Advances in Chemical Engineering and Process Technology (ACEPT)

Editor In Chief: Mohamed Nageeb Rashed

Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
Aswan university

Prof. Mohamed Nageeb Rashed .  Professor of analytical and environmental chemistry, Pervious vice-dean for environmental affairs , faculty of Science, Aswan  university, Egypt. He has completed his Ph.D. in the field of analytical environmental chemistry in 1989. His research interests have been analytical and environmental chemistry with special emphasis on wastewater impact and advanced oxidation treatment; photocatalysis, nanocatalyst, nanocomposite  and adsorption techniques in water and wastewater treatment;  water pollution monitoring, control and treatment ; and bioindicators for water pollution monitoring . Prof. Rashed has supervised several M.Sc. and  Ph.D. thesis in the field of  pollution, analytical and environmental chemistry.  He has authored over 65 scientific papers in peer reviewed international journals, conferences, symposiums, book chapters, and book. Also, he served as a reviewer for various International Journals.  Prof. Rashed participated as invited speaker in 20 conferences around the world. He acts as a consultant of environmental science and environmental health for NGOs, as well as a lecturer for awareness and environmental program for school students and farmers. He organized a session “ water pollution and control in developing countries” in the 3ed World Water Forum, Kyoto, Japan, 16-24 March 2003.Prof.Rashed acts as editor-in-chief ,adviser board member, and editorial board  member in several international journals in the fields of chemistry and environment.  His society membership includes several international scientific societies. Prof.Rashed awarded the Egyptian National Award for environmental researches for the year 2001.    

Research Interests

Analytical and environmental chemistry with special emphasis on wastewater impact and advanced oxidation treatment; photocatalysis, nanocatalyst, nanocomposite  and adsorption techniques in water and wastewater treatment;  water pollution monitoring, control and treatment ; bioindicators for water pollution monitoring; monitoring toxic metals in air, soil, plants and water; relationships between heavy metals and human diseases; environmental chemistry of lakes, rivers and water wells.  


I. Pollutants Treatment

1-  M.N. Rashed, A. Rashed Mohamed, M. Ahmed Awadallah (2015) Chemically Activated Phosphate Slime as Adsorbent for Heavy Metals Removal from Polluted Water. International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. Int. J. Environment and Waste Management, Vol. 16, No. 2.145-165.

2- M. N. Rashed, M. A. Eltherr, A. N. A.Abdou (2015) Enhancement the efficiency of methyl   

     orange and cadmium simultaneous removal using activated sewage sludge supported by  photo

    -  Fenton system. Int.J.  Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, Springer,  in publishing.

3-M.N.Rashed, M. E. Soltan, , M.M. Ahmed, A. N. A. Abdou (2014) Removal of Heavy Metals

   from Wastewater by New Adsorbents from Chemical Activation of Sewage Sludge .Journal

   Environmental Engineering and Management, Accepted and in Press

4-M.N. Rashed, M.A.El-Taher, E.M.Fawezy and S.M. N. Moalla (2013) Photocatalytic

  Degradation of Methyl Orange under Sunlight Irradiation and Nanosized TiO2 Catalyst

  Modified Concrete Materials (recycled glass cullet as aggregate). 11th International Conference

   on Chemistry and its Role in Development(ICCRD'11) Mansoura - Sharm El-Sheikh March 11-

  15, 2013

5- M.N. Rashed .Photocatalytic Degradation of Divalent Metals under Sunlight Irradiation using

Nanoparticle TiO2 Modified  Concrete Materials (Recycled Glass Cullet). International conference "Desalination, environment, and marine outfall systems"( ICDEMOS2014). 13-16 April 2014, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.

6- M.N.Rashed (2011). Acid Dye Removal from Industrial Wastewater by Adsorption on Treated 

Sewage Sludge’, Int. J. Environment and Waste Management ,  7, (1/2),175-191.

7-Soltan, M.E., E.M. Fawzy and M.N. Rashed (2012)  Assessment on the Degree of Immobilization of Heavy Metals in Contaminated Urban Soils by Selected Phosphate Rocks of Different Particle Sizes. Malaysian Journal of Soil Science, 16,103-120.

