Dr. Elsa Cherian

Designation: Associate Professor & HOD


Education:  B.Tech, M Tech, Ph.D

Professional Experience
Teaching and Research  : 14 years

Specialization
UG  : Biotechnology
PG  : Industrial Biotechnology

PhD: Bioprocess Engineering

Publication  

International Journals

  1. Production of biodiesel from pork fat using alumina-doped calcium oxide nanocomposite as heterogeneous catalyst. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects (2021). Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects. 43(11), 1386-1395
  2. Production of bioplastic using Jackfruit perianth. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. Vol. 58, December 2020, pp. 875-878
  3. Published a book chapter on Enzyme Biosensors Based on Enzyme Inhibition for Pesticide and Heavy Metal Detection was published in Frontiers in Enzyme Inhibition, 2020, Vol. 1, 59-72 by Bentham Science, 2020.
  4. Immobilization of Cellulase on Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles for Efficient Bioethanol Production by Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation. International Journal of Modern Science and Technology 2(12),397-403,2017
  5. Immobilization of cellulase onto MnO2 nanoparticles for bioethanol production by enhanced hydrolysis of agricultural waste. Chinese Journal of Catalysis 36 (8), 1223-1229, 2015
  6. Synthesis of manganese dioxide nanoparticles using co-precipitation method and its antimicrobial activity. International Journal of Modern Science and Technology 1 (1), 17-22, 2016
  7. Production and optimization of cellulase from agricultural waste and its application in bioethanol production by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal 27 (1), 22-35, 2016
  8. Biosynthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles using Aspergillus fumigatus JCF and its antibacterial activity. International Journal of Modern Science and Technology 1(2), 52-57, 2016. 
  9. Characterization of newly isolated strain Aspergillus fumigatus JCF from spoiled jackfruit and optimization of cellulase for bioethanol production using fruit waste. Journal of Environmental Biology 36 (5), 1229, 2015
  10. Producton of cellulase by Aspergillus fumigatus JCF using agro-based cellulosic waste and its usage in bioethanol synthesis. International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy 11 (3), 294-302, 2015
  11. Optimized production of cellulase using fruit waste and its application in bioethanol production. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 6 (2), 2015
  12. Cellulosic Bioethanol Production by Sequential Fermentation using Agricultural Waste. International Journal of Chem Tech Research 6 (14), 5653-5660, 2014

Book Chapter:

  1. Biodegradation of the Macroplastic Waste Using Microbial Approach, Impact of Plastic Waste on the Marine Biota, Springer Nature, 2022
  2. Enzyme Biosensors Based on Enzyme Inhibition for Pesticide and Heavy Metal Detection, Enzyme Inhibition-Environmental and Biomedical Applications, Bentham Science Publishers, 2020. 1.59-72
  3.  Immobilized Biocatalysts in Bioethanol Production: Scale-up Opportunities for Commercialization” was published in Horizons in Bioprocess Engineering, R.Pokagu(ed) by Springer Nature Switzerland. 2019. 241-262.
  4. Biofuel Production from Agricultural Waste—An Economical Approach.2020. Alternative Fuels and Their Utilization Strategies in Internal Combustion Engines. 65-80. Springer, Singapore.

International Conference

  1. Biodiesel Production from Animal Fat using Al2O3⋅CaO Nanocatalyst , International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering for development of Agriculture, Energy and Environment- SPICE’18, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, March 6-7, 2018.
  2. Biodiesel – Solution for Energy Crisis, International Conference on Energy, Environment and Industrial Safety (ICEEIS), SALVATIO ‘18, Department of Applied Science and Technology, AC Tech, Anna University, Chennai, February 22- 23, 2018 
  3. Photocatalytic Activity of Iron Nanoparticles Using Saccharomyces Cerevesiae. Bioenergy, Environment and Sustainable Technologies: BEST – 2017, Department of Biotechnology, Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai, 23-25th January, 2017
  4. Synthesis of selenium nanobiocomposite of fungal L-asparaginase for anticancer applications. Chemical Engineering towards Sustainable Development, CHEMCON-2016, A.C. Tech, Anna University, Chennai, Dec 27-30, 2016. 
  5. Bioethanol production from pretreated cotton seed and miscanthus leaves by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation, was presented in International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2015) and 11th Annual Convention, organized by the Biotech Research Society-India and CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum, during 22-25th November 2015.
  6. Synthesis and characterization of manganese dioxide nanoparticles and its antimicrobial activity, International conference on converging biotechnology innovations for health , food and environmental welfare organized by Karunya University, Dec 2nd to 4th 2015
  7. Biosynthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles, International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering, NIIT Suratkal, 20-22nd December 2015
  8. Immobilization of cellulase onto MnFe2O4  for bioethanol production by enhanced hydrolysis of pineapple waste. International conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, Properties and Applications (ICM2016), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, during 13-15 May 2016.
  9. Production of bioethanol using cellulose from agricultural waste2ndInt.Conf.on Bioenergy, Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST 2015), organized by Arunai Eng. College, Tiruvannamalai during 28th – 31st January, 2015.
  10. Immobilization of cellulase onto manganese dioxide nanoparticles. International Conference on Energy and Environmental Engineering organized by Department of Petrochemical Technology, Anna University-BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalli during 6th&7th November 2014.

