Dr. Ram Saran Chaurasiya

Assistant Professor, Biotechnology


During his PhD he has worked on "Separation and purification of Bromelain from Pineapple wastes using nano-particulate reverse micelles" in CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru. His major area of research is Biochemical Engineering in general and Downstream processing (DSP) & Waste management in particular. His expertise includes development and scale-up of the DSP processes for biomolecules having commercial applications, and its product development. Wealth from Agro-Food processing waste by recovery of bioactive molecules and value addition to spent waste is one of the prominent areas of current and future research around the world. His vision for the future research is to work in the similar area for the benefit/betterment of Livelihood especially that of our rural brethren. He has published 7 research papers and 1 review paper in International journals beside 1 book chapter. He has made several presentations (5 oral and 10 posters) in various International/National conferences including one oral presentation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and one oral presentation in Kathmandu, Nepal. Apart from that, he has participated in several FDPs, international conferences, workshops and technical seminars.

  • Research -  September 2011 to Till date
  • Teaching – December 2017 to Till date
  • Ph.D (Engineering Sciences) from CSIR-CFTRI Mysuru, Karnataka
  • M. Tech (Industrial Biotechnology) from NIT Karnataka
  • B. Tech (Biotechnology) from UPTU, Lucknow, U.P. 
Award & Recognition

  • 2019: INSA Visiting Scientist Fellowship by Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India.
  • 2019: Young Scientist Award in National Conference on "Recent Advances in Management of Health, Environment, Science and Technology" organized by NIDAAN Welfare Society Bhopal in association with MPCST Bhopal, M.P. India
  • 2019: Mentor of the team ‘FruitFilter who won First Prize (Rs. 30,000/-) under the sub theme “Waste Management” in "Technovation Hackathon" organized by Sharda University, in association with Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA), Greater Noida on 26-27 January 2019
  • 2016: Travel Grant from Centre for International Co-operation in Science(CICS), Chennai for participation in International conference at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 2013: Best poster award in 7th International Food Convention (IFCON) organized by AFSTI, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  • 2011: Selected as CSIR-GATE-Junior Research Fellow by CSIR, Govt. of India.
  • 2010: Qualified GATE 2010, conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam, India.
  • Reviewer of several International journals and conferences.
  • Professional Membership: Life member of Association of Food Scientist and Technologists (India), AFST(I), Mysuru, Karnataka, India
  • 2010: Published a Departmental magazine “ChemBio” as Associate Editor.


  1. P. Sasikala, A. Chandralekha, Ram Saran Chaurasiya, J. Chandrasekhar, K.S.M.S. Raghavarao. Ultrasound-assisted extraction and adsorption of polyphenols from Ginger Rhizome (Zingiber officinale). Separation Science and Technology, 53(3):439-448, 2018. (SCI; IF: 1.200; ISSN 0149-6395)
  2. K.C. Rani, Aduja Naik, Ram Saran Chaurasiya and K.S.M.S Raghavarao. Removal of toxic congo red dye from water employing low-cost coconut residual fiber. Water Science and Technology, 75(9):2225-2236, 2017, DOI: 10.2166/wst.2017.109. (SCI; IF: 1.247; ISSN 0273-1223)
  3. Snehita Chauhan, Manjula Saini, Neeraj Dubey and Ram Saran Chaurasiya. Genetic diversity of microorganisms capable of degrading diesel as a pool of bioremediation. Environment Conservation Journal, 16(3) 29- 32, 2015. (UGC Approved; IF: 0.914; ISSN 0972-3099 (print)
  4. Ram Saran Chaurasiya, Sakhare PZ, Bhaskar N& H Umesh Hebbar. Efficacy of reverse micellar extracted fruit bromelain in meat tenderization. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 52(6):3870–3880, 2014. (SCI; IF: 1.797; ISSN 0022-1155)
  5. Amrut D Dhaneshwar, Ram Saran Chaurasiya and H Umesh Hebbar. Process optimization for reverse micellar extraction of stem bromelain with a focus on back extraction. Biotechnology Progress, 30(4):845-855, 2014. (SCI; IF: 1.947; ISSN 1520-6033)
  6. Ram Saran Chaurasiya and H Umesh Hebbar. Extraction of bromelain from pineapple core and purification by RME and precipitation methods. Separation and Purification Technology, 111:90-97, 2013. (SCI; IF: 3.927; ISSN 1383-5866)
  7. Snehita Chauhan and Ram Saran Chaurasiya. Bioremediation of Diesel Contaminated Soil through Microbial Flora. Environment Conservation Journal, 13(1&2):111-114, 2012. (UGC Approved; IF: 0.914; ISSN (print) 0972-3099
  8. Ram Saran Chaurasiya and K.S.M.S Raghavarao. Biosorption for wastewater treatment by employing low-cost adsorbents from pineapple waste. Water Science and Technology, 2018 (communicated).
  9. Review paper: Ram Saran Chaurasiya, H. Umesh Hebbar and K.S.M.S Raghavarao. Recent Developments in Nanoparticulate Based Reverse Micellar Extraction for Downstream Processing of Biomolecules. Current Biochemical Engineering, 2(2), 118-134, 2015. (ISSN 2212-7119)
  10. Book chapter: Ram Saran Chaurasiya and H. Umesh Hebbar. Reverse Micelles for Nanoparticle Synthesis and Biomolecule Separation. In Nanoscience in Food and Agriculture 4. Ed. Shivendu Ranjan, Nandita Dasgupta, Eric Lichtfouse. Springer International Publishing, 181-211, 2017. (ISBN 978-3-319-53111-3)
  11. Conference proceedings: 15 (13 International + 02 National)

Area of Interest

  • Biochemical Engineering,
  • Environmental Biotechnology