Dr Baskar Gurunathan is currently working as Professor of Biotechnology in St. Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai. He has published more than 120 research and review papers in National and International Journals. To his credit, he has presented more than 100 papers in a national and international forum and published 13 chapters in books. He is an active life member of various national and international professional bodies. He has delivered several invited lectures and chaired technical sessions at national and international conferences. His current research expertise in developing therapeutic proteins, microbial enzymes, nanomedicine, nanocatalysis and biofuels indicates his thirst towards research and development is multidisciplinary areas of Biotechnology. He was the Course Director of 3 weeks STTP on Fermentation and Downstream Processing sponsored by Department of Biotechnology-GOI in 2014. Dr Baskar has received funded projects worth of Rs.55.4 lakhs from SERB-DST and DBT, GOI. He is the recipient of Outstanding Reviewer Award from various Elsevier journals, Outstanding Researcher on Renewable Energy Award from Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi in 2016 and Young Scientist Award 2015 from International Bioprocessing Association, France.
St. Joseph’s College of Engineering was founded in the year 1994. It ranks among the top Engineering Colleges in Tamil Nadu. It offers 10 Undergraduate Engineering courses & 10 Postgraduate courses approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. All the courses have been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation. It is recognized as Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India, New Delhi. More than 800 students have been placed yearly and many of our students have won accolades at the national and international level for their academics, research projects, cultural and sports achievements. The college has provided enormous support to encourage and continue these endeavors.
This profile appears in the World Book of Researchers 2018.
Information correct as on 24 April 2018 1055 HRS GMT.