8-El-Zayat, S.A.; Rashed, M.N. ( 2009) Removal of lead ions by the filamentous fungus 

     aspergillus niger from polluted water. Assiut University Journal of Botany, Assiut Univ. (vol

    38(2) p. 15-22

9- M. N. Rashed and A. A. El-Amin  (2007). Photocatalytic degradation of methyl orange in

     aqueous TiO2 under different solar irradiation sources. International Journal of Physical Sciences Vol. 2 (3), pp. 073-081.

10-Rashed M.N.  (2006).Fruit Stones as Adsorbents for the Removal of Lead Ion from Polluted  Water.  Environmental monitoring and assessment.119: 31-41.

11-M.N.Rashed and Campanella Luigi (2005) Removal of toxic and noxious compounds from water and wastewater by catalysed photodegradation and electrochemical degradation . Med-Reunet II Support Programme .Report,  Agbar Foundation Barcelona (Spain).                                                                                                  

12- Rashed M.N. and Campanella L. (2005) : Removal of toxic and noxious compounds from water and wastewater by catalyzed  photodegradation and electrochemical degradation. In: Workshop on Mediterranean experiences on water reclamation and reuse, 12 and 13 May 2005, Barcelona, Spain.

13- Rashed M.N. (2001) Lead removal from contaminated water using mineral adsorbents .

    The Environmentalist, 21, 187-195 .

14- Rashed M.N. and Soltan M.E. (2001) Removal of nutrient and heavy metals from urban wastewater using aeration, alum and kaolin ore.In: Proceedings of International Symposium “Frontiers in Urban Water Management :Deadlock or Hope?” 18-20 June 2001, Marseille, France. HIP-V \ Technical documents in hydrology\No.45, UNESCO, Paris, 2001


II. Pollutants Monitoring and Assessment


15-Mohamed Nageeb Rashed, Magdy Younis (2012) Physico-Chemical and Bacterial  Characte-

     ristics of Water Quality in Three Villages West of Lake Nasser, Egypt. Volume 40, Issue 11,

     pages 1229–1235.

16-Mohamed N. Rashed (2012) Trace and Minor Element Concentrations in Aqueous Extract of the Herbal Medicinal Plants Tamarindus indica and Hibiscus sabdiffora. Current Nutrition & Food Science, 8, 160-167.

17- M. E. Soltan, S. M. N. Moalla, M. N. Rashed, E. M. Fawzy(2011). Internal Metal Distribution in Sediment – Pore Water – Water Systems of Bights at Nasser Lake, Egypt. J. Environmental Systems, Vol. 33(2) 133-168.

18- M. N. Rashed , M.E. Soltan, E.M.Fawzey, and M.A.El-Taher (2011). Impact of Sewage Sludge  Spreading on Heavy Metal Speciation in Ecosystem. IJEP Vol.1 No. 4 , 37-44. 

19- M.N.Rashed (2011). The role of trace elements on hepatitis virus infections: A review. Journal  of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology 25 (2011) 181– 187.

20-M.N. Rashed, M.M.Ahmed, A.F.Al-Hossainy, S.M.AbdAlrahem  (2010) Trends in speciation analysis of some heavy metals in patients with chronic hepatitis C and chronic hepatitis B using differential pulse adsorptive stripping voltammetric measurement and atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 24, 138–145.

21- M.N.Rashed (2010). Monitoring of contaminated toxic and heavy metals, from mine

     tailings through age accumulation, in soil and some wild plants at Southeast Egypt. Journal of

    Hazardous Materials 178 (1-3), pp. 739-746.

22- M.N.Rashed (2008). Total and extractable heavy metals in indoor, outdoor and street dust

     from Aswan city, Egypt. Clean, soil, air and water Journal36(10-11), 850 – 857      

23- M. N. Rashed  and F. Hossam (2007) Heavy Metals in Fingernails and Scalp Hair of Children, Adults and Workers from Environmentally Exposed Areas at Aswan, Egypt. Environmental Bioindicators, 2:131–145,

24- S. M. N. Moalla, M. E. Soltan, M. N. Rashed and E. M. Fawzy (2006). Evaluation of dilute hydrochloric acid and acid ammonium oxalate as extractants for some heavy metals from Nile River sediments. Chemistry and Ecology. Vol. 22, No. 4, 313–327.

