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Dr. Mamta Awasthi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mamta Awasthi Assistant Professor, Centre for Energy and Environmental Engineering National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh 177 005 (Joined June 2009) awasthi66@gmail.com; awasthi6@rediffmail.com Phone: +91-1972-254368 (O) /+919816230065 (M) Area of Interest: Environment, Biofuels, Bioenergy, Bioremediation, Water Pollution studies, Env Microbiology, Phycology Education: Ph.D. Banaras Hindu University, Supervisor: Prof LC Rai; Year 1995 (BHU); Topic: Physiological and Biochemical studies on immobilized algal cells with respect of removal of heavy metals. GATE: 96 Percentile M.Sc., Banaras Hindu University (1988-1990) B. Sc. (Hons.), Banaras Hindu University (1985-1988) Employment: NIT, Hamirpur (Current), BIET, Lucknow ,IET, Lucknow, Arunachal University Earlier Research Experiences/Fellowship: I. Junior Research Fellowship, B.H.U. 1990-91 II. Junior Research Fellowship, Ministry of Environment, India 1991-92 III. Junior Research Fellowship, GATE-University Grants Commission, 1993-94 IV. Senior Research Fellowship, GATE- University Grants Commission, 1994-97 V. Postdoctoral fellowship (Research Associate), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, 2002 – 2006 Extramural Funding of Research Projects: 1. Submitted: Screening and characterization of freshwater cyanobacterial germplasm and process optimization for extraction of Beta-carotene and Astaxanthin for commercial exploitation (Interdisciplinary R & D Project under DBT along with IBSD-DBT Imphal and NIT Durgapur) Project Total Cost (Rs.): More than 2.25 Crores (Technically approved Recommended for funding) 2. CSIR Direct RAship project: Feeding behavior of common carp (Cyprinus Carpio.L) and algal feed availability in high altitude Rice-fish culture system (Independent CSIR Project) Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) Period: 5yrs PhD students: 4 (1 as supervisor, 2 co-supervisor): Status: Completed 3, Ongoing 1 MTech Dissertation student: Completed: 29 Academic responsibilities (NITH): Warden (Ambika GH, Aravali GH), DUGC convenor, Departmental Library incharge, Lab-in-charge, OIC purchase, Members of different committees at department and institute level Subjects taught: Environmental Microbiology and Ecology (M Tech, Environmental Engineering); Bioenegy Technology systems (M Tech, Energy Technology), Biofuel Conversion Processes (MTech), Energy and Environment (B Tech); Environment and Ecology (B Tech); Ecology and Microbiology (M Sc), Advanced Wastewater Treatment (MTech Environmental Engineering), Air Pollution (MTech, Env eng), Basic Env sci and Engineering (BTech) Research publications SCI/Scopus: 13, Citations: 149, h index: 6, i10 index: 5, IF: 1-3.5 2013 Mamta Awasthi and Shiwali Rana. Saccharification of Banana Peels for Ethanol Production International Journal of Applied Engineering Research 8 (12) 2013 50-54 2012 Awasthi, M. Relevance of Alkaline Phosphatase activity of immobilized green and cyanobacteria for heavy metal toxicity monitoring J. Mater. Environ. Sci. 3(3): 445-451 , Morocco Impact Factor: 1.21. 2006 3. Interactions between Zinc and Cadmium Uptake by Free and Immobilized Cells of Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turp.) Breb. Clean -Soil ,Air and Water (Earlier Acta Hydrochim. Hydrobiol.) WILEY-VCH.,Germany 34 (1-2): 20-26 IF: 1. Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. 34 2006 1-2 2006 International J of environmental Science and Technology, CEERS, Supplement 3 (1) pp. 89-94 Impact factor: 3.157 1. Qualitative algal analysis from the fish-gut: tested in the rice-fish cropping system Awasthi, Mamta. Das, D.N. and Singh R.K. International J of environmental Science and Technology Supplem ent 3 (1) 2006 89-94 2005 International J of Environmental Science & Technology, CEERS, 2: 201-206 Impact factor: 3.1572. Nitrate reductase activity: a solution to nitrate problems tested in free and immobilized algal cells in presence of heavy metals. Awasthi, M. International J of environmental Science and Technology 2 2005 201-206 2005 Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 61(2): 268-272, Elsevier Publication IF: 2.718 3. Toxicity of Nickel, Zinc and Cadmium to nitrate uptake in free and immobilized cells of Scenedesmus quadricauda. Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 62(2) 2005 268-272 2005 Annals of microbiology, 55 (1):1-7, Italy IF: 0.531 4. Heavy metal stress on growth, photosynthesis and enzymatic activities of free and immobilized Chlorella vulgaris. Awasthi, M. and Das, D.N. Annals of microbiology 55 2005 1-7 2005 Algological Studies, E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung ,Czech Republic, 115: 53-64 IF: 1.3675. Impact of Ni, Zn and Cd on growth rate, photosynthetic activity, nitrate reductase and alkaline phosphatase activity of free and immobilized Scenedesmus quadricauda. Awasthi, M. and Das, D.N. Algological Studies(Archive fur hydrobiologia) 115 2005 53-64 2004 Annals of microbiology, Italy, 54(3): 257-267 IF: 0.531 5. Adsorption of nickel, zinc and cadmium by immobilized green algae and cyanobacteria: a comparative study. Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Annals of microbiology, Italy 54(3) 2004 257-267 2004 Acta Hydrochim. Hydrobiol., WILEY-VCH.,Germany, 32 (2):149-153 IF: 1.502 6. Effect of nickel and cadmium on ammonium uptake kinetics of free and immobilized cells of Anacystis nidulans. Acta Hydrochim. Hydrobiol., Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Clean- Soil, Air and Water (Earlier Acta Hydrochim. Hydrobiol.,German y) 32(2) 2004 149-153 2004 Algology, Ukraine, 61(3): 240-245, International Journal of Algae, 6 (2): 151- 157 7. Heavy metal toxicity on nitrate reductase activity of free and immobilized algal cells. Awasthi, M. and Das, D.N. International Journal of Algae 6 (2) 2004 151-157 1998 Electro- and Magnetobiology, Marcel Dekker, USA (now Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine). 17:145-160. IF: 1.041 6. Physiological responses of the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans to a magnetic field. Rai, S., Singh, U.P., Awasthi, M. and Pandey, S. Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine (earlier Electro- and Magnetobiology) 17 1998 145-160 2006 Research J of Chemistry and Environment. 10: 75-79 IF: 0.292 4. Seasonal Algal Analysis from the Fish-gut Tested in the Rice-fish Cropping System Awasthi, M., Das, D.N. and Singh R.K. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment 10 2006 75-79 Publication in International conference proceedings: 10; Book Chapters: 6 STP/Seminar as organizer/Co-cordinator • National Workshop on Power Generation from Renewable Energy sources (NWPGRES-2013) March 23-24, 2013 sponsored by MNRE, Govt of India and CEE, NITH in Centre for Energy and Environment as Co-coordinator • Science Day organized by the Centre 2013 • Recent Trends in Renewable Energy System Technologies (NIT Hamirpur in December 2009) • Orientation Programme for Technical Teachers OPTT-2010, 04-08 Jan’2010 organised by NIT, Hamirpur Editorial Broad Membership/Reviewers • International Journal, Marine environmental Research (1978- ), Elsevier publication, Journal of Environmental Management, Elsevier Publication, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier publication, Journal of Environmental Biology, An International Research journal of environmental Sciences and Toxicology

