Dr. Sourish Bhattacharya

Designation: Scientist
Phone No:
Phone Ext. No: 6300
E-Mail: sourishb[at]csmcri.res.in

Research Activities

R & D on Bioremediation; Microalgal Biofuels; Microbial production of e-polylysine; Microbial leaching of Potassium Feldspar for potassium recovery for its application as biofertilizers; Process development for poly-hydroxyalkanoate production at bench scale and pilot scale; PUFA from microalgae; Probiotics.


Biochemical Engineering; Fermentation Technology; Microalgal Biorefinery; Biopolymers (PHA & e-polylysine); Microalgal Biofuels; Probiotics.

Research Publications

  1. Shrivastav, A., Mishra, S. K., Pancha, I., Jain, D., Bhattacharya, S., Patel, S., & Mishra, S. (2011). Biodegradability studies of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) film produced by a marine bacteria using Jatropha biodiesel byproduct as a substrate. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 27(7), 1531-1541.
  2. Das, P., Bhattacharya, S., Mishra, S., & Das, A. (2011). Zn (ii) and Cd (ii)-based complexes for probing the enzymatic hydrolysis of Na4P2O7 by alkaline phosphatase in physiological conditions. Chemical Communications, 47(28), 8118-8120.
  3. Sahu, A., Pancha, I., Jain, D., Paliwal, C., Ghosh, T., Patidar, S., Bhattacharya, S., & Mishra, S. (2013). Fatty acids as biomarkers of microalgae. Phytochemistry, 89, 53-58.
  4. Bhattacharya, S., & Singh, P. (2013). Studies on Various Parameters Involved in Conjugation of Starch with Lysine for Excellent Emulsification Properties Using Response Surface Methodology. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering, 7(5), 357-360.
  5. Patidar, S. K., Chokshi, K., George, B., Bhattacharya, S., & Mishra, S. (2015). Dominance of cyanobacterial and cryptophytic assemblage correlated to CDOM at heavy metal contamination sites of Gujarat, India. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 187(1), 4118.
  6. Patidar, S. K., Mishra, S. K., Bhattacharya, S., Ghosh, T., Paliwal, C., Goel, S., & Mishra, S. (2015). Naturally floating microalgal mat for in situ bioremediation and potential for biofuel production. Algal Research, 9, 275-282.
  7. Bhattacharya, S., Bachani, P., Jain, D., Patidar, S. K., & Mishra, S. (2016). Extraction of potassium from K-feldspar through potassium solubilization in the halophilic Acinetobacter soli (MTCC 5918) isolated from the experimental salt farm. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 152, 53-57.
  8. Bhattacharya, S., Maurya, R., Mishra, S. K., Ghosh, T., Patidar, S. K., Paliwal, C., Chokshi, K., Pancha, I., Maiti, S., & Mishra, S. (2016). Solar driven mass cultivation and the extraction of lipids from Chlorella variabilis: A case study. Algal Research, 14, 137-142.
  9. Pancha, I., Chokshi, K., Maurya, R., Bhattacharya, S., Bachani, P., & Mishra, S. (2016). Comparative evaluation of chemical and enzymatic saccharification of mixotrophically grown de-oiled microalgal biomass for reducing sugar production. Bioresource Technology, 204, 9-16.
  10. Bachani, P., Bhattacharya, S., Jain, D., Patidar, S. K., Soundarya, R., Tirkey, S. R., Ranawat, B., Bharadwaj, S.V., & Mishra, S. (2016). Bioprospecting of Halotolerant Bacterial Isolates for Potassium Recovery from K-Feldspar. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 39(9), 1645-1652.
  11. Bhattacharya, S., Soundarya, R., & Mishra, S. (2016). Ammonium Bicarbonate as Nutrient Substitute for Improving Biomass Productivity of Chlorella variabilis. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 39(9), 1738-1742.
  12. Bhattacharya, S., Dubey, S., Singh, P., Shrivastava, A., & Mishra, S. (2017). Biodegradable Polymeric Substances Produced by a Marine Bacterium from a Surplus Stream of the Biodiesel Industry. Bioengineering, 3(4), 34.
  13. Bhattacharya, S., Dineshkumar, R., Dhanarajan, G., Sen, R., & Mishra, S. (2017) Improvement of e-polylysine production by marine bacterium Bacillus licheniformis using artificial neural network modelling and particle swarm optimization technique. Biochemical Engineering, 126, 8-15.
  14. Bhattacharya, S., Pramanick, S.K., Gehlot, P.S., Patel, H., Gajaria, T., Mishra, S. & Kumar A. (2017) Process for Preparing Value Added Products from Microalgae Using Textile Effluent Through Biorefinery Approach. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 5, 10019-10028.
  15. Bhattacharya, S., Bhayani, K., Ghosh, T., Bajaj, S., Trivedi, N. & Mishra, S. (2018) Stability of phycobiliproteins using Natural Preservative e-polylysine (e-PL). Fermentation Technology, 2018, 7, 149.
  16. Bhattacharya, S., Singh, P., Maity, N.C., Mishra, S. (2018) Distribution of antimicrobial e-polylysine producing marine microbe in sea water along west coast of India. Biomaterials and Medical Applications. 2:1.
  17. Sequeira, R.A., Singh, N., Pereira, M.M., Chudasama, N.A., Bhattacharya, S., Sharma, M., Mondal, D., Prasad, K. (2018) High concentration solubility and stability of ?-poly-l-lysine in an ammonium-based ionic liquid: A suitable media for polypeptide packaging and biomaterial preparation. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 120, 378-384.