25- M. N. Rashed , M. T. A.El-Haty  and Somaya M. Mohamed (2009). Bee honey as   environmental indicator for pollution with heavy metals. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 91 (3), pp. 389-403 

26-M. Nageeb Rashed and M. E. Soltan (2005). Animal hair as biological indicator for heavy metal pollution in urban and rural areas. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 110: 41–53.

27- M.E. Soltan, S.M.N. Moalla, M.N. Rashed, & E.M. Fawzy (2005). Physicochemical characteristics and distribution of some metals in the ecosystem of Lake Nasser, Egypt

     Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry, 87(2): 167–197

28- Nail, A.A., Abdel Fatah M.S., M.N.Rashed and Mahmoud A.M.A(2005) The effectiveness of the lawful protection from pollutants of floating hotels. J.Environmental Science. 11(3), 252-262                                 

29- M.E.Soltan, S.M.N.Moalla, M.N.Rashed and E.M.Fawzy (2004). Assessment of metals in soil extracts and their uptake and movement within Tanarix Nilotica at lake Nasser banks, Egypt. Chemistry and Ecology, 20(2), 137-154.

30-Rashed, M. N., Soltan, M. E.(2004) Major and trace elements in different types of Egyptian mono-floral and non-floral bee honeys. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 17 ( 6), 725-735.

31-A E Mohamed, M N Rashed, A Mofty (2003). Assessment of essential and toxic elements in some kinds of vegetables. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. , 55 (3):251-60   [My paper]

32- Rashed M.N. and Soltan M.E. (2003): Laboratory study on the survival of water hyacinth under several conditions of heavy metal concentrations.  Advances in Environmental Research, 7, 321-334.

33-Rashed M.N (2002) Trace elements in camel tissues from a semi-arid region.  The Environmentalist. 22(2), 111-118.

34-Rashed M.N. and H.M.Abd E-Wahab (2002). Insects as biological indicators for environmental pollution with heavy metals. J.Union of Arab Biologists. 17(A), 341-356.

35- Rashed M.N. and Soltan M.E. (2002) Urban water pollution control in developing countries: Low cost material for  treatment of polluted water from heavy metals. In: International Conference on Urban Hydrology for 21st Century (ICUH 2002), 14 – 18 October 2002, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

36-Rashed M.N. (2001) Cadmium and lead levels in fish (Tilapia nilotica ) tissues as biological

     indicator for lake water pollution. Environmental  Monitoring and assessment, 68, 75-89.

37- Rashed M.N.(2001) Monitoring of environmental heavy metals in fish from Nasser Lake .

     Environmental International ,27, 27-33.3

38-Rashed M.N (2000).Bioavailable and Toxic Elements in Medicinal Plants, Crops and Soils in New Lands at the High Dam Lake Shores, Egypt. In: III International Congress of the European Society for Soil Conservation,Valencia (Spain), 28 March-1 April 2000.

39-Soltan,M.E. and Rashed, M.N.(2000) Impact of the waste dump ecosystem (phosphate ore dressing manufacture, Aswan, Egypt) on the  surrounding environment. International J. Environ.Studies , 57, 265-282.

40- Rashed M.N.(2000) Monitoring of  bioavaliable and toxic environmental trace elements in

     medicinal plants, crops and soil in new lands at the High Dam lake shores.In: III International Congress of the European Society for Soil Conservation Valencia(Spain), 28 March-1 April 2000

41- Rashed M.N. and R.M.Awadallah (2000) Accuracy of Dry Ashing Crops for the Determination of Environmental Trace Elements ( Cobalt, copper ,zinc and lead).Egyptian J. of Analytical Chem. 9(1),125-133.