Name : Dr. Mamta Awasthi
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Civil Engineering
Qualification : PhD
Phone : 9816230065, 7018364720
Email ID : mamta@nith.ac.in
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General Information



Name : Dr. Mamta Awasthi
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Civil Engineering
Qualification : PhD
Date of Birth : 19/07/1968
Date of joining : 24/06/2009

Contact Details

Phone : 9816230065, 7018364720
Email ID : mamta@nith.ac.in

Specialization

Environment,Bioremediation, Biofuels, Bioenergy, Environmental Microbiology, Phycology

Position Held



Position Department Name Institute Name Time Period

Educational Qualification



Name of the Degree Year of Passing Institute/University
PhD 1995 Banaras Hindu University
Post graduation 1990 Banaras Hindu University
Graduation 1988 Banaras Hindu University

Honors & Recognitions Achieved



Sr.No. Title Activity Given By Year
1 RA Post doctoral Research Fellow CSIR 2002
2 SRF Research MHRD, GATE 1995
3 JRF Research MHRD, GATE 1992
4 JRF Research MoEN, MHRD 1991
5 JRF Research BHU Fellowship 1990
6 Member, State Pollution Control Board Expert Member State Pollution control Board, HP 2017
7 Member, State Pollution Control Board Expert Member State Pollution control Board, HP 2018
8 Member, State Pollution Control Board Expert Member State Pollution control Board, HP 2019

Research Experience



Research Interests : Biofuels, Bioenergy, Bioremediation, Environmental Microbiology, Phycology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Water pollution studies
Brief Research Statement : Interdisciplinary Interest in Biological solution to the environmental problems and Energy generation, Multidisciplinary approach is must for complete remedy of any research problem. Bioengineering is still an unexplored area for most of the engineering background students and therefore the gap should be fulfilled for the betterment of the human society.

