Jitendra Panwar

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Microbial, Nanobiotechnology
Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani- 333031, Rajasthan. India.



Total publications: 89 (excluding conference papers)

Selected Recent Publications:

A. Research Papers

  1. Kumar K, A., Jujaru, M., Panwar, J. and Gupta, S. 2024. Non-derivatizing solvent assisted waste-derived cellulose/ mof composite porous matrix for efficient metal ions removal: Comprehensive analysis of batch and continuous packed-bed column sorption studies. RSC Advances, 14: 20254–20277.

  2. Kumar K, A., Bisoi, A., Mahesh Y., Shobham, Panwar, J. and Gupta, S. 2024. Unveiling dye adsorption capability of Moringa oleifera functionalized hybrid porous MOF-GO composites: In vitro and in silico ecotoxicity assessment via antibacterial and molecular docking studies. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, DOI: 10.1039/d4ew00185k.

  3. Kumar K, A., Mahesh , Y.,  Panwar, J. ad Gupta, S. 2024. Remediation of multifarious metal ions and molecular docking assessment for pathogenic microbe disinfection in aqueous solution by waste-derived Ca-MOF. Environmental Science and Pollution Research ( 
  4. Bhanot, V., Mamta and Panwar, J. 2024. Phylloplane fungus Curvularia dactyloctenicola VJP08 effectively degrades commercially available PS product. Journal of Environmental Management, 351: 119920.
  5. Bhanot, V., Shobham, Mamta and Panwar, J. 2023. Unveiling the potential of Lichtheimia ramosa AJP11 for myco-transformation of polystyrene sulfonate and its driving molecular mechanism. Journal of Environmental Management, 325: 116579.
  6. Bhanot, V., Pali, S. and Panwar, J. 2023. Understanding the in silico aspects of bacterial catabolic cascade for styrene degradation. Proteins, 91: 532-541. 
  7. Kumar K, A., Shobham, Panwar, J. ad Gupta, S. 2023. One-pot synthesis of metal oxide-clay composite for the evaluation of dye removal studies: Taguchi optimization of parameters and environmental toxicity studies. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 30: 61541-61561.
  8. Pareek, V., Gupta, R., Devineau, S., Sivasankaran, S.K., Bhargava, A., Khan, M.A., Srikumar, S., Fanning, S. and Panwar, J. 2022. Does silver in different forms affect bacterial susceptibility and resistance? A mechanistic perspective. ACS Applied Bio Materials, 5: 801-817.
  9. Kumar K, A., Mahesh, Y., Kumar B, K., Panwar, J. ad Gupta, S. 2022. Functionalized Cu-based metal oxide nanoparticles with enhanced Cd+2 adsorption capacity and their ecotoxicity assessment by molecular docking. Journal of Environmental Management, 307: 114523.
  10. Pareek, V., Devineau, S., Sivasankaran, S.K., Bhargava, A., Panwar, J., Srikumar, S. and Fanning, S. 2021. Silver nanoparticles induce a triclosan-like antibacterial action mechanism in multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12: 638640. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.638640.
  11. Bhargava, A., Dev, A., Mohanbhai, J.S., Pareek, V., Jain, N., Roy Choudhury, S., Panwar, J. and Karmakar, S. 2021. Pre-coating of protein modulate patterns of corona formation, physiological stability and cytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles. Science of the Total Environment, 772: 144797-144808.