42- Rashed M.N. (2000) Plant Sample Preparation for the Determination of Chloride and Iodide  by their Ion-Selective Electrodes Egyptian J. of Analytical Chem. 9(1),135-142.                             

43-Soltan, M.E. and Rashed M.N. and Taha G.M.(2001) Heavy metal levels and adsorption capacity of Nile sediments. International Journal of Environ. Anal.Chem. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 80 (3), pp. 167-186    

44-Rashed M.N.(1998) Environmental Impact Assessment  for the projects at Toshka  region to

      prevent pollution. In: 1st National  conference on marketing of university services, Cairo

      University , 14-16 march 1998.

45-Molla S.M.N,Awadalla R.M., Rashed M.N. and Soltan M.E.:(1997)  Distribution and chemical fractionation of some heavy metals in bottom sediments of the High Dam lake.

    Hydrobiologia 364: 31-40

46-M.N.Rashed (1998) Trace elements in camel milk from Aswan city and desert, Egypt. Workshop “ camels and dromedaries as dairy animals “, 24-26 October 1994, Nouakchott, Mauritania. In :the Workshop book” Dromedaries and camels, milking animals” by Pascal Bonnet, printed by CIRAD.

47- Rashed M.N. and Awadalla R.(1998) Trace elements in faba bean (Vicia faba L) plant and soil as determined by atomic absorption spectroscopy and ion selective electrode. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 77 (1), pp. 18-24 

48- Rashed,M.N. (1989): Study of trace elements in some Egyptian crops cultivated in some experimental  farms surrounding the High Dame lake and in the soil  samples collected  from the immediate vicinity of the crop roots. Ph.D. Thesis, Assuit  University, Egypt.

49-Rashed M.N.(1997) Biogeochemistry of trace elements in plants and soil around Nasser Lake and at Aswan city . In:4th Intern.Symposium on environmental geochemistry Vail,Colorado,USA.

50-Soltan M.E.,Awadalla R.M.,and Rashed M.N.(1996) Speciation of major, minor and trace elements in River Nile mud.  Intern.J.Environment and pollution,6,213,300-305.

51-Awadalla R.M,Soltan M.E. and Rashed M.N.(1996) Relationship between heavy metals in mud sediments and beach  soil of the River Nile. Environmental International.22(2),253-258.

52- Awadalla R.M, Mohamed, A.E., Abou-El-Wafa, M.H., Rashed M.N. (1995) Assessment of trace element concentrations in fenugreek and lupin planted in the experimental farm, High Dam Lake Development Authority, Gerf Hussein beach locality, Egypt. Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 38 (2), pp. 51-60 

53- Abou-El-Wafa, M.H.Awadallah, R.M. , Rashed, M.N. (1995) Major and trace elements in  millet and soils of three different experimental farms. Pakistan Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research v. 38(11-12) 414-419.

54-Awadalla R.M.,Soltan M.E.,Alli M.M. and Rashed M.N.(1995) Influence of a paper pulp factory’s effluent on the River Nile water quality In:1st Intern.conference “The environ.& development in Africa” Assuit University ,Egypt.

55-Rashed M.N.,Awadalla R.M.,Soltan M.E, and Hassan S.M (1995). Interrelationship between major,minor and trace elements in Kalabsha wells and in the High Dam lake water. J.Environ.Sci.Health,A 30(10),2205-2219.

56-Rashed M.N.(1995) Mineral resources in Nasser Lake region and   uses of the ores.

    In: Intern.conference “ The Environ.& Development in Africa” Assuit University.

57- Rashed M.N.(1995) Trace element determination in warm-climate plants by atomic absorption spectroscopy and ion selective electrodes. Journal of Arid Environments 30 (4), pp. 463-478

58- Rashed M.N.(1995) Trace elements in some wild plants from the shores of the high dam lake and the adjacent desert, as determined by atomic absorption spectroscopy. Journal of Arid Environments 29 (2), pp. 185-197.