Journal Publications



Year Author(s) Title & Vol. No. Journal Name Indexing (SCI) Web of Science/Scopus
1998 Rai, S., Singh, U.P., Awasthi, M. and Pandey, S. (1998) Physiological responses of the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans to a magnetic field.17,145-160 (1998) Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine (earlier Electro- and Magnetobiology), USA SCI
2004 Awasthi, M. and Das D.N Heavy metal toxicity on nitrate reductase activity of free and immobilized algal cells.6 (2) (2004) International Journal of Algae(Scopus) Scopus
2004 Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Effect of nickel and cadmium on ammonium uptake kinetics of free and immobilized cells of Anacystis nidulans. 32(2) (2004) Clean- Soil, Air and Water (Earlier Acta Hydrochim. Hydrobiol.,Germany SCI
2005 Awasthi, M. and Das, D.N. Impact of Ni, Zn and Cd on growth rate, photosynthetic activity, nitrate reductase and alkaline phosphatase activity of free and immobilized Scenedesmus quadricauda. Awasthi, M. and Das, D.N. Algological Studies(Archive fur hydrobiologia) (Scopus) 115 (2005) 53-64 115 (2005) Algological Studies(Archive fur hydrobiologia) Scopus
2006 Awasthi, M., Das, D.N. and Singh R.K. Seasonal Algal Analysis from the Fish-gut Tested in the Rice-fish Cropping System 10 (2006) Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment Scopus
2006 Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Interactions between Zinc and Cadmium Uptake by Free and Immobilized Cells of Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turp.) Breb. 34 (2006) Clean -Soil ,Air and Water (Earlier Acta Hydrochim. Hydrobiol.) SCI
2004 Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Adsorption of nickel, zinc and cadmium by immobilized green algae and cyanobacteria: a comparative study.54(3) (2004) Annals of microbiology, Italy SCI
2005 Awasthi, M. and Das, D.N. Heavy metal stress on growth, photosynthesis and enzymatic activities of free and immobilized Chlorella vulgaris. Annals of microbiology (SCI) SCI
2005 Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Toxicity of Nickel, Zinc and Cadmium to nitrate uptake in free and immobilized cells of Scenedesmus quadricauda.62(2) (2005) Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety SCI
2005 Awasthi, M. Nitrate reductase activity: a solution to nitrate problems tested in free and immobilized algal cells in presence of heavy metals.,2 (2005) International J of environmental Science and Technology SCI
2006 Awasthi, Mamta. Das, D.N. and Singh R.K. Qualitative algal analysis from the fish-gut: tested in the rice-fish cropping system Supplement 3 (1) (2006) International J of environmental Science and Technology SCI
2012 Awasthi, M. Relevance of Alkaline Phosphatase activity of immobilized green and cyanobacteria for heavy metal toxicity monitoring Awasthi, M. J. Mater. Environ. Sci. (Scopus) 3 (3) (2012) J. Mater. Environ. Sci. Scopus
2013 Mamta Awasthi and Shiwali Rana Saccharification of Banana Peels for Ethanol Production,8 (12) (2013) International Journal of Applied Engineering Research Scopus
2015 Vivek Prakash Pankaj and Mamta Awasthi Optimization and validation of microalgal growth condition by response surface methodology (RSM)Vol.7,No.1, 2015 International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology Scopus
2019 Vivek Agarwal and Mamta Awasthi Potential of Cordia Obliqua for turbidity removal in potable water, Vol 23(8) Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment Scopus
2020 Mamta Awasthi Effect of heavy metals interaction with ammonium on growth behavior of C.vulgaris, 24(3) Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment Scopus
2020 Malik, P., Awasthi, M., & Sinha, S. Study on an Existing PV/Wind Hybrid System Using Biomass Gasifier for Energy Generation, 6(2) Pollution Scopus
2020 Malik, P., Awasthi, M., & Sinha, S. Study of grid integrated biomass-based hybrid renewable energy systems for Himalayan terrain. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management Scopus
2020 Malik, P., Awasthi, M., & Sinha, S. Biomass-based gaseous fuel for hybrid renewable energy systems: an overview and future research opportunities. Int J Energy Res. 2020;1–31. https://doi.org/10.1002/er.6061 (SCI Indexed), Impact factor:3.741 International Journal of Energy Research, Wiley SCI
2021 Malik, P., Awasthi, M., & Sinha, S. Techno-economic analysis of decentralized biomass energy system and CO2 reduction in the Himalayan region https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40095-020-00370-0, IF:1.87 International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Springer SCI
2021 Malik, P., Awasthi, M., & Sinha, S. (2021). Techno-economic and Environmental analysis of biomass-based hybrid energy systems: A Case study of a Western Himalayan State in India ,Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Elsevier, SCI indexed, Impact Factor: 3.427 (Accepted) Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Elsevier SCI

Conference Publications



Year Author(s) Title Conference name with place Indexing (SCI/Web of science/Scopus)
2019 P. Malik, M. Awasthi and S. Sinha Analysis of sensitive parameters influencing a SPV/WT/Biomass/Battery based hybrid system. 8th International Conference on Power Systems , Jaipur, INDIA Web of Science/ Scopus

Research Projects



Role Project Type Title Funding Agency From To Amount Status Co-Investigator Sanction Order Sanction Date
Investigator Post-doctoral research project Feeding behavior of common carp (Cyprinus Carpio.L) and algal feed availability in high altitude Rice-fish culture system CSIR 01/02/2002 30/07/2006 7 lakh completed Prof DN Das 9/822(1)/2002-EMRI; 3(42)071-2K/1 14/01/2002

