Thavasi Renga Thavasi
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
A Researcher at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn and also working as a Senior Research Scientist at SyntheZyme LLC, Brooklyn, New York. Thavasi received his M.Phil and Ph.D degree in Marine Microbiology (Microbial Biosurfactants) from Center of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, India. His research interests are microbial biosurfactants, bioemulsifiers, biodispersants and biosurfactant derived biopesticides. To his credit, Thavasi has published 13 research articles in refereed journals, written 3 chapters in books and presented 8 papers in seminar/conferences. He has been awarded with 3 NSF SBIR grants for his biopesticide research. His current and future research plans are to find microbially produced “green chemicals” to replace toxic chemicals that are in practice for various environmental and medical applications.
Marine microbiology and environmental biotechnology, Marine Microbial Biosurfactants, Bioremediation and Biodegradation Technology, Fermentation/Bioprocess Technology, Marine Microbial Biopesticides, Antimicrobials, Enzymes & Microbial Biopolymers, Marine Microbial Ecology.