Ashok Pandey

National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India

Ashok Pandey obtained his M.S. degree in chemistry in 1976 and his Ph.D. degree in 1979 in microbiology from the University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India. He was scientist at National Sugar Institute, Kanpur in 1982–1985. During 1985-1986, he worked as Research Scientist in Süddeutsche Zucker AG in Germany. Since 1987, he serves as a Scientist at the CSIR National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology at Trivandrum. Professor Pandey has 851 publications/communications, which include 12 patents, 29 books, 20 special issues of the journals as Guest Editor, 25 technical reports, 93 chapters in books, 333 original and review papers, and 339 research communications in international and national conferences. Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships, which include Fellow of Association of Microbiologists of India, International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering and Biotech Research Society of India; Honorary Doctorate degree from Univesite Blaise Pascal, France; Thomson Scientific India Citation Laureate Award; Lupin Visiting Fellowship, Visiting Professor in the University Blaise Pascal, France, Federal University of Parana, Brazil and EPFL, Switzerland; Best Scientific Work Achievement award, Government of Cuba; UNESCO Professor; Raman Research Fellowship Award, CSIR; GBF, Germany and CNRS, France Fellowship; Young Scientist Award. He was Chairman of the International Society of Food, Agriculture and Environment, Finland (Food & Health) during 2003-2004. He is currently the President of Biotech Research Society of India and International Coordinator of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses. He is Editor-in-Chief of Bioresource Technology, the Elsevier journal and editorial board member of nine international and four Indian journals.

Biography Updated on 2 October 2011

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