Research Supervision



Programme Name Scholar Name Research Topic Status Year Co-Suprivisor(s)
Ph.D Dr Vivek Prakash Pankaj Isolation and Identification of Indigenous Microalgae for Biofuel production in Hamirpur (H.P) completed 2016 -
Ph.D Dr Amit Yadav Solar radiation prediction using artificial neural network completed 2015 Prof SS Chandel
Ph.D Dr Sunanda Ganguli Study of photovoltaic wind based hybrid power generation systems in western himalayan terrain completed 2016 Prof SS chandel
Ph.D Prashant Malik Techno-economic analysis of solar-biomass hybrid system Ongoing 2018 -
M.Tech Kumar vaibhav Analysis of Existing E-waste Disposal in Indian Scenario & System Dynamics modelling for sustainable disposal Ongoing 2019 -
M.Tech Kavinder Patial Constructional and Operational Study of Biogas Plant in Hamirpur District. completed 2012 -
M.Tech Vineeta Bharti Pine needle briquetting in Hamirpur completed 2012 -
M.Tech Shiwali Rana Pretreatment for Ethanol production through banana peel completed 2013 -
M.Tech Jot sindhu Ethanol production through water hyacinth completed 2013 -
M.Tech Karishma Rani Biogasification of rice husk completed 2013 -
M.Tech Ankush Gaur Green IT Policy completed 2015 Dr Rajiv, CSE
M.Tech Gopesh Tiwari Power production through biogas: A case study completed 2015 -
M.Tech Manish Economical Algal bioreactor fabrication in laboratory completed 2016 -
M.Tech Satyaprakash Design of algal photobioreactor for inoculum development completed 2016 -
M.Tech Esther Decentrallized Composting for hamirpur completed 2016 -
M.Tech Harshit Tyagi Life cycle assessment of water treatment plant completed 2017 -
M.Tech Amit Electrochemical Treatment of Wastewater from in and around Hospital Area completed 2017 -
M.Tech Sarabjeet chawla Effect on groundwater by landfill in ludhiana completed 2017 -
M.Tech Manu Sharma A study on preparation and dissemination of compost through urban solid waste completed 2017 -
M.Tech Monika Dubey Photo Fenton process for treatment of landfill leachate completed 2017 -
M.Tech G Yagneshwar Rao Microbial Fuel cell for wastewater treatment and power generation completed 2017 -
M.Tech Arunjyoti Performance analysis of Solar power plant completed 2017 -
M.Tech Gaurav Joshi Performance Analysis Of Evacuated Solar Water Heater completed 2017 -
M.Tech Hans Biodiesel production and engine efficiency completed 2017 -
M.Tech Deepak Arya Decolorization of Synthetic Dyes using mono and mixed culture technique completed 2018 -
M.Tech Vivek Agrawal Potential of Cordia obliqua and Tradescantia pallida in Turbidity removal of Surface Water completed 2018 -
M.Tech Sachin Kumar Singh Analysis of Food Waste Utilization in NIT Hamirpur completed 2018 -
M.Tech Sandeep Kumar Analysis of Phosphate removal using Ca(OH)2 Modified Zeolite based Adsorbents completed 2018 -
M.Tech Neha Mishra Performance of Algal Assisted Microbial Fuel Cell Generating Electricity from Wastewater completed 2018 -
M.Tech Pradeep Kumar Developing a Low Cost water Purifier for Non-Industrial region and Industrial region, India completed 2018 -
M.Tech CH Vikram Power Quality Improvement for Single-Phase Grid Connected Small-Scale WECS completed 2018 -
M.Tech Aditya Ushara Energy and Cost Analysis for Efficient Mushroom Cultivation: A Case Study completed 2018 -
M.Tech Jitendra Yadav Economically Feasible Processing of Algae for Biofuel Production completed 2018 -
M.Tech Faisal Ali Evaluation of Aloe vera gel as flocculant for harvesting microalgae Chlorella vulgaris completed 2018 -
M.Tech Anoop Panwar Phosphorus recovery in the form of struvite from urine completed 2019 -
M.Tech Kumar Vaibhav Vermicompost as a Waste Management Technique for Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste completed 2019 -
M.Tech Aftab Hussain Plastic Waste Generation, Composition And Potential For Recycling In South Dehli, India completed 2019 -
M.Tech Prakhar Prakash Cost Effective Ettringite Precipitation & Removal Efficiency of Sulphate from Municipal Wastewater completed 2019 -
M.Tech Bindu Efficiency of Waste Tea Leaves and Grounded Pine Cone as Bio-adsorbent for Iron Removal completed 2019 -
M.Tech Vishakha Photocatalytic Degradation of Congo Red Dye by Iron Doped Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles completed 2019 -
M.Tech Deepa Analysis of ammonia removal using Zeolite as Adsorbent completed 2019 -
M.Tech Rahul Impact of Fins on Solar Distillation completed 2019 -
M.Tech Ashwini Analysis of Indirect Solar Dryer with Phase Change Material completed 2019 -
M.Tech Priyashree Performance Evaluation of Electrocoagulation Treatment for Dairy Wastewater completed 2019 -
M.Tech Shashank Shrinit Recovery of phosphorus through vivianite crystallization formation from wastewater treatment processes. completed 2020 -
M.Tech Ankita Soni Fluoride removal using Pine cone biochar and Banana Peel Dust completed 2020 -
M.Tech Rahul Singh CHARACTERIZATION OF PINE BIOCHAR completed 2020 -
M.Tech Ashok Kumar Potential of Natural Coagulants used for Turbidity completed 2020 -
M.Tech Aditya Harsh Removal of Colour from Water using Natural Coagulants completed 2020 -

Patents



Title Reg./Ref.No. Date of Award/Filling Awarding Agencies Status

Teaching Experience



Position Held Department and Organization From To Total Experience
Assistant Professor CEEE 24/06/2009 11yrs
Lecturer BIET, Lucknow 01/05/2008 31/07/2009 1yr
Lecturer IET, Lucknow 01/07/2007 30/06/2008 1yr
Post-doctoral Fellow CSIR (Direct), RGU, Itanagar 01/01/2002 31/07/2006 5yrs
SRF GATE, BHU, Varanasi 01/01/1996 30/11/1997 2 yrs