  12. Bhanot, V., Fadanavis, S.V. and Panwar, J. 2021. Revisiting the architecture, biosynthesis and functional aspects of the plant cuticle: there is more scope. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 183: 104364-104375.
  13. Pareek, V., Bhargava, A. and Panwar, J. 2020. Biomimetic approach for multifarious synthesis of nanoparticles using metal tolerant fungi: A mechanistic perspective. Materials Science and Engineering: B, 262: 114771-114778.
  14. Pradhan, S.K., Pareek, V., Panwar, J. and Gupta, S. 2019. Synthesis and characterization of ecofriendly silver nanoparticles combined with yttrium oxide (Ag-Y2O3) nanocomposite with assorted adsorption capacity for Cu(II) and Cr(VI) removal: A mechanism perspective. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 32: 100917-100931.
  15. Bhargava, A., Pareek, V., Roy Choudhury, S., Panwar, J. and Karmakar, S. 2018. Superior bactericidal efficacy of fucose functionalized silver nanoparticles against Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 and prevention of its colonization on urinary catheters. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10: 29325-29337.
  16. Pareek, V., Gupta, R. and Panwar, J. 2018. Do physico-chemical properties decide the bactericidal impact of silver species? Materials Science and Engineering C, 90: 739-749.
  17. Jha, P., Panwar, J. and Jha, P.N. 2018. Mechanistic insights on plant root colonization by bacterial endophytes: a symbiotic relationship for sustainable agriculture. Environmental Sustainability, 1: 25-38.
  18. Pareek, V., Bhargava, A., Vishalakshi, Gupta, R., Jain, N. and Panwar, J. 2018. Formation and Characterization of Protein Corona around Nanoparticles: A Review. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 18: 6653-6670.
  19. Pradhan, S.K., Panwar, J. and Gupta, S. 2017. Enhanced heavy metal removal using silver-yttrium oxide nanocomposites as novel adsorbent system. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5: 5801-5814.
  20. Fageria, L., Pareek, V., Dilip, R.V., Bhargava, A., Pasha, S.S., Laskar, I.R., Saini, H., Dash, S., Chowdhury, R. and Panwar, J. 2017. Biosynthesized protein-capped silver nanoparticles induce ROS-dependent pro-apoptotic signals and pro-survival autophagy in cancer cells. ACS Omega, 2: 1489-1504.
  21. Jain, N., Bhargava, A., Pareek, V., Akhtar, M.S. and Panwar, J. 2017. Does seed size and surface anatomy play role in combating phytotoxicity of nanoparticles? Ecotoxicology, 26: 238-249.
  22. Bhargava, A., Jain, N., Khan, M.A., Pareek, V., Dilip, R.V. and Panwar, J. 2016. Utilizing metal tolerance potential of soil fungus for efficient synthesis of gold nanoparticles with superior catalytic activity for degradation of rhodamine B. Journal of Environmental Management, 183: 22-32.
  23. Jain, N., Bhargava, A., Rathi, M. and Panwar, J. 2015. Removal of protein capping enhances the antibacterial efficiency of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles. PLoS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134337.
  24. Jain, N., Alam, P., Laskar, I.R. and Panwar, J. 2015. Aggregation induced phosphorescence’ active iridium(III) complexes for integrated sensing and inhibition of bacteria in aqueous solution. RSC Advances, 5: 61983-61988.
  25. Bhargava, A., Jain, N., Gangopadhyay, S. and Panwar, J. 2015. Development of gold nanoparticle-fungal hybrid based heterogenous interface for catalytic applications. Process Biochemistry, 50: 1293-1300.

