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Mr. Vikas Chandra Gupta
Assistant Professor

Mr. Vikas Chandra Gupta is currently working as Assistant Professor (Biotechnology) at IILM University, Greater Noida. He graduated in Biotechnology engineering with distinction in his M.Tech- Biotechnology (Major in Industrial Waste Management) and B.Tech-Biotechnology (Specialization in Industrial Microbiology) and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies on cellulosic bioethanol research from AKTU, Lucknow. He had been the recipient of various government funded research projects by UP-CST and CRIP-AKTU on Hydroponics and Biofuels research respectively. Apart from his doctoral research Mr. Gupta has also been involved in setting up a pilot scale hydroponics facility at IILM University Greater Noida Campus for pollution free agricultural produce at mass scale. Mr. Gupta has been appointed as Member (Reviewer) of the editorial board of the Journal of Agricultural Research recently. Apart from his academic research activities he had also been involved at various administrative capacities at institutional level like Coordinator-M.Tech. Biotechnology Program, Incharge of DBT Laboratories, Member of NBA accreditation team, Controller of Examinations, Centre superintendent (IILM)-AKTU examination.

Qualification

  • Ph.D. (pursuing) Biotechnology, AKTU University, Lucknow
    – Topic: Process optimization of bioethanol production from lignocellulosic waste
  • Master of Technology in Biotechnology (M.Tech.), 2006-2008
    – Major: Solid Waste Management (1st class with Distinction)
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology (B.Tech.), 2001-2005
    – Major: Industrial Microbiology(1st class with Distinction)

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Publications in Refereed Journals

  • Yadav P., Gupta V. C. 2021. Comparative study on biosorption of arsenite ions onto raw and chemically activated orange peel powder in a batch reactor. IJES&T. 13(1), 158-170 (Published).
  • Gupta V. C, Singh M, Prasad S., 2019. Comparative Fermentable Sugar Yield from Pre- treated Rice Straw by Trichoderma reesei and Aspergillus tamarii Using Plackett–Burman Method. Biosc.Biotech.Res.Comm. 12(4), 092-099 (Published).
  • Gupta, V. C., Singh, M., Chugh, M., Marwah, R., & Hashmi, R.2018. Preliminary Studies of Vegetable Plants Growth Index Under Controlled Condition of Soilless System. Trends in Biosciences, 3268-73(Published).
  • Sharma N., Gupta V. C., 2012. Batch Biodegradation of Phenol of Paper and Pulp Effluent by Aspergillus niger. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Application. 3 (3), 182-186 (Published).
  • Das M., Gupta V. C., Adholeya A., 2011. Co-composting of physic nut (Jatropha curcas) deoiled cake with rice straw and different animal dung. Bioresource Technology 102, 6541- 6546(Published).

Publications in Magazine (Conferences Proceedings)

  • Gupta V.C., Singh M., Prasad S., Mishra B.N. 2020. Optimization of fermentable sugar production from chemical pretreatment of rice straw using response surface curve methods [abstract]. In: International Conference on Innovations in Biotechnology and Life Sciences”; 2020 December 18-20, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi.
  • Srivastava S., Gupta V.C., Singh M., Mishra B.N. 2020. Process development of xylanase enzyme production for biofuel industry application-Current strategies [abstract]. In: International Conference on Innovations in Biotechnology and Life Sciences”; 2020 December 18-20, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi.
  • Tiwari P., Gupta V.C., Singh M., Mishra B.N. 2020. Key issues in cellulase enzyme production using microbial process engineering approach [abstract]. In: International Conference on Innovations in Biotechnology and Life Sciences”; 2020 December 18-20, Delhi Technological University, New Delhi.
  • Gupta V.C., Singh M., Prasad S., Mishra B.N. 2020. Mitigating the environmental impact of open field burning of agricultural residues using factorial experimental design method [abstract]. In: National Seminar on “Environment and Urban Ecosystem: From Individual to Ecological”; 2020 September 30th, University of Delhi, New Delhi.
  • Tiwari P., Gupta V.C., Singh M. 2020. Exploring Innovative Ideas of Solid Waste Management Issues. [abstract]. In: National Conference on Recent Trends in Science & Technology; 2020 November 21st, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies, Faridabad.
  • Srivastava S., Gupta V.C., Singh M. 2020. Potential of Agro-Industrial solid Biomass waste to meet energy demand at global scale. [abstract]. In: National Conference on Recent Trends in Science & Technology; 2020 November 21st, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies, Faridabad.
  • Rana S., Verma N., Gupta V.C., Singh M. 2020. Aqua-farming framework: A promising unadulterated development strategy for Earth well-disposed present-day cultivating [abstract]. In: National Conference on Recent Trends in Science & Technology; 2020 November 21st, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research & Studies, Faridabad.
  • Yadav P, Gupta V.C., Mishra V. 2019. Comparative study on biosorption of arsenite ions onto raw and chemically activated orange peel powder [Abstract] In: The International Conference on Energy, Environment & Material Sciences (ICE2M-2019); 2019 Dec 01- 03; Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur.
  • Gupta V.C., Singh M., Tiwari P., Srivastava S. 2019. Current challenges of lignocellulosic waste conversion into sustainable biofuels system [abstract]. In: National Conference on Translational Research in Biotechnology: Current and Future Prospective; 2019 Nov 09; SBT, GBU Greater Noida.
  • Gupta V.C., Singh M., Prasad S., Mishra B.N. 2019. Lignocellulosic fermentable sugar concentration enrichment using optimized membrane model system [abstract]. In: National Conference on Recent Advances in Agriculture, Food Tech and Human Health; 2019 Nov 05- 06; SHUATS, Praygraj.
  • Gupta V.C., Singh M., Prasad S. 2018. Comparative fermentable sugar yield analysis from alkali pre-treated rice straw by T. reesei and A. tamarii using Plackett–Burman design method. In: National Conference-cum-Industry-Academia meet on “Opportunities and Challenges in Fermentation Based Industrial Processes” (IAMF-2018) / CSIR-IIIM-Jammu, J&K, India, September 13-14,2018.
  • Sharma N., Gupta V. C. 2011. Comparative biodegradation analysis of phenol from paper & pulp industrial effluent by free and immobilized cells of Aspergillus niger. In: 3rd International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Chennai, India, March 10-11, 2012.
  • Gupta V. C., Kumar P. 2010. Microbial Fuel Cell: Bioelectric and Need of Clean Environment. In: National Conference on Biotechnology and Environment, Durgapur, West Bengal, India, Oct 04, 2010.
  • Gupta V. C., Adholeya A. 2009. Qualitative FAME profile analysis of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus. In: National Conference on Emerging Paradigm in Biochemical Engineering, IIT BHU, Varanasi, India, Oct 09-10, 2009