Administrative Experience



Position Held Department and Organization From To
Warden Ambika Girls Hostel ,NITH 01/07/2011 30/06/2013
Warden Aravali Girls Hostel, NITH 01/07/2017 01/01/2019
Warden PGH Girls Hostel, NITH 01/01/2019 30/11/2020
Convener (DUGC)-Faculty in charge CEEE NITH 01/01/2014 31/03/2020
Library-in-charge CEEE NITH 01/07/2010 31/05/2020

Book/Chapters Written



Type Title Publisher Author(s) ISBN/ISSN No. Year
Book chapter The Potential of Biogas Production Through Anaerobic Digestion of Algae (Chapter 7) Awasthi, M. and Vivek Prakash Pankaj Thomas G. Fraser (ed.), Publisher: DK Printworld (P) Ltd. (2013) ISBN 10: 8192570207 - ISBN 13: 9788192570204 - 2013 5 Thomas G. Fraser (ed.), Publisher: DK Printworld (P) Ltd. (2013) Awasthi, M. and Vivek Prakash Pankaj ISBN 10: 8192570207 - ISBN 13: 9788192570204 - 2013 2013
Book chapter The potential of algal species for integrated biofuel production and its applications Pgs 294 Vivek Prakash Pankaj and Mamta Awasthi Edited by SACHIN KUMAR, S.K. TYAGI, © Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala-2013 E-version published by SSS-NIRE. (2013) ISBN 978-81-927097-1-0, 2013 5 Edited by SACHIN KUMAR, S.K. TYAGI, © Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala-2013 E-version published by SSS-NIRE. (2013) Vivek Prakash Pankaj and Mamta Awasthi ISBN 978-81-927097-1-0, 2013 2013
Book chapter Factors influencing algal growth Energy, Kapurthala-2013 Electronic version published by SSS-NIRE Edited by SACHIN KUMAR, S.K. TYAGI, © Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of 5Renewable Energy, K5apurthala-2013 E version published by SSS-NIRE. (2013) Jeewan Jyoti and Mamta Awasthi ISBN 978-81-927097-1-0 2013
Book chapter Biogas Plants in Hamirpur District of Himachal Pradesh: Successes And Setbacks Pg 183 Publishers: Agrobios International Editors R.KBehl, R.N.Chhibar, S.Jain,V.P.Bahl,N.El Bassam (2013) Mamta Awasthi and Kavinder patial ISBN No.: 978-93-81191-01-9 2013
Book chapter Nickel-induced inhibition of phosphate-uptake in Anacystis nidulans: A comparative study between the kinetics of free and immobilized cells, pgs109- 116 Dwivedi, Brijesh Kant, ed , Publisher: Allahabad Bioved Research Society 1999 Awasthi, M. ISBN 8185722161, 9788185722160 1999
Book chapter Performance analysis of biodiesel in compression ignition engine IN: Alternative Fuels and Advanced Combustion Techniques as Sustainable Solutions for Internal Combustion Engines Akhilendra Pratap Singh, Dhananjay Kumar, Avinash Kumar Agarwal Publisher: Springer Nature Awasthi, M. and Hans kumar Accepted 2021
Book chapter Techno-Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Producer Gas-Based IC Engine in a Hybrid Energy System IN:Alternative Fuels and Advanced Combustion Techniques as Sustainable Solutions for Internal Combustion Engines Akhilendra Pratap Singh, Dhananjay Kumar, Avinash Kumar Agarwal Publisher: Springer Nature Prashant Mallick and Mamta Awasthi Accepted 2021

Expert Talks



Title Place Year Description of Event

Consultancy



Title of Consultancy Client Organization Faculty Involved Amount(INR) Status

International and National Exposure



Sr.No. Title Description
1 Towards sustainable biofuel production: Microalgae Singapore, 13-14th Feb 2012, SEES 2012: Sustainable Energy and Environmental Sciences

Conferences/Courses Organized



Category Type Title Venue From To Designation

Profile Summary

Last Update: 12/03/2021 11:43am
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Name : Dr. Mamta Awasthi
Designation : Assistant Professor
Department : Civil Engineering
Qualification : PhD
Phone : 9816230065, 7018364720
Email ID : mamta@nith.ac.in
Profile URL : https://portfolios.nith.ac.in/index.php?/nith/dr-mamta-awasthi357
Date of Birth : 19/07/1968
Date of Joining : 24/06/2009

Specialization

Environment,Bioremediation, Biofuels, Bioenergy, Environmental Microbiology, Phycology

Education Qualification


Name of the Degree Year of Passing Institute/University
PhD 1995 Banaras Hindu University
Post graduation 1990 Banaras Hindu University
Graduation 1988 Banaras Hindu University

Teaching Experience


Programme Name Department And Organization From To Total Experience
Assistant Professor CEEE 24/06/2009 11yrs
Lecturer BIET, Lucknow 01/05/2008 31/07/2009 1yr
Lecturer IET, Lucknow 01/07/2007 30/06/2008 1yr
Post-doctoral Fellow CSIR (Direct), RGU, Itanagar 01/01/2002 31/07/2006 5yrs
SRF GATE, BHU, Varanasi 01/01/1996 30/11/1997 2 yrs

Administrative Experience


Position Held Department And Organization From To
Warden Ambika Girls Hostel ,NITH 01/07/2011 30/06/2013
Warden Aravali Girls Hostel, NITH 01/07/2017 01/01/2019
Warden PGH Girls Hostel, NITH 01/01/2019 30/11/2020
Convener (DUGC)-Faculty in charge CEEE NITH 01/01/2014 31/03/2020
Library-in-charge CEEE NITH 01/07/2010 31/05/2020

Research Experience

Research Interests : Biofuels, Bioenergy, Bioremediation, Environmental Microbiology, Phycology, Ecology, Environmental Management, Water pollution studies
Brief Research Statement : Interdisciplinary Interest in Biological solution to the environmental problems and Energy generation, Multidisciplinary approach is must for complete remedy of any research problem. Bioengineering is still an unexplored area for most of the engineering background students and therefore the gap should be fulfilled for the betterment of the human society.