59-R.M.Awadallah and M.N.Rashed (1993) Trace elements level in lemon-soil interaction

       Acta Agronomica Hungarica, 42(3-4), 185-195

60- Rashed M.N.(1992) Determination of trace elements in milk of some animals from Aswan (Egypt). International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 48 (1), pp. 41-50  

61- Koraiem, A.I.M., Khalil, Z.H., Rashed, M.N (1988) Synthesis, spectral behaviour and antimicrobial activity of some mono-, di- and tri-cationic pyrazolocyanine dyes  Journal of the Indian Chemical Society 65 (11), pp. 778-781


Scientific Activities

Editor In Chief: Dolores Hidalgo Barrio

Scientific Manager
Environment and Biofuels Area
CARTIF Technology Centre

Dr. D. Dolores Hidalgo Barrio is currently R&D Projects Scientific Manager at the Environment and Biofuels Area in CARTIF Technology Centre and associated researcher of the ITAP Institute (University of Valladolid). Dr. Hidalgo studied Chemical Engineering at Valladolid University where she received her Doctor degree in 1999 (theme: anaerobic digestion). She has a degree in Environmental Technology received in 1993 and a degree in Finances received in 2004. After having held during 1 year the position of Environmental Consulter in Expert, Bogotá (Engineering Consulting) he joined the Unión Fenosa company (thermal energy plant) from 1996 to 1998. Since then, she is working for CARTIF. Coordinator of numerous research projects, Dr. Hidalgo has been involved in research related to waste and wastewater treatment, water management in agriculture and atmospheric emissions control. She is the author of over 50 articles, more than 70 papers at international conferences, organizer of a number of workshops and inventor of 3 patents.

Research Interests

Waste and wastewater treatment

Water management in agriculture

Atmospheric emissions control


- Hidalgo, D., Martín-Marroquín, J. (2015). Biochemical methane potential of livestock and agrofood
waste streams in the Castilla y León Region (Spain). Food Research International (in press),
(IF: 3.050, Q1).
- Hidalgo, D., Corona, F., Martín-Marroquín, J.M., del Álamo, J., Aguado A. (2015). Resource
recovery from anaerobic digestate: struvite crystallisation versus ammonia stripping. Desalination
and Water Treatment (in press), (IF: 0.987, Q3).
- Nieto, P., Hidalgo, D., Martín-Marroquín, J. (2015). Anaerobic co-digestion of agro-food waste
mixtures in a fed-bach basis. International Journal of Environmental Research (in press), (IF: 1.818,
- Hidalgo, D., Corona, F., Martín-Marroquín, J.M., Gómez, M., Aguado, A., Antolín, G. (2014).
Integral and sustainable system for multi-waste valorisation. Environmental Engineering and
Management Journal, 13(10), (IF: 1.258, Q3).
- Gómez, M., Hidalgo, D. (2014). New strategy for a good management and control of pollution
caused by urban traffic. International Journal of Environmental Research, 8(4), 1215-1222, (IF:
1.818, Q1).
- Hidalgo, D., Gómez, M., Aguado, A., Sastre, E., Martín-Marroquín, J.M. (2014). Two-phase
anaerobic co-digestion of used vegetable oils wastes and pig manure. International Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology, 1-10, (IF: 1.794, Q2).

