Sanjoy Ghosh - Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Sanjoy Ghosh
Sanjoy Ghosh Professor +91-1332-285424
Areas of Interest
  • Biochemical Engineering/Bioprocess Engineering, Biofuel production; Enzyme production; Reactor design; Modeling, simulation and scaling-up, Biofuel Production, Bioethanol production; Biodiesel production; Fractional hydrolysis; Microalgae cultivation, Enzyme Production, Phytase, Laccase and Cellulase production; Solid state fermentation, Reactor Design, New bioprocess equipments such as fractional hydrolysis column, SSF bioreactor, Photo-bioreactor, Modeling, Simulation and Scaling-up, Mathematical modeling, process simulation and scaling-up
Professional Background
2018-01-01OngoingProfessorDepartment of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
2012-01-016 years Associate ProfessorDepartment of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
2006-01-016 years Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India
2003-01-013 years Assistant ProfessorCentre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India
2001-01-012 years Assistant Professor (Adhoc)Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India
Educational Details
Ph.D.Biochemical Engineering/ Bioprocess EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering, IIT Madras, India2002
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyStart DatePeriod
Production of bioethanol from Agroforestal-lignocellulosic biomaterialsMHRD Govt of India2007-0113 years 7 months
Modeling and Simulation of the large scale production of recombinant streptokinase using E.coliDBT Govt of India2007-0113 years 7 months
Technology Development for the Production of Bioethanol from Kans Grass (Saccharum spontaneum)DBT Govt of India2007-01Ongoing
Bioethanol production by fractional hydrolysis and co-fermentationDBT Govt of India2015-01Ongoing
Process optimization and scale-up of bioethanol production using fractional hydrolysis and high cellONGC, INBIGS2017-01Ongoing
Development of large scale bioethanol production from biomass for small and micro enterpriseUchchatar Avishkar Yojana, MHRD and MNRE2016-01Ongoing
  • Institute of Engineers, Fellow
  • Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Fellow
  • International Society of Biotechnology, Fellow
  • Biological Engineering Society, Founder Member
  • Biotechnology Research Society of India, Life Member
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Process CalculationsBTN-102B.Tech. BiotechnologySpring
Biotech Lab IIBTN-304B.Tech. BiotechnologySpring
Bioreactor Theory and AnalysisBTN-533M.Tech. Bioprocess EngineeringSpring
Bioprocess Engineering LaboratoryBTN-534M.Tech. Bioprocess EngineeringSpring
Bioprocess Dynamics and ControlBTN-672M.Tech. Bioprocess EngineeringSpring
Bioreaction EngineeringBTN-531M.Tech. Bioprocess EngineeringAutumn
Advance Transport PhenomenonBTN-658M.Tech. Bioprocess EngineeringAutumn
Projects and Thesis Supervised
Title of ProjectNames of Students
Oxydation of ferrous sulfate and leaching of CuS and ZnS concentrates using Thiobacillus ferroxidansArvind Chander V
Large scale production of recombinant SXP-1 using E.Coli as host microorganismC. Lalith Kumar
Mathematical modeling on solid state fermentation for optimum bed thicknessM. Ganeshan
Solid state fermentation for lipase productionL. Saida
Aqueous two-phase mass transfer consideration for bioreactor designR. Prasanna
Mathematical model for pyrrhite bioleachingK. Ravishankar
Mathematical modeling on bioleaching of chacopyrite using silver ionsJ. Parthipan
Optimization of biomass growth in solid state fermentation of lactic acidD. Santhosh Kumar
Optimization of PHB production by manipulation of fluid mixing in batch fermentationV.S. Ramakrishna
Screening of microorganisms for the production of extracellular protease and optimizationJ. Gokul
Extractive cultivation of Candida rugosa using aqueous two-phase system for productionV. Nataraj
Separation and purification of lipase enzyme from Candida rugosa using aqueous two-phase systemS. Raja
Study on effects of aminoacids on recombinant sxp-1 production using the strain E.coli BL21 (DE3)V. Krishnamurthy
Studies of plasmid stability for the large scale production of recombinant sxp-1 productionS. Vasanthkumar
Membrane separation of acid from lignocellulose-biomass-hydrolysate by electrodialysis techniqueMs. Shristi Baxi
Large scale fractional hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomassMr. Pritam Singh
Efficient utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for energy productionMs. Vasundhara Jain
Separation of sulfuric acid from hydrolysate of lignocellulose using electrodialysisMr. Nikhil Kumar
Acid recovery from acid treated ligno-cellulosic biomass hydrolysate through diffusion dialysisMs. Pratibha Gangwar
Suitability of novel pulsed magnetic field in improving algal biomass yield for high-value bioactiveMs. Rajashri Priyadarshini
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Mr. Kartik GehlotBioethanol Production
Ms. Raikamal BhattacharyaCellulase Production, SSF Bioreactor
Mr. Pritam SinghFractional Hydrolysis, Acid Recovery, Bioethanol Production, Bioreactor Scale-up
Mr. R Sharath KumarBioethanol Production
Ms. Vasundhara JainBioprocess Engineering
Mr. S RohithMicroalgae Bioprocessing, Bioactives and Biofuel Production
Ms. Sharika SachinMicroalgal Biorefinery
Mr. Abhinav JainBioethanol Production
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Date
A phytase from Rhizopus oryzae: production, characterization and application studiesDr. Richa RaniO2006-01
Bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass of kans grassDr. Rashmi KatariaO2006-01
Modeling and simulation of large scale streptokinase production using E.coli as a hostDr. Pavan KumarO2008-01
Process development for bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass: kans grassDr. Gaurav ChaudharyO2008-01
Studies on production of ethanol from kansgrass biomass using sequential coculture systemDr. Lalit K SinghO2009-01
Phytase production by solid state fermentation and bioreactor designDr. Sidharth AroraO2011-01
Bioethanol production by fractional hydrolysis and co-culture fermentationDr. Archana MishraO2012-01
Studies of lipid production from microalgae for biodiesel in flat-panel photbioreactorDr. Shailendra Singh KhichiO2012-01
Bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysate by co-fermentationMr. Kartik GehlotO2014-01
Cellulase production in solid state fermentation bioreactorMs. Raikamal BhattacharyaO2016-01
Bioprocess development and scaling-up for efficient utilization of lignocellulosic biomassMr. Pritam SinghO2017-01
Bioprocess EngineeringMr. R Sharath KumarO2017-01
Bioprocess EngineeringMs. Vasundhara JainO2018-01
Bioprocess EngineeringMr. S RohithO2018-01
Bioprocess EngineeringMs. Sharika SachinO2018-01
Bioprocess EngineeringMr. Abhinav JainO2018-01
Refereed Journal Papers


