Amit Kumar Rai: Profile

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Amit Kumar Rai

Amit Kumar Rai, PhD
Designation: Scientist-C
Department/Programme Name: Microbial Resources
Phone: 03592-231703

Academic Qualifications
•    2008 - 2012, Ph.D Biotechnology,  CSIR – Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India
•    2005-2007, M.Sc Industrial Microbiology, University of Madras, Chennai, India (Outstanding Grade and University 2nd Rank).

•    2017 – Till date, Scientist C, Institute of Bioresource and Sustainable Development, Sikkim Centre, Tadong, Sikkim.
•    2012-2017, Scientist (Contract), Institute of Bioresource and Sustainable Development, Sikkim Centre, Tadong, Sikkim.
•    2007 – 2008, Project Assistant – II, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India

Awards & Fellowships (Single Line Format)
•    2017 : Young Scientist Award 2016 from Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India (AFSTI) at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad.
•    2016 : Award for Excellence in Food Biotechnology from Society of Applied Biotechnology at University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.
•    2015 : Young Scientist Award in Microbiology by Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
•    2010 : Young Scientist Award in 12th Annual conference on Society of Science and environment: Interdisciplinary Approaches in Environmental Sciences Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara.
•    2009 : AU-CBT Excellence Award from Biotech Research Society of India ( at Madurai Kamraj University, Madurai.
•    2011 : Senior Research fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
•    2008 : Senior Research fellowship by Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
•    2007 : University 2nd Rank and Outstanding grade in the M.Sc degree in Industrial Microbiology from University of Madras, Chennai.
•    2008, 2015, 2017 : Best presentation awards at National and International conferences.

Memberships (Professional Associations / Societies)
•    Life member of International Forum of Industrial Bioprocesses
•    Life member of Society of Applied Biotechnology
•    Life member of Association of Microbiologist of India
•    Life member of Biotechnology Research Society of India
•    Life member of Probiotic Association of India

Journal/Academic Editors (if any)
•    Review Editor, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (Publisher – Frontiers)
•    Editor, Indian Food Industry (January 2016 – December 2018)