Badal C. Saha

National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USA

Badal C. Saha acts as a lead scientist at the Bioenergy Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, USDA-ARS, Peoria, IL, USA. He served previously as a research scientist at Michigan Biotechnology Institute. Saha did a postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland after earning his M.S. (1981) and Ph.D. (1984) degrees in microbial technology from Kyushu University, Japan, under Japanese Government Research Scholarship. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in biochemistry from Dhaka University, Bangladesh. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma degree (one-year course) in microbiology and biotechnology from Osaka University, Japan, under UNESCO fellowship. Saha has over 32 years of research experience in aerobic and anaerobic fermentation technology and industrial biotechnology. He has authored 168 research publications (including book chapters and review articles), 190 meeting abstracts, and 9 patents and has given 115 meeting presentations and 45 invited seminars. Saha has written/edited 6 books, organized/chaired 33 symposiums/sessions, and served in the Program/Scientific Advisory Committees of 35 national/international meetings. He has been serving on the editorial board of 25 journals and previously served as an editor of Process Biochemistry. Saha has served as a President of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (2010-2011) and Chair (2013-2014) of Fermentation and Biotechnology Division of American Society for Microbiology. He acts as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Biography Updated on 9 October 2014

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