 
Sumathi S. and Dasgupta D. , 2001. "Interaction of 3-hydroxybenozoate with 3-hydroxybenzoate-6-hydroxylase, Biotechnology Progress ", 16(), 577-588
 
Sumathi S. and Manju B. S. , 2000. "Uptake of reactive textile dyes by Aspergillus foetidus. Enzyme and Microbial Technology", 27(), 347-355
 
Sumathi S. and Dasgupta D. , 2000. "Reactivity of 3-hydroxybenzoate-6-hydroxylase with diethylpyrocarbonate and N-bromosuccinimide: Effect of chemical modification on the kinetic and spectral properties of the enzyme. Biotechnology Progress", 16(), 577-581
 
Sumathi S. and Manju B. S., 2000. "Fungal mediated decolourization of media containing procion dyes. Proceedings of the First World Congress of the International Water Association (IWA): Science & Technology themes, ", (), 
 
Prasenjit B., Punekar N. S. and Sumathi S., 2000. "Uptake of chromium by Aspergillus foetidus Proceedings of the Envirovision 2000, Third Annual Conference of the Indian Environmental Association (IEA) entitled ", (), 
 
Raji S., Mitra S. and Sumathi S., 2000. "Bacterial mediated dechlorination of chlorinated aromatic compounds in a mixture, Proceedings of the Envirovision 2000, Third Annual Conference of the Indian Environmental Association (IEA) entitled ", (), 
 
Sumathi S. and Phatak V., 1999. "Fungal treatment of bagasse based pulp and paper mill wastes, Environmental Technology ", 19(), 93-98
 
Sumathi S. and Manju B. S. , 1999. "Uptake of reactive textile dyes by a fungus. Proceedings of the Envirovision 99, Second Annual Conference of the Indian Environmental Association (IEA) entitled ", (), 
 
Sumathi S., Dasgupta D. and Vaidyanathan C. S. , 1998. "Chemical modification of 3-hydroxybenzoate hydroxylase by phenylglyoxal: kinetic and physicochemical studies on the modified enzyme. Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics", 35(), 266-272
 
Sumathi S. and Vishaka P. , 1998. "Biotreatability studies on bagasse based pulp and paper mill wastes using Aspergillus foetidus, Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation (WEFTEC)", 1(),  575-582
 
Vishaka P. and Sumathi R., 1997. "Biodegradability studies on Kraft mill lignin using an isolated fungal strain (Aspergillus foetidus). Proceedings of the Sixth National Symposium on Environment (NSE-VI),Coimbatore, India. ", (), 99
 
Kasmi A. El., Sumathi R. and Ragsdale S. W., 1994. "Anaerobic pathway for conversion of the aromatic methyl ethers to acetic acid by Clostridium thermoaceticum, Biochemistry", 33(), 11217-11224
 
Yokoyama Y., Matsuo Y., Sumathi R. and Yokoyama R. , 1992. "Molecular structure of the human alcohol dehydrogenase 3 gene, Japanese Journal of Genetics (currently known as Genes and Genetics) ", 67(), 167-171
 
Sumathi R., Rajasekharan R. and Vaidyanathan C. S., Yokoyama Y., Matsuo Y., Sumathi, 1990. "Substrate mediated purification and characterisation of a 3-HBA-6-hydroxylase from Micrococcus, Archives of Biochemistry & Biophysics", 278(), 21-25
 
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Confernce Papers
, "Sumit K. Gautam and Sumathi S. (2006) A Sequential Chemical-Biological Approach for Remediation of DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane) and its Residues. Podium & Poster presentation in Enviro Vision 2006 (Advances in Environmental Techno",   held on January 1,
 
, "Vyjayanthi P. and Sumathi S. (2006) Bioplastics ((Polyhydroxyalkanoates) from Micororganisms Poster presentation in Enviro Vision 2006 (Advances in Environmental Technology & Management) organized by Indian Environmental Association (IEA) during 21st -23r",   held on January 1,
 
, "Rachna Patel and Sumathi S. (2006) A Sequential Biological-Chemical Method for Treatment of Azo Dyes.. Poster presentation in Enviro Vision 2006 (Advances in Environmental Technology & Management) organized by Indian Environmental Association (IEA) during",   held on January 1,
 
, "Sumathi S. and Vishaka P. (1998) Biotreatability studies on bagasse based pulp and paper mill wastes using Aspergillus foetidus, Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation (WEFTEC), Vol. 1, 575-582.",   held on January 1,
 
, "Sumathi S. and Manju B. S. (2000). Fungal mediated decolourization of media containing procion dyes. Proceedings of the First World Congress of the International Water Association (IWA): Science & Technology themes, ",   held on January 1,
 
, "Sudha B., Veeramani H. and Sumathi S. (2002) Bleaching of bagasse pulp with enzyme pre-treatment. Proceedings of the enviro 2002 & third world water congress (IWA)- a unique approach to a unique environment, Melbourne, Australia, April 2-7, 2002. ",   held on January 1,
 
, "Gautam S. K. and Sumathi S. (2004) ",   held on January 1,
 
, "Raji S., Mitra S. and Sumathi S (2006). Bacterial transformation of chloroaromatics. Proceedings of the World Congress of the International Water Association (IWA), Beijing, China.",   held on January 1,
 
, "Upendra D. Patel and Sumathi S. (2006) Dechlorination of chlorophenols using magnesium-palladium bimetallic system. Proceedings of Water Environment Federation (WEFTEC-06) held at Dallas, Texas, USA., October 2006, pages 4990-4991.",   held on January 1,
 
, "Vishaka P. and Sumathi R. (1997) Biodegradability studies on Kraft mill lignin using an isolated fungal strain (Aspergillus foetidus). Proceedings of the Sixth National Symposium on Environment (NSE-VI), p 99, January 7-9, Coimbatore, India. Sponsored by",   held on January 1,
 
, "Sumathi S. and Manju B. S. (1999) Uptake of reactive textile dyes by a fungus. Proceedings of the Envirovision 99, Second Annual Conference of the Indian Environmental Association (IEA) entitled ",   held on January 1,
 
, "Raji S., Mitra S. and Sumathi S. (2000) Bacterial mediated dechlorination of chlorinated aromatic compounds in a mixture, Proceedings of the Envirovision 2000, Third Annual Conference of the Indian Environmental Association (IEA) entitled ",   held on January 1,
 
, "Prasenjit B., Punekar N. S. and Sumathi S. (2000) Uptake of chromium by Aspergillus foetidus Proceedings of the Envirovision 2000, Third Annual Conference of the Indian Environmental Association (IEA) entitled ",   held on January 1,
 
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Professional Contributions
Editorial board member (associate editor) for Journals published under Asian Network for Scientific,ANSI, sin
Participation in conferences,podium presentations, poster presentations,Indian Environmental Association
Reviewed papers for the following journals: Bioresource Technology, Separation and Purification Tech
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