Chapters Contributed

  • Gupta V.C., Singh M., Prasad S., Mishra B.N., Beri S. 2022. Process design and optimization of bioethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass (Accepted for publication). In: B. Chinnappan (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Green materials. Springer Nature, Switzerland (Accepted).
  • Gupta V.C., Singh M., Prasad S., Mishra B.N., Beri S. 2022. Industrial wastewater treatment by novel bioremediation strategies for agricultural applications. In: B. Chinnappan (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Green materials. Springer Nature, Switzerland (Accepted).
  • Gupta V.C., Basniwal R., Naryana S., Jain V.K. 2022. Green synthesis of carbon-based nanomaterials for industrial applications. In: B. Chinnappan (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of Green materials. Springer Nature, Switzerland (Accepted).
  • Gupta V.C., Singh M., Prasad S., Mishra B.N. 2021. Sustainable and Economical Approaches in Utilizing Agricultural Solid Waste for Bioethanol Production. In: B. Chinnappan (Eds.), Circular Economy and Sustainability: Solid Waste Management. Springer Nature, Singapore (Published).
  • Prasad S., Gupta V.C., Bhatt R. 2022. Ethanol production from sugarcane: current progress and future prospects. In: Ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass-Current trends. Springer Nature, Switzerland. (Published).

Patent Filed

  • Gupta V.C., Singh M., Prasad S., Singh P. (2021). Media and system for hydroponics for industrial effluent treatment The same is an output of funded research project from Council of Science and Technology, Uttar Pradesh during 2018-19 financial year and in close collaboration between Dabur and IARI, New Delhi.

AICTE-ATAL Academy FDP Grant 2019-20

  • Conducted AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy Online FDP as Co-Ordinator on “Waste Technology: Emerging paradigms in Waste Management Technology” on January 27-31, 2021 at Department of Biotechnology, IILM-CET Greater Noida.(Funding Received: Rs. 93000 by AICTE, Ministry of Education for year 2019-20)

Government Research Funding received (as Principal Investigator of Research Project)

  • Lignocellulosic fermentable sugar concentration enrichment using optimized membrane model system (Funding Agency: AKTU, Lucknow under CRIP-TEQIP III Research Scheme 2019)
  • Development of economically viable biofuel solution of Delhi-NCR Stubble (rice straw) burning issues (Funding Agency: CSTUP, Lucknow under Engineering Students Research Grant Scheme 2019-20)
  • Design and development of membrane system for fermentable sugar concentration enrichment from pre-treated rice straw hydrolysate (Funding Agency: CSTUP, Lucknow under Engineering Students Research Grant Scheme 2018-19)
  • Development of commercial hydroponics set up for industrial effluent treatment using an economical plant with phytoremediation property (Funding Agency: CSTUP, Lucknow under Engineering Students Research Grant Scheme 2018-19)
  • Development of cost-effective hydroponics system for pollution free vegetables production (Funding Agency: CSTUP, Lucknow under Engineering Students Research Grant Scheme 2017-18)

Certification (NPTEL)

  • Introduction to Research-IIT Madras-18GE04S1680779/span>
  • Sustainable Engineering Concepts and Life Cycle Analysis-IITKharagpur18CE08S3680728
  • Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Law- Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, IIT Kharagpur.