Biotechnology and Fermentation Group
The Ohio State University, & OARDC, USA
He received his PhD (Magna cum laude) in Microbiology in 2001 from University of Rostock, Germany. He did his Postdoctoral Research from 2001-2005. He worked as Visiting Assistant Professor in University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA during December 2005-2007. Now he is working as Assistant Professor in Ohio State University, USA.
Research emphasis is on lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment and conversion into biofuels and other bioproducts, and development of new microbial strains that are capable of utilizing mixtures (pentose and hexose sugars) of lignocellulosic derived sugars and resistant to microbial inhibitors present in the lignocellulosic hydrolysates.