Assistant Professor Grade-II

Biotechnology and Medical Engineering






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Assistant Professor Grade-II

Biotechnology and Medical Engineering

Joined in May 2023

 Room Number: BM-210

 Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Sundargarh, Odisha, India - 769008

 Education Qualification

  1. Ph.D.
    IIT Kharagpur
  2. MS
    IIT Kharagpur
  3. B.Tech
    NIT Durgapur


Teaching Experience
  • Downstream Processing and Bioseparation Laboratory,  NIT Rourkela,  01 Aug 2023 - Present
  • Biochemistry and Microbiology Laboratory,  NIT Rourkela,  26 Jul 2023 - Present
  • Cell and Molecular Biology,  NIT Rourkela,  26 Jul 2023 - Present
Post Doctoral Research Experience
  • Process systems engineering, Techno-economic analysis and Life-cycle assessment,  Kyung Hee University, Global campus, Republic of Korea,  01 Nov 2021 - 13 Apr 2023
  • Waste valorization,  NEERI Nagpur,  19 Apr 2021 - 15 Sep 2021

 Expertise Information

Research Group
Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental and Plant Biotechnology
Areas of Interest
Biorefinery development - Process systems modelling, experimental proof of concept and validation , Waste valorization - Valorization of organic waste for high value chemicals/fuels production , Techno-economic analysis - Assessing the techno-economic feasibility of biorefineries , Life-cycle assessment - Analyzing the environmental impact of bio-process ventures , Scaling up of bio-process ventures - Devising strategies for efficient scale up of bioprocess ventures


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Total Publications: 18
L. S. Gujjala, D. Singh, and S. Kumar, "Transition of biofuels from the first to the fourth generation", Biofuels, ch.1, vol.1, pp.1-15, Taylor and Francis, April 2023, https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003197737 Inbook
D. Dutta, R. Rautela, L. S. Gujjala, D. Kundu, P. Sharma, M. Tembhare, and S. Kumar, "A review on recovery processes of metals from E-waste: A green perspective", Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, February 2023, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160391 Article
Min. Y. Oh, L. S. Gujjala, and W. Won, "Process development for production of platform chemicals from white birch: Insights from techno-economic and life-cycle assessment", Chemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier 2023, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2023.144955 Article
L. S. Gujjala and W. Won, "Process development, techno-economic analysis and life-cycle assessment for laccase catalyzed synthesis of lignin hydrogel", Bioresource Technology, Elsevier, November 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2022.128028 Article
L. S. Gujjala and W. Won, "System-level integrative analyses for production of lignin hydrogels", Green Chemistry, Elsevier, November 2022, 10.1039/D2GC03281C Article

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L. S. Gujjala, J. Kim, and W. Won, "Technical lignin to hydrogels: An Eclectic review on suitability, synthesis, applications, challenges and future prospects", Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, August 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.132585 Article
P. Sharma, L. S. Gujjala, S. Varjani, and S. Kumar, "Emerging microalgae-based technologies in biorefinery and risk assessment issues: Bioeconomy for sustainable development", Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, March 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152417 Article
L. S. Gujjala, D. Dutta, P. Sharma, D. Kundu, D. N. Vo, and S. Kumar, "A state-of-the-art review on microbial desalination cells", Chemosphere, vol.288, no.1, Elsevier, February 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.132386 Article
S P. J. Kumar, V. K. Garlapati, L. S. Gujjala, and R. Banerjee, "Bioconversion of waste glycerol for enhanced lipid accumulation in Trichosporon shinodae", Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Springer, October 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-021-01799-x Article
S., V. K. Garlapati, L. S. Gujjala, and R. Banerjee, "Technologies for oil extraction from oilseeds and oleaginous microbes", Three Phase Partitioning, ch.12, vol.1, pp.243-266, Elsevier 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-824418-0.00011-4 Inbook
L. S. Gujjala, T. K. Bandyopadhyay, and R. Banerjee, "Production of biodiesel utilizing laccase pretreated lignocellulosic waste liquor: An attempt towards cleaner production process", Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier, September 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.06.036 Article
L. S. Gujjala, Sp. J. Kumar, B. Talukdar, A. Dash, S. Kumar, K. C. Sherpa, and R. Banerjee, "Biodiesel from oleaginous microbes: opportunities and challenges", Biofuels, Taylor and Francis, December 2017, https://doi.org/10.1080/17597269.2017.1402587 Article
A. Althuri, L. S. Gujjala, and R. Banerjee, "Partially consolidated bioprocessing of mixed lignocellulosic feedstocks for ethanol production", Bioresource Technology, Elsevier, December 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.08.140 Article
L. S. Gujjala, S. Kumar, R. Rajak, and R. Banerjee, "Bioalkanes and Bioalkenes: An Ecofriendly and Alternate Fuel in Bioenergy Research", Biorefining of Biomass to Biofuels, ch.13, pp.287-304, Springer, November 2017, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67678-4_13 Inbook
S. Kumar, L. S. Gujjala, and R. Banerjee, "Simultaneous pretreatment and saccharification of bamboo for biobutanol production", Industrial Crops and Products, Elsevier, July 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2017.02.028 Article
J. Samuel, L. S. Gujjala, and R. Banerjee, "Kinetic modeling of mixed culture process of anaerobic co-digestion of vegetable wastes with Pistia stratiotes: a scientific attempt on biomethanationy.", Journal of Microbial and Biochemical Technology, OMICS International 2017, 10.4172/1948-5948.1000341 Article
L. S. Gujjala, T. K. Bandyopadhyay, and R. Banerjee, "Kinetic modelling of laccase mediated delignification of Lantana camara", Bioresource Technology, Elsevier, July 2016, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2016.04.006 Article
S. Kumar, A. Das, L. S. Gujjala, H. Dhar, V. K. Ojha, and J. Wong, "Effect of calcium chloride on abating inhibition due to volatile fatty acids during the start-up period in anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste", Environmental Technology, Taylor and Francis, January 2016, https://doi.org/10.1080/09593330.2015.1119204 Article

 Courses Taught

  • BM1002 : Introduction to Bioengineering {Theory}
  • BM2101 : Cell and Molecular Biology {Theory}
  • BM6534 : Bioreactor and Plant Design {Theory}
  • BM2703 : Biochemistry and Microbiology Laboratory {Practical}
  • BM4707 : Downstream Processing and Bioseparation Laboratory {Practical}

 Research Scholars

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 Awards and Honours

Awards and Honours
  • Best Oral Presentation Award, International Conference on Biotechnology for Sustainable Bioresources and Bioeconomy (BSBB-2022), Organised at IIT Guwahati, 7-11 December 2022.,    2022
  • Travel assistance for presenting research work at Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2019, Taiwan,    2019
  • Visiting research scholar, Aalto University, Finland,    2018
Memberships / Fellowships
  • Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) Life member since 2015.,    2015
  • Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) Life member since 2013,    2013