- Hidalgo, D., Martín-Marroquín, J.M., Sastre, E. (2014). Effects of inoculum source and codigestion
strategies on anaerobic digestion of residues generated in the treatment of waste
vegetable oils. Journal of Environmental Management, 142, 17-22, (IF:3.188, Q1).
- Hidalgo, D., Martín-Marroquín, J.M., Gómez, M., Aguado, A., Antolín, G. (2014). Sistema integral y
sostenible para el reciclado y valorización de residuos múltiples - Proyecto REVAWASTE (Integral
and sustainable system for multi-waste recycling and valorisation).-. DYNA Ingeniería e Industria,
89(3), 309-315, (IF:0.200, Q4).
- Hidalgo, D., Martín-Marroquín, J.M., Sastre, E. (2014). Single-phase and two-phase anaerobic codigestion
of residues from the treatment process of waste vegetable oil and pig manure. Bioenergy
Research, 7(184), 670-680, (IF: 3.398, Q1).
- Hidalgo, D., Gómez, M., Aguado, A., Martín-Marroquín, J.M. (2014). Valorización de los residuos
generados en el procesado de aceites vegetales usados (Valorisation of wastes generated during
the treatment of WVO). DYNA Colombia, 81(184), 20-27, (IF: 0.217, Q4).
- Nieto, P., Hidalgo, D., Irusta, R., Kraut, D. (2012). Biochemical methane potential (BMP) of agrofood
wastes from the Cider Region (Spain). Water Science and Technology, 66(9), 1842-1848, (IF:
1.212, Q2).
- Hidalgo, D., Gómez, Sastre, E., de Sebastián, J., Bécares, J. (2012). Red de sensores de calidad
del aire para una gestión sostenible del tráfico urbano (Pervasive air-quality sensors network for an
environmental friendly urban traffic management. DYNA Ingeniería e Industria, 4, 431-437,
(IF:0.237, Q4).
- Hidalgo, D., Sastre, E., Gómez, M., Nieto, P. (2012). Evaluation of pre-treatment processes for
increasing biodegradability of agro-food wastes. Environmental Technology, 33(13), 1497-1503, (IF:
1.606, Q2).

- Hidalgo, D., Gómez, M. Irusta, R., Sastre, E. y García-Blanch, F. (2010). PROYECTO
RESCATAME: Nueva estrategia de gestión y control de la contaminación generada por el tráfico
urbano (New strategy for traffic pollution control). DYNA Ingeniería e Industria, 2, 32, (IF:0.237, Q4).
- Hidalgo, D., J. del Alamo, Irusta, R. (2008). Pig manure digestion assays under anaerobic
conditions in fluidized bed reactors. Archives of Environmental Protection, 34, 33-11. (IF: 0.44; Q4)
- Hidalgo.D., Fermoso, J., Irusta, R. (2008). Generation and management of industrial wastes in
small and medium enterprises. International Journal of Environmental Technology Management,
8(4), 323-338. (IF: 1.84; Q2)
- Hidalgo, D., Irusta, R., Martinez, L., Fatta, D., Papadopoulos, A. (2007). Development of a multifunction
software decision support tool for the promotion of the safe reuse of treated urban
wastewater. Desalination, 215, 90-103. (IF: 3.04; Q1)

Scientific Activities

Ashraf A El-BindaryPhD

Chemistry Department
Damietta University

Ashraf El-Bindary is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry (H-Index: 21). He received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Mansoura University in 1980 and his M.Sc. degree in Inorganic Chemistry in 1985 from Mansoura University. He got the Ph.D. degree from Mansoura University under the Channel system between Egypt and Norway (under supervision of Prof. Peter Klaeboe, Oslo University, Norway). After his Ph.D. he worked in Damietta University, Egypt from 1990 till now. He transfer to work in King Khaled University, KSA from 2002 till 2010. He has been chairman of the Chemsitry Department, Faculty of Science, Damietta University from 2011 to 2014. Dr Ashraf has authored over 125 peer reviewed research articles and book chapter and several projects. He and his coworkers work in the field of Inorganic chemistry and its applications.

Research Interests

Preparation and characterization of some organic compounds containing donor atoms (N, O and S) using different spectroscopic techniques
Separation the solid complexes of the organic ligands using transition metal ions and make characterization for the structures using different spectroscopic techniques
Studying the dissociation constants of the organic compounds and their metal-ligand stability constants by potentiometrictechniques at different temperatures to determine the corresponding thermodynamic parameters
Adsorption and thermodynamic studies of hazardousazo dyes from aqueous solution onto low cost materials.

Scientific Activities

Sergiu CoseriPhD

Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry

Dr. Sergiu Coseri Completed his PhD (2001) in Kinetic and Reaction Mechanisms Department, “P.Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi and “Ghe. Asachi” Technical University Iasi, Romania; supervisor, Prof. Adrian A. Caraculacu; topic: isocyanate’s reactivity. From 1998 to 2002, he Worked as  Researcher  as specialization in isocyanates chemistry, organic synthesis, kinetic and reaction mechanisms. From 2002 to 2003 completed his Postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Advisors: with Dr. Gregory Thatcher and Dr. Keith U. Ingold.