Research Projects


Role Project Type Title Funding Agency From To Amount Status Co-Investigator Sanction OrderSanction Date
Investigator Post-doctoral research project Feeding behavior of common carp (Cyprinus Carpio.L) and algal feed availability in high altitude Rice-fish culture system CSIR 01/02/2002 30/07/2006 7 lakh completed Prof DN Das 9/822(1)/2002-EMRI; 3(42)071-2K/1 14/01/2002

Journal Publications


Year Author(s) Journal Name Title & Vol. No. Indexing (SCI/Web of science/Scopus)
1998 Rai, S., Singh, U.P., Awasthi, M. and Pandey, S. (1998) Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine (earlier Electro- and Magnetobiology), USA Physiological responses of the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans to a magnetic field.17,145-160 (1998) SCI
2004 Awasthi, M. and Das D.N International Journal of Algae(Scopus) Heavy metal toxicity on nitrate reductase activity of free and immobilized algal cells.6 (2) (2004) Scopus
2004 Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Clean- Soil, Air and Water (Earlier Acta Hydrochim. Hydrobiol.,Germany Effect of nickel and cadmium on ammonium uptake kinetics of free and immobilized cells of Anacystis nidulans. 32(2) (2004) SCI
2005 Awasthi, M. and Das, D.N. Algological Studies(Archive fur hydrobiologia) Impact of Ni, Zn and Cd on growth rate, photosynthetic activity, nitrate reductase and alkaline phosphatase activity of free and immobilized Scenedesmus quadricauda. Awasthi, M. and Das, D.N. Algological Studies(Archive fur hydrobiologia) (Scopus) 115 (2005) 53-64 115 (2005) Scopus
2006 Awasthi, M., Das, D.N. and Singh R.K. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment Seasonal Algal Analysis from the Fish-gut Tested in the Rice-fish Cropping System 10 (2006) Scopus
2006 Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Clean -Soil ,Air and Water (Earlier Acta Hydrochim. Hydrobiol.) Interactions between Zinc and Cadmium Uptake by Free and Immobilized Cells of Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turp.) Breb. 34 (2006) SCI
2004 Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Annals of microbiology, Italy Adsorption of nickel, zinc and cadmium by immobilized green algae and cyanobacteria: a comparative study.54(3) (2004) SCI
2005 Awasthi, M. and Das, D.N. Annals of microbiology (SCI) Heavy metal stress on growth, photosynthesis and enzymatic activities of free and immobilized Chlorella vulgaris. SCI
2005 Awasthi, M. and Rai, L.C. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety Toxicity of Nickel, Zinc and Cadmium to nitrate uptake in free and immobilized cells of Scenedesmus quadricauda.62(2) (2005) SCI
2005 Awasthi, M. International J of environmental Science and Technology Nitrate reductase activity: a solution to nitrate problems tested in free and immobilized algal cells in presence of heavy metals.,2 (2005) SCI
2006 Awasthi, Mamta. Das, D.N. and Singh R.K. International J of environmental Science and Technology Qualitative algal analysis from the fish-gut: tested in the rice-fish cropping system Supplement 3 (1) (2006) SCI
2012 Awasthi, M. J. Mater. Environ. Sci. Relevance of Alkaline Phosphatase activity of immobilized green and cyanobacteria for heavy metal toxicity monitoring Awasthi, M. J. Mater. Environ. Sci. (Scopus) 3 (3) (2012) Scopus
2013 Mamta Awasthi and Shiwali Rana International Journal of Applied Engineering Research Saccharification of Banana Peels for Ethanol Production,8 (12) (2013) Scopus
2015 Vivek Prakash Pankaj and Mamta Awasthi International Journal of Bio-Science and Bio-Technology Optimization and validation of microalgal growth condition by response surface methodology (RSM)Vol.7,No.1, 2015 Scopus
2019 Vivek Agarwal and Mamta Awasthi Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment Potential of Cordia Obliqua for turbidity removal in potable water, Vol 23(8) Scopus
2020 Mamta Awasthi Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment Effect of heavy metals interaction with ammonium on growth behavior of C.vulgaris, 24(3) Scopus
2020 Malik, P., Awasthi, M., & Sinha, S. Pollution Study on an Existing PV/Wind Hybrid System Using Biomass Gasifier for Energy Generation, 6(2) Scopus
2020 Malik, P., Awasthi, M., & Sinha, S. International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management Study of grid integrated biomass-based hybrid renewable energy systems for Himalayan terrain. Scopus
2020 Malik, P., Awasthi, M., & Sinha, S. International Journal of Energy Research, Wiley Biomass-based gaseous fuel for hybrid renewable energy systems: an overview and future research opportunities. Int J Energy Res. 2020;1–31. https://doi.org/10.1002/er.6061 (SCI Indexed), Impact factor:3.741 SCI
2021 Malik, P., Awasthi, M., & Sinha, S. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering, Springer Techno-economic analysis of decentralized biomass energy system and CO2 reduction in the Himalayan region https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40095-020-00370-0, IF:1.87 SCI
2021 Malik, P., Awasthi, M., & Sinha, S. (2021). Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Elsevier Techno-economic and Environmental analysis of biomass-based hybrid energy systems: A Case study of a Western Himalayan State in India ,Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Elsevier, SCI indexed, Impact Factor: 3.427 (Accepted) SCI