Sanjoy Ghosh and Richa Rani (2010): A novel phytase and process for enhancing phytase titer. Patent No-1024/DEL/2010, dated 29-04-2010

Sanjoy Ghosh, C. B. Mazumdar and Lalit K. Singh (2016): A novel fractionating hydrolysis process for the production of fermentable sugars from lignocellulosic biomass. Patent No. 201611005358, dated 16.02.2016

Sanjoy Ghosh, Richa Rani and Sidharth Arora (2016): A novel bioreactor system for solid state fermentation and a process of operation there of”. Patent No. 201611020038, dated 11.06.2016

Sunil Kumar Suman, Padma L.Pantam, Suman Lata Jain and Sanjoy Ghosh (2016): Immobilization of enzymes using chicken feather as support: Its preparation and application as biocatalyst. Patent No. 201611042735, dated December 15, 2016

Book/Book chapter(s):

Archana Mishra and Sanjoy Ghosh (2016): Key pretreatment technologies for an efficient bioethanol production from lignocellulosics. Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels Vol. 1, 55–83; Scrivener Publishing LLC.

Archana Mishra and Sanjoy Ghosh (2016): A perspective on current technologies used for bioethanol production from lignocellulosics. Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels Vol. 2, 25–66; Scrivener Publishing LLC.

Sanjoy Ghosh (2003): Aqueous Two-phase system for Extractive Fermentation. In Biotechnology: Emerging Trends. Joseph Selvin et al. (eds). Biotech Publishers, New Delhi, 1, 168-180.

Publication(s) in peer-reviewed journal(s) (last 5 years):

Shailendra Singh Khichi, S.Rohith, Kartik Gehlot, B.C.Dutta, Sanjoy Ghosh (2019): Online estimation of biomass, lipid and nitrate dynamic profile using innovative light evolution kinetic model in flat panel airlift photobioreactor for Botryococcus braunii under varying light conditions. Bioresource Technology Reports,6, pp. 6-14.

Archana Mishra, Sanjoy Ghosh (2019): Bioethanol production from various lignocellulosic feedstocks by a novel “fractional hydrolysis” technique with different inorganic acids and co-culture fermentation. Fuel, 236, pp. 544-553.

