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PhD student in Environmental Engineering, McGill University

I am a Biologist-turned-Engineer excited to work on environmental problems!

I hold an integrated BS-MS Dual Degree in Biological Sciences from IISER Bhopal. During my undergraduate degree, I have been exposed to various fields in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Environmental Sciences. Besides, I have done multiple internships including the MITACS Globalink Summer Internship-2019. Carrying out internships in multidisciplinary fields has always excited me and thus prompted me to choose environmental engineering for my Ph.D. Therefore currently I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil Engineering at McGill University.

To my credit, I also have several publications in international research journals including a first-authored review article and two more under submission. I have attended several conferences including the challenging iGEM Giant Jamboree-2018 held in Boston where we bragged a medal.

Writing and Reading skills have always been my solid skill sets and I am really proud of them. I strongly believe that scientific knowledge should be accessible to the public. Communication thus lays the strong basis for taking research forward!

Experience

  • –present
    PhD student in Environmental Engineering, McGill University

Education

  • 2020 
    Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Bhopal, India, BS-MS Dual Degree in Biological Sciences

Publications

  • 2021
    Enhanced phytoremediation of Metal(loid)s via spiked ZVI nanoparticles: An urban clean-up strategy with ornamental plants, Chemosphere
  • 2020
    Anodic inoculum pre-treatment by extracts of Azadirachta indica leaves and Allium sativum peels for improved bioelectricity recovery from microbial fuel cell, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  • 2020
    Microbial inoculation to alleviate the metal toxicity in crop plants and subsequent growth promotion (Book chapter), Springer publications
  • 2020
    Expansion of the evolutionarily conserved network of J-domain proteins in the Arabidopsis mitochondrial import complex, Plant Molecular Biology
  • 2018
    Agronomics management for arsenic stress mitigation (Book chapter), Springer publications