Conference Publications


Year Author(s) Conference Title Indexing
2019 P. Malik, M. Awasthi and S. Sinha 8th International Conference on Power Systems , Jaipur, INDIA Analysis of sensitive parameters influencing a SPV/WT/Biomass/Battery based hybrid system. Web of Science/ Scopus

Book/Chapters Written


Type (Book/Chapter) Author(s) Title Publisher ISBN/ISSN No. Year
Book chapter Awasthi, M. and Vivek Prakash Pankaj The Potential of Biogas Production Through Anaerobic Digestion of Algae (Chapter 7) Awasthi, M. and Vivek Prakash Pankaj Thomas G. Fraser (ed.), Publisher: DK Printworld (P) Ltd. (2013) ISBN 10: 8192570207 - ISBN 13: 9788192570204 - 2013 5 Thomas G. Fraser (ed.), Publisher: DK Printworld (P) Ltd. (2013) ISBN 10: 8192570207 - ISBN 13: 9788192570204 - 2013 2013
Book chapter Vivek Prakash Pankaj and Mamta Awasthi The potential of algal species for integrated biofuel production and its applications Pgs 294 Vivek Prakash Pankaj and Mamta Awasthi Edited by SACHIN KUMAR, S.K. TYAGI, © Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala-2013 E-version published by SSS-NIRE. (2013) ISBN 978-81-927097-1-0, 2013 5 Edited by SACHIN KUMAR, S.K. TYAGI, © Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala-2013 E-version published by SSS-NIRE. (2013) ISBN 978-81-927097-1-0, 2013 2013
Book chapter Jeewan Jyoti and Mamta Awasthi Factors influencing algal growth Energy, Kapurthala-2013 Electronic version published by SSS-NIRE Edited by SACHIN KUMAR, S.K. TYAGI, © Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of 5Renewable Energy, K5apurthala-2013 E version published by SSS-NIRE. (2013) ISBN 978-81-927097-1-0 2013
Book chapter Mamta Awasthi and Kavinder patial Biogas Plants in Hamirpur District of Himachal Pradesh: Successes And Setbacks Pg 183 Publishers: Agrobios International Editors R.KBehl, R.N.Chhibar, S.Jain,V.P.Bahl,N.El Bassam (2013) ISBN No.: 978-93-81191-01-9 2013
Book chapter Awasthi, M. Nickel-induced inhibition of phosphate-uptake in Anacystis nidulans: A comparative study between the kinetics of free and immobilized cells, pgs109- 116 Dwivedi, Brijesh Kant, ed , Publisher: Allahabad Bioved Research Society 1999 ISBN 8185722161, 9788185722160 1999
Book chapter Awasthi, M. and Hans kumar Performance analysis of biodiesel in compression ignition engine IN: Alternative Fuels and Advanced Combustion Techniques as Sustainable Solutions for Internal Combustion Engines Akhilendra Pratap Singh, Dhananjay Kumar, Avinash Kumar Agarwal Publisher: Springer Nature Accepted 2021
Book chapter Prashant Mallick and Mamta Awasthi Techno-Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Producer Gas-Based IC Engine in a Hybrid Energy System IN:Alternative Fuels and Advanced Combustion Techniques as Sustainable Solutions for Internal Combustion Engines Akhilendra Pratap Singh, Dhananjay Kumar, Avinash Kumar Agarwal Publisher: Springer Nature Accepted 2021

