Prof. P. Sankar Ganesh

Department of Biological Sciences

Environment and energy, Anaerobic digestion, Vermicomposting, Nano(eco)toxicology, Composting, Solid waste management, Termigradation, Technology for Pedagogy
Room number A119,
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow - Bioprocess Engineering, INSA de Toulouse, France.
Project work: Optimisation of the production of bioplastic precursors, polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from municipal sludge by sequencing batch reactor system under dynamic conditions.

PhD - Environmental Science & Engineering, Pondicherry (Central) University, India.
Thesis: Some applications of bioprocess engineering in solid waste management.

MPhil - Environmental Science & Engineering, Pondicherry (Central) University, India.
Thesis: Application of anaerobic fermentation technology for the treatment of liquid and solid biowastes.

MSc - Zoology, KM Government Institute for Post Graduate Studies and Research, Puducherry, India.
Project work: Technical training in research methodologies on some aspects of epidemiology and control of filariasis.

BSc - Zoology, Tagore Government Arts and Science College, Puducherry, India.


Key Professional Positions:

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, India.

Senior Consultant, Swiss Red Cross, Switzerland, INTACH Pondicherry Chapter, Puducherry, India.

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et Procédés, INSA de Toulouse, France.

Senior Research Fellow, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, Centre for Pollution Control and Energy Technology, Pondicherry University, India.

Project Associate, Centre for Environment Education, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Tirupur Field Office, India.

Lecturer, Environmental Studies, Mountain State University, EDUSCAN, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Academic Achievements:

Adjudicator, Member of the board of adjudicators for PhD thesis evaluation: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Pondicherry (Central) University, India; Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India; Bharathidasan University, India; Anna University, India

Reviewer, Journal of The Institution of Engineers, Springer; Fuel, Elsevier; “Malaysian Journal of Microbiology” Malaysian Society of Microbiology; Journal of Life Sciences; Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, Taylor & Francis; Journal of Water and Climate Change, IWA Publishing

Editor-in-Chief, GSTF Journal of Biosciences

Co-Editor, GSTF Journal of Ecology

Qualified in Joint CSIR-UGC NET, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India

Qualified in TOEFL

Pondicherry University Second Rank holder in MSc degree

Membership in Professional Bodies:

IWA, International Water Association

ACSE, Asian Council of Science Editors

BRSI, Biotech Research Society, India

AoT, Association of Toxicology, India

SAVE FOOD, Global Initiative on Food Losses and Waste Reduction, FAO, UN

SETAC, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, USA

ISTE, Indian Society for Technical Education, India

STOX, Society for Toxicology, India

ISWA, International Solid Waste Association, Vienna, Austria

NSWAI, National Solid Waste Association of India

CWG, Collaborative Working Group on Solid Waste Management in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, St. Gallen, Switzerland