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Associate Professor, Life Sciences
Central University of Tamil Nadu, Tiruvarur, India , India
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Dr. J.Rajesh Banu presently working as Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, Central University of Tamil Nadu (CUTN), India. He is also visiting Professor in centre for Excellence in Environmental Studies, King Abduaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He is having 17 years of teaching experience in national (Anna University&CUTN) and international university (SKKU, South Korea). He is a visiting researcher of East China Normal University, China and former post-doctoral fellow in Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea. He is the author of 250 publications in SCI and SCIE journals with a cumulative impact factor of 1010.  His publications achieved more than 7500 citations and 47 H index. He is a senior editor of e-Prime, an Elsevier journal. He authored 3 books and published 50 book chapters and 14 conference proceedings. He obtained 7 Major grants from Government of India and two consultancies from industries. He guided 17 Ph.D. students and 100 post graduate engineering students in the discipline of environmental engineering and Science. His name is classified under top 2% scientist in world by independent researchers of Stanford University.  He is awarded with think of ecology award by Hiyoshi, Japan for the year 2018. His research centres on waste to energy, value added product recovery from waste, biological wastewater treatment, Nutrient removal, Membrane Bioreactor and Microbial Fuel cells.

Research Interest
  • Bioenergy (Methane and Hydrogen) generation from Waste Biomass (Sludge, Algae, Plant)
  • Wastewater Treatment: Nutrient Removal, Aerobic (Membrane Bioreactor) and Anaerobic (Hybrid upflow anaerobic sludge blanket).
  • Bioelectricity generation via Microbial Fuel cell.