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Research interests

Biomass pre-treatment (Leaching, steam explosion, pelletization)

Thermochemical conversion processes (combustion, gasification and pyrolysis)

Ash fusion behavior


Lignocellulosic biomass

Solid Waste Management


Profile information

I am currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Bio and Circular economy group, Material Science and Environmental Engineering Unit. My main area of research is biomass pretreatment, thermochemical conversion and solid waste management. At present, I am working on improving physical and chemical properties of agricultural and forest residue for different thermochemical applications. I am currently utilising leaching pre-treatment and steam explosion to improve fuel properties and make this pretreatment feasible for large-scale industrial applications.

Before Tampere University, I worked as a research associate in the Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Kharagpur. I have worked on several projects in the past six years ranging from lab-scale studies to city-wide management planning & designs. I always love to share and hear new ideas and always looking for potential collaborations. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science (Technology), Environmental Technology

19 Jun 201925 May 2023

Award Date: 25 May 2023

Bachelor of Science (Technology), B.Tech in Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur


Award Date: 20 Jul 2018

Master of Science (Technology), Environmental Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur


Award Date: 20 Jul 2018

External positions

Visiting Reseracher, Lund University

3 Mar 202215 May 2022


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