Book Chapters

Sevda, S., Bhattacharya, S., Abu Reesh, I.M., Bhuvanesh, S., & Sreekrishnan, T.R. (2016). Challenges in the Design and Operation of an Efficient Photobioreactor for Microalgae Cultivation and Hydrogen Production. In Biohydrogen Production: Sustainability of Current Technology and Future Perspective (ISBN: 978-81-322-3575-0).

Bhattacharya, S.*, Sevda, S., Bachani, P., Bachani, P., Bharadwaj, V., Bharadwaj, V., & Mishra, S. (2019). Waste Biomass Utilization for Liquid Fuels: Challenges & Solution. Liquid Biofuel Production. In Liquid Biofuel Production, 73-87 (ISBN:978111945987). 


Patent Published & Granted

Engine worthy fatty acid methyl ester (biodiesel) from naturally occurring marine microalgal mats and marine microalgae cultured in open salt pans together with value addition of co-products (US 2014/0099681 A1; EU patent EP2475754 granted).

Patent Filed: A process for the preparation of a potassic fertilizer from natural potassic ores using halophilic bacteria” filed at national phase (1445DEL2015 filed on 22nd May’ 2015). Anti-virulence formulation from microalgal lipids against enteropathogenic bacteria and method of preparation thereof (NF No- 0188NF2018/IN).

Presentations (Poster/Oral) in Conferences

  1. Presented a poster on “Effect of Ripening Stage on the Physiochemical attributes of Packed Blackberry fruit under ambient condition” at the 18th Indian Convention of Food Scientists & Technologists (ICFOST), held in Hyderabad on Nov., 2006.
  2. Presented a poster on “Studies on isolation, Characteristics of the air microflora of a niche in an industrial belt viz. BCET campus” at the 19th Indian Convention of Food Scientists & Technologists (ICFOST), held in IIT Kharagpur on Dec., 2007.
  3. Presented a poster entitled “Fermentative Production of e-Polylysine from a bacterial Isolate from the Garden Soil of CSIR-CSMCRI” at the IX Convention of The Biotech Research Society, India in International Conference on Industrial Biotechnology (ICIB) 2012, held at Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India.
  4. Oral presentation on “Polymeric substances from crude glycerol through marine bacteria” at the International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials’ 2016 held at CIPET, Ahmedabad during 12-14 February 2016.
  5. Oral presentation on “Cost effective ?- linolenic acid from microalgae through biorefinery approach” at the International Conference on Fermented Foods: Nutrition, Health status and Social well-being” which was held at National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt on13 - 15 Nov 2017 as a part of the Society first International conference titled” Sciences for Women: Development and Innovation”.
  6. Presented a poster on Natural preservatives for natural products: Bacterial e-polylysine for microalgal pigments at XXXII- Gujarat Science Congress 2018, Bhavnagar during 4-5 February’ 2018.
  7. Presented a poster on Optimization of upstream conditions for preparing cost effective probiotics optimization of upstream conditions for preparing cost effective probiotics at One-Day National Conference on New Horizons of Biological Sciences at Department of Biosciences, Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.

Invited talks

  1. Delivered a talk on “Transforming wastelands for biofuels” at Consultative Workshop on Biofuel’, to be held at Raipur (Chhattisgarh) on 25th and 26th May, 2016 conducted by Chhattisgarh biofuel development authority.
  2. Delivered a talk on “Brief Developments of CSMCRI’s Marine Microbiology Group” at NIPE, University of Campinas on 10th May 2016. 

International visits

  1. Visit to University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil as a part of Indo-Brazil collaborative project. 
  2. Visit to National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt on13 - 15 Nov 2017.


Research projects Handled

  1. CSIR EMPOWER project on “Fermentative production of e-polylysine utilizing the byproduct of biodiesel.
  2. In house project on Process scale up for Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHAs) production utilizing the biodiesel waste streams.
  3. Indo-Brazil project on integrated process development for maximizing production of bio-pigments and residual biomass as an energy feedstock from algae and its life cycle assessment (LCA) funded by Department of Science of Technology, India.
  4. CSIR Network project on “To develop commercially viable process for recovery of K value from mineralogical resources through chemical/bio-chemical/electro-chemical means (K-TEN)” in work package “Recovery of K value from mineralogical resources through biochemical means”.
  5. Ongoing CSIR Fast Track Project (FTT) project on “Generation of energy from microalgal feedstock through CO2 capture from flue gases” in collaboration with Adani Power Limited, India.