Research Supersion


Programme Name Scholar Name Research Topic Status Year Co-Superivisor(s)
Ph.D Dr Vivek Prakash Pankaj Isolation and Identification of Indigenous Microalgae for Biofuel production in Hamirpur (H.P) completed 2016 -
Ph.D Dr Amit Yadav Solar radiation prediction using artificial neural network completed 2015 Prof SS Chandel
Ph.D Dr Sunanda Ganguli Study of photovoltaic wind based hybrid power generation systems in western himalayan terrain completed 2016 Prof SS chandel
Ph.D Prashant Malik Techno-economic analysis of solar-biomass hybrid system Ongoing 2018 -
M.Tech Kumar vaibhav Analysis of Existing E-waste Disposal in Indian Scenario & System Dynamics modelling for sustainable disposal Ongoing 2019 -
M.Tech Kavinder Patial Constructional and Operational Study of Biogas Plant in Hamirpur District. completed 2012 -
M.Tech Vineeta Bharti Pine needle briquetting in Hamirpur completed 2012 -
M.Tech Shiwali Rana Pretreatment for Ethanol production through banana peel completed 2013 -
M.Tech Jot sindhu Ethanol production through water hyacinth completed 2013 -
M.Tech Karishma Rani Biogasification of rice husk completed 2013 -
M.Tech Ankush Gaur Green IT Policy completed 2015 Dr Rajiv, CSE
M.Tech Gopesh Tiwari Power production through biogas: A case study completed 2015 -
M.Tech Manish Economical Algal bioreactor fabrication in laboratory completed 2016 -
M.Tech Satyaprakash Design of algal photobioreactor for inoculum development completed 2016 -
M.Tech Esther Decentrallized Composting for hamirpur completed 2016 -
M.Tech Harshit Tyagi Life cycle assessment of water treatment plant completed 2017 -
M.Tech Amit Electrochemical Treatment of Wastewater from in and around Hospital Area completed 2017 -
M.Tech Sarabjeet chawla Effect on groundwater by landfill in ludhiana completed 2017 -
M.Tech Manu Sharma A study on preparation and dissemination of compost through urban solid waste completed 2017 -
M.Tech Monika Dubey Photo Fenton process for treatment of landfill leachate completed 2017 -
M.Tech G Yagneshwar Rao Microbial Fuel cell for wastewater treatment and power generation completed 2017 -
M.Tech Arunjyoti Performance analysis of Solar power plant completed 2017 -
M.Tech Gaurav Joshi Performance Analysis Of Evacuated Solar Water Heater completed 2017 -
M.Tech Hans Biodiesel production and engine efficiency completed 2017 -
M.Tech Deepak Arya Decolorization of Synthetic Dyes using mono and mixed culture technique completed 2018 -
M.Tech Vivek Agrawal Potential of Cordia obliqua and Tradescantia pallida in Turbidity removal of Surface Water completed 2018 -
M.Tech Sachin Kumar Singh Analysis of Food Waste Utilization in NIT Hamirpur completed 2018 -
M.Tech Sandeep Kumar Analysis of Phosphate removal using Ca(OH)2 Modified Zeolite based Adsorbents completed 2018 -
M.Tech Neha Mishra Performance of Algal Assisted Microbial Fuel Cell Generating Electricity from Wastewater completed 2018 -
M.Tech Pradeep Kumar Developing a Low Cost water Purifier for Non-Industrial region and Industrial region, India completed 2018 -
M.Tech CH Vikram Power Quality Improvement for Single-Phase Grid Connected Small-Scale WECS completed 2018 -
M.Tech Aditya Ushara Energy and Cost Analysis for Efficient Mushroom Cultivation: A Case Study completed 2018 -
M.Tech Jitendra Yadav Economically Feasible Processing of Algae for Biofuel Production completed 2018 -
M.Tech Faisal Ali Evaluation of Aloe vera gel as flocculant for harvesting microalgae Chlorella vulgaris completed 2018 -
M.Tech Anoop Panwar Phosphorus recovery in the form of struvite from urine completed 2019 -
M.Tech Kumar Vaibhav Vermicompost as a Waste Management Technique for Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste completed 2019 -
M.Tech Aftab Hussain Plastic Waste Generation, Composition And Potential For Recycling In South Dehli, India completed 2019 -
M.Tech Prakhar Prakash Cost Effective Ettringite Precipitation & Removal Efficiency of Sulphate from Municipal Wastewater completed 2019 -
M.Tech Bindu Efficiency of Waste Tea Leaves and Grounded Pine Cone as Bio-adsorbent for Iron Removal completed 2019 -
M.Tech Vishakha Photocatalytic Degradation of Congo Red Dye by Iron Doped Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles completed 2019 -
M.Tech Deepa Analysis of ammonia removal using Zeolite as Adsorbent completed 2019 -
M.Tech Rahul Impact of Fins on Solar Distillation completed 2019 -
M.Tech Ashwini Analysis of Indirect Solar Dryer with Phase Change Material completed 2019 -
M.Tech Priyashree Performance Evaluation of Electrocoagulation Treatment for Dairy Wastewater completed 2019 -
M.Tech Shashank Shrinit Recovery of phosphorus through vivianite crystallization formation from wastewater treatment processes. completed 2020 -
M.Tech Ankita Soni Fluoride removal using Pine cone biochar and Banana Peel Dust completed 2020 -
M.Tech Rahul Singh CHARACTERIZATION OF PINE BIOCHAR completed 2020 -
M.Tech Ashok Kumar Potential of Natural Coagulants used for Turbidity completed 2020 -
M.Tech Aditya Harsh Removal of Colour from Water using Natural Coagulants completed 2020 -

Patents


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Conferences/Workshop/Courses Organized


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Expert Talks


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Consultancy


Title of Consultancy Client Organization Faculty Involved Amount(INR) Status

International and National Exposure


Sr.No. Title Description
1 Towards sustainable biofuel production: Microalgae Singapore, 13-14th Feb 2012, SEES 2012: Sustainable Energy and Environmental Sciences

Honors & Recognitions Achieved


Sr.No. Title Activity Given By Year
1 RA Post doctoral Research Fellow CSIR 2002
2 SRF Research MHRD, GATE 1995
3 JRF Research MHRD, GATE 1992
4 JRF Research MoEN, MHRD 1991
5 JRF Research BHU Fellowship 1990
6 Member, State Pollution Control Board Expert Member State Pollution control Board, HP 2017
7 Member, State Pollution Control Board Expert Member State Pollution control Board, HP 2018
8 Member, State Pollution Control Board Expert Member State Pollution control Board, HP 2019