Research Interests

Organic chemistry: structure, reaction, properties;
Environmental Chemistry;
Development of new catalytic systems;
Polysaccharides functionalization;
Hydrogen bond self-association and chemical reactivity; 
Physical organic chemistry;
Polymer chemistry

Scientific Activities

Brahma N. SinghPhD

Pharmacognosy & Ethnopharmacology Division
CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute

Dr. B.N. Singh obtained his M.S. in Biochemistry (2004) and a 

Ph.D. in Biochemistry (2010) from joint collaboration of CSIR-

National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI), India and Dr. Ram 

Manohar Lohia Avadh University, India. He is currently a Scientist 

in Pharmacognosy and Ethnopharmacology Division, CSIR- CSIR-

National Botanical Research Institute. Before joining the NBRI, he 

did his postdoctoral fellowship from, Mercer University and Kansas 

University of Medical Center, USA. He has worked on various 

research topics, ranging from bio-quantum dots for cancer, herbo-

metallic colloidal nano-formulation as a novel non-antibiotic 

antimicrobial, anticancer molecules from dietary plants and 

phyto-antioxidants for the development of nutraceuticals and 

functional foods. His recent research is focused on the design of 

bacterial quorum sensing nano-inhibitors for development of next-

generation antimicrobials, as well as the design of anticancer 


Research Interests

Development of non-antibiotic antimicrobial drugs from dietary 

phytochemicals and bio-nanomaterials
Identification of high-value phyto-nutraceuticals for development 

of functional foods and designer foods
Molecular targets of dietary agents for prevention and therapy of 


Scientific Activities

Adolfo IulianelliPhD

Institute for Membrane Technology of the National Research Council

Dr. Adolfo Iulianelli, Degree in Chemical Engineering, is a Ph.D. in Chemical and Material Engineering. Nowadays, he works at ITM-CNR for the research related to high grade hydrogen production, reforming reactions of derived of fossil fuels and renewables, fuel cells and membrane reactor technology. He published around 50 papers in international scientific journals, more than 20 chapters in international books, author of one patent and a book and of more than 50 papers in proceedings of International Conferences. He is reviewer of more than 20 scientific ISI journals, member of the editorial team of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Journal of Membrane Science and Technology and Scientific World Journal. 

Research Interests

Hydrogen production technologies
Reforming reactions of both derived of fossil fuels and renewable sources
Membrane reactors
Gas separation via inorganic membranes
Fuel cells

Scientific Activities

Dr.Abhijit BandyopadhyayPhD

Assistant professor
Department Of Polymer Science And Technology
University Of Calcutta

Dr. Bandyopadhyay is a M.Tech and Ph. D. in Polymer 

Science & Technology and is presently working as 

Assistant Professor in the Department of Polymer 

Science & Technology, University of Calcutta and 

Technical Director in the Board of Directors of the 

upcoming South Asian Rubber & Polymers Park in West 

Bengal, India. He is a former Assistant Professor 

of Rubber Technology Centre at Indian Institute of 

Technology, Kharagpur. He has more than 8 years of 

Teaching & Research Experience and has published 64 

papers in high impact international journals, four 

Book Chapters, one book and filed one Indian 

Patent. He has guided 5 Ph. Ds and presently 4 

students are working under his supervision. He has 

received awards like Young Scientist Award from 

Materials Research Society of India, Calcutta 

Chapter and Career Award for Young Teachers from 

All India Council for Technical Education, 

Government of India. He has delivered many Invited 

Lectures in International Conferences both in India 

and abroad. He is the life member of Society for 

Polymer Science, India and the Fellow member of 

International Congress for Environmental Research.

Research Interests

Polymer Blends and Composites including 

Polymer Processing 
Polymer Hydrogels 
Polymeric Flocculants and Adsorbents
Hyperbranched Polymers

Scientific Activities