B. Book Chapters

  1. Bhanot, V., Pareek, V. Fadanvis, S.V. and Panwar, J. 2020. Myco-degradation of plastics. In: New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Singh, J. and Gehlot, P. (Eds.), Elsevier, Amesterdam, Netherlands, pp. 25-34.
  2. Agarwal, S., Kuchlan, M., Panwar, J. and Sharma, M. 2019. Bacterial synthesis of metallic nanoparticles - Current trends and potential applications as soil fertilizer and plant protectants. In: Nanoscale Engineering in Agricultural Management, Raliya, R. (Ed.), CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 30-63.
  3. Akhtar, M.S., Swamy, M.K., Alaraidh, I.A. and Panwar, J. 2017. Genomic data resources and data mining. In: Plant Bioinformatics, Hakeem, K.R., Malik, A., Vardar-Sukan, F. and Ozturk, M. (Eds.), Springer International Publishing AG, Switzerlandt, pp. 267-278.
  4. Yadav, R.S., Mahatma, M.K. Thirumalaisamy, P.P., Meena, H.N., Arora, S. and Panwar, J. 2017. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) for sustainable soil and plant health in salt-affected soils. In: Bioremediation of Salt Affected Soils: An Indian Perspective, Arora, S. Singh, A.K. and Singh, Y.P. (Eds.), Springer International Publishing AG, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48257-6_7.
  5. Akhtar, M.S., Panwar, J., Abdullah, S.N.A. and Siddiqui, Y. Swamy, M.K. and Ashkani, S. 2015. Biocontrol of plant parasitic nematodes by fungi: efficacy and control strategies. In: Organic Amendments and Soil Suppressiveness in Plant Disease Management, Meghwanshi M.K. and Verma, A. (Eds.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerlandt, pp. 219-247.
  6. Yadav, R.S., Panwar, J., Meena, H.N., Thirumalaisamy, P.P. and Meena, R.L. 2015. Developing disease suppressive soil through agronomic management. In: Organic Amendments and Soil Suppressiveness in Plant Disease Management, Meghwanshi M.K. and Verma, A. (Eds.), Springer International Publishing, Switzerlandt, pp. 61-94.

C. Conference Papers

  1. Tiwary, P., Mishra, P., Gupta, N., Panwar, J. and Mathur, H.D. 2024. Chemiresistive urea sensor based on a composite film of activated charcoal and zinc Oxide. In: IEEE Applied Sensing Conference (APSCON), January 22-24, 2024, BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus, India, doi:
  2. Panwar J. 2023. Unveiling the potential of phylloplanic fungi for degradation of commercial plastic. In: VIII International Conference on “Sustainable Energy and Environmental Challenges” (VIII SEEC), December 04-06, 2023, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, p. 105. (Invited Lecture)
  3. Bhanot, V. and Panwar, J. 2022. Understanding the surface micromorphology and chemical composition of the epicuticular wax over the leaves of xerophytes. In: “FEMS Conference on Microbiology”, June 30-July 02, 2022, Belgrade, Serbia, p. 910 (Virtual mode).
  4. Kumar K, A., Panwar, J., Gupta, S. and Shobham. 2022. One-pot synthesis of metal oxide-clay composite for the evaluation of dye removal studies: Taguchi optimization of parameters and antibacterial studies. In: “International Conference on Technological Interventions for Sustainability (CHEM-CONFLUX 22)”, April 14-16, 2022, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad, Prayagraj, p. 67-68.
  5. Bhanot, V., Fadanavis, S.V., Shobham and Panwar, J. 2020. Can Similarities Between Plastics and Cuticular Wax Facilitate the myco-degradation of Plastics. In: “ASM Microbe 2020”, June 18-22, 2020, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Virtual mode).
  6. Bhanot, V., Fadanavis, S.V. and Panwar, J. 2019. Fungal-mediated degradation of polystyrene. In: 60th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI-2019) and International Symposium on “Microbial Technologies in Sustainable Development of Energy, Environment Agriculture and Health”. November 15-18, 2019, Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh.
  7. Pareek, V., Shabrinath, S., Bhanot, V., Devineau, S., Panwar, J. and Fanning, S. 2019. Effect of lysozyme coated silver nanoparticles on the transcriptomic response of Klebsiella pneumonia MGH78578. In: European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Disease (ECCMID-2019), April 13-16, 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  8. Pareek., V., Gupta, R., Bhargava, A., Bhanot, V. and Panwar, J. 2018. Gene expression profiling of Escherichia coli K12 to unveil the silver resistance machinery. In: 6th Central European Symposium on Antimicrobials and Animircrobial Resistance (CESAR-2018), Crotian Microbiology Society, September 19-22, 2018, University of Zegreb, Zagreb, Croatia. (Best Poster Presentation Award).
  9. Bhargava, A., Panwar, J. and Karmakar, S. 2018. A systematic approach towards identification of a single protein responsible for synthesis and stabilization of silver nanoparticles. In: XIV International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (Nano-2018), June 24-29, 2018, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.