Shailendra Singh Khichi, Afifa Anis, Sanjoy Ghosh (2018): Mathematical modeling of light energy flux balance in flat panel photobioreactor for Botryococcus braunii growth, CO2 biofixation and lipid production under varying light regimes. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 134, pp. 44-56.

Suman, S.K, Khatri, M., Dhawaria, M., Kurmi, A., Pandey, D., Ghosh, S., Jain, S.L (2018): Potential of Trametes maxima IIPLC-32 derived laccase for the detoxification of phenolic inhibitors in lignocellulosic biomass prehydrolysate. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 133, pp. 1-8.

Sidharth Arora, Pritam Singh, Richa Rani and Sanjoy Ghosh (2018) : Oxygen Uptake Rate as a Tool for On-Line Estimation of Cell Biomass and Bed Temperature in a Novel Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactor, Bioprocess and Biosystem Engineering.

Shailendra Singh Khichi, Afifa Anis and Sanjoy Ghosh (2018): Mathematical Modeling of Light Energy Flux Balance in Flat Panel Photobioreactor for Botryococcus braunii Growth, CO2 Biofixation and Lipid Production Under Varying Light Regimes. Biochemical Engineering Journal 134, pp. 44-56.

Archana Mishra, Akash Kumar and Sanjoy Ghosh (2018): Energy assessment of second generation (2G) ethanol production from wheat straw in Indian Scenario. 3 Biotech 8(3), 142.

Sidharth Arora, Richa Rani, Sanjoy Ghosh (2018): Bioreactors in solid state fermentation technology: Design, applications and engineering aspects. Journal of Biotechnology, 269, 16-34.

Arora, S., Dubey, M., Singh, P., Rani, R., Ghosh, S. (2017): Effect of Mixing Events on the Production of a Thermo-tolerant and Acid-stable Phytase in a Novel Solid-State Fermentation Bioreactor. Process Biochemistry. 61, 12-23, 2017.

Sunil Kumar Suman, Manisha Dhawaria, Jyoti Porwal, Mounika Aila, Neha Karanwal, Babita Behra, Savita Kaul, Sanjoy Ghosh and Suman L. Jain (2015): Biocatalytic green approach for epoxidation of fatty compounds derived from soyadeodistillate under acid free conditions. RSC Adv., 5, 53708.

Rani, R., Kumar, S., Ghosh S. (2014): Optimization of aqueous extraction process to enhance the production of phytase by Rhizopus oryzae using RSM coupled with ANN. Afr. J. Biotechnol., 13, 874-883.

Gaurav Chaudhary, Sanjoy Ghosh (2014). Two reactor continuous culture fermentation for the fuel ethanol production from the lignocellulosic acid hydrolysate using Zymomonasmobilis and Scheffersomycesstipitis. RSC Advances Vol. 4, pp 36412 - 36418.

Lalit K. Singh, C. B. Majumder, Sanjoy Ghosh, (2014). Development of sequentialcoculture system (Pichia stipitis and Zymomonas mobilis) for bioethanol production from Kans grass biomass. Biochemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 82, pp 150– 157

Rashmi Kataria and Sanjoy Ghosh (2014): NaOH pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of Saccharum spontaneum for reducing sugars production. Energy resources Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, 36, 1028-1035.

Nidhi Pareek, Sanjoy Ghosh, R. P. Singh and V. Vivekanand (2014): Enhanced production of chitin deacetylase by Penicillium oxalicum SAEM-51 through response surface optimization of fermentation conditions, 3 Biotech, Vol 4 (1), PP 33-39

Rani, R., Arora, S., Kumar, S., Ghosh S. (2013): Optimization of medium components for the production of phytase by R. oryzae using statistical approaches. J. Bioremed.Biodeg., S18: 003.doi:10.4172/2155-6199. S18-003.

Rashmi Kataria, Rohit Ruhal, Ramesh Babu and Sanjoy Ghosh (2013): Saccharification of alkali treated biomass of Kans grass contributes higher sugar in contrast to acid treated biomass. Chemical Engineering Journal, 230, 36–47.

Gaurav Chaudhary, Lalit Kumar Singh, Sanjoy Ghosh (2012): Alkaline Pretreatment methods followed by Acid Hydrolysis of Saccharumspontaneum for Bioethanol Production. Bioresource Technology, Vol. 124, pp 111-118.

Lalit K. Singh, C. B. Majumder, Sanjoy Ghosh (2012): Bioconversion of hemicellulosic fraction of perennial Kans grass (Saccharum spontaneum) biomass to ethanol by Pichia stipitis: A kinetic study. International Journal of Green Energy, Vol. 9, pp 409–420.

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