National Conference

  1. Photocatalytic Degradation Of Industrial Dyes By Manganese Dioxide Nanoparticles Synthesized From Pineapple Peel, DST Sponsored  National Level Conference On Current & Future Trends In Food Waste Management & Its  Valorization – An Interdisciplinary Approach, Centre For Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, January 23- 24, 2018 
  2. Optimization of cellulase production and its application for Bioethanol production in National conference on Biotechnology organized by Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai during 21st & 22nd March 2014.
  3. Enhanced production of cellulase and its applications in National seminar on Recent trends in Advanced Fermentation Technology organized by Department of Biotechnology, Veltech Hightech Dr.Rengarajan Dr.Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai during 14th& 15th March 2013.

Participations

Workshop/Seminars Attended

  1. Participated in two day national workshop on the topic “Resolving Complex Environmental Issue- A futuristic approach” organized by Department of Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering of Saintgits College of Engineering held on 15th and 16th Feb 2019.
  2. Participated in poster presentation at IFPPD’19 organized by Department of food processing technology, School of agriculture and biosciences on 22.02.2019 at Karunya Institute of technology and sciences, Coimbatore
  3. Biodiesel Production from Animal Fat using Al2O3⋅CaO Nanocatalyst , International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering for development of Agriculture, Energy and Environment- SPICE’18, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, March 6-7, 2018.
  4. Biodiesel – Solution for Energy Crisis, International Conference on Energy, Environment and Industrial Safety (ICEEIS), SALVATIO ‘18, Department of Applied Science and Technology, AC Tech, Anna University, Chennai, February 22- 23, 2018 
  5. Photocatalytic Degradation Of Industrial Dyes By Manganese Dioxide Nanoparticles Synthesized From Pineapple Peel, DST Sponsored  National Level Conference On Current & Future Trends In Food Waste Management & Its  Valorization – An Interdisciplinary Approach, Centre For Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, January 23- 24, 2018 
  6. Photocatalytic Activity of Iron Nanoparticles Using Saccharomyces Cerevesiae. Bioenergy, Environment and Sustainable Technologies: BEST – 2017, Department of Biotechnology, Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai, 23-25th January, 2017
  7. Synthesis of selenium nanobiocomposite of fungal L-asparaginase for anticancer applications. Chemical Engineering towards Sustainable Development, CHEMCON-2016, A.C. Tech, Anna University, Chennai, Dec 27-30, 2016. 
  8. Bioethanol production from pretreated cotton seed and miscanthus leaves by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation , was presented in International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2015) and 11th Annual Convention, organized by the Biotech Research Society-India and CSIR-NIIST Trivandrum, during 22-25th November 2015.
  9. Synthesis and characterization of manganese dioxide nanoparticles and its antimicrobial activity, International conference on converging biotechnology innovations for health , food and environmental welfare organized by Karunya University, Dec 2nd to 4th 2015
  10. Biosynthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of zinc oxide nanoparticles, International Conference on Advances in Chemical Engineering, NIIT Suratkal, 20-22nd December 2015
  11. Immobilization of cellulase onto MnFe2O4  for bioethanol production by enhanced hydrolysis of pineapple waste. International conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, Properties and Applications (ICM-2016) , Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, during 13-15 May 2016.
  12. Production of bioethanol using cellulose from agricultural waste2ndInt.Conf.on Bioenergy, Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST 2015), organized by Arunai Eng. College, Tiruvannamalai during 28th – 31st January, 2015.
  13. Immobilization of cellulase on Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles for efficient hydrolysis of Agricultural waste, Madha Engineering College, 6th March, 2015.
  14. Immobilization of cellulase onto manganese dioxide nanoparticles. International Conference on Energy and Environmental Engineering organized by Department of Petrochemical Technology, Anna University-BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalli during 6th&7th November 2014.
  15. Optimization of cellulase production and its application for Bioethanol production in National conference on Biotechnology organized by Arunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai during 21st & 22nd March 2014.
  16. Enhanced production of cellulase and its applications in National seminar on Recent trends in Advanced Fermentation Technology organized by Department of Biotechnology, Veltech Hightech Dr.Rengarajan Dr.Sakunthala Engineering College, Chennai during 14th& 15th March 2013.   

As resource Person

  1. Bioethanol Production from Agricultural Wastes:  An Overview, DBT sponsored National Workshop on Biofuels and Bioenergy on 02.09.2016.
  2. Bioethanol – Importance and Production Strategies, National Workshop on Biofuels and Bioenergy 03.09.2015 & 04.09.2015 Sponsored by Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science and Technology Government of India.
  3. Attended and delivered invited talk for Prospects and challenges in Biofuels and Bioenergy, AICTE sponsored STTP at St.Joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  4. Nanocatayst in Biofuel Production, 20-30 July 2020, Short term training conducted by Institute of innovations, Thiruvannamalai     
  5. Invited speaker at Mahatma University for ICN International Conference from 9/4/21-11/4/21

Membership

  • Life member of Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI).
  • Life member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)
  • Life Member of Association of Food Scientists & Technologists India (AFSTi)
  • Life Member of Institute of Engineers, India (IE(I))

Research Interest

  • Biofuel production
  • Environmental Engineering
  • New product development and By product Utilization   

Contact Details

Phone No: 9884417320

Email ID: elsa.c@saintgits.org