Dr. Hiren K. Patel
COE & Research Coordinator
B.Sc.; M.Sc.; Ph.D. (Plant Molecular Biology & Biotechnology)
Dr. Hiren K. Patel (Ph.D.) presently works as Controller of Examination, Nodal officer & Research coordinator at P. P. Savani University. He has more than 09 years of teaching and research experience. He also worked as Principal of Science department for 03 years at P. P. Savani University. He was a recipient of “Best Young Scientist-2018” award by “The Gujarat Association for Agricultural Sciences” in the field of Agricultural Biotechnology. He received Gold Medal for "Best Innovative Research" holds a Ph.D. by Honorable Chancellor of Gujarat, Agricultural Minister of Gujarat & Deputy Director of ICAR, New Delhi in 2017. Dr. Patel is a twice NET qualified scholar. He has selected as “Top 05 Young Scientist” by prestigious committee “The Gujarat Association for Agricultural Sciences” in 2017. He is honoured with “Best Ph.D. Research-2016” by All India of Human Rights, Liberties & social Justice. He has also appointed as referee for European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) International Ph.D. Programme. Dr. Patel, an academician and researcher has guided several UG, PG, M. Phil & Ph.D. Biotechnology students and have published more than 20 research papers, 06 books & 10 book chapter in National and International reputed journals. He is also a reviewer in some of top most journals & book publisher in the field Environmental biology and Biotechnology. His area of interest is in Plant/Agricultural Molecular Biology & biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioaugmentation and Enzyme Technology.
Dr. Aparna Singh
Dr. Aparna Singh is currently working as Assistant Professor at Department of Microbiology, School of Sciences, P.P. Savani University, Kosamba, Surat, India. She has pursued her graduation (Botany-Zoology-Chemisty group), post-graduation (Microbiology) and Ph.D (Microbiology) from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. She has worked as post doctoral fellow for two years at Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. During the tenure of post doctoral research she was awarded with many prestigious fellowships including DBT-CREEB, IISC-DBT-RA and UGC-D. S. Kothari post doctoral fellowships. Dr. Aparna Singh was working as DST Women Scientist-A till 2018 at Department of Microbiology, The Maharaja Sayajirao Univeristy of Baroda, Vadodara.
She has cleared CSIR NET (all India rank 11), GSET, ICAR NET, CCC and GATE. She holds good experience in research and academics as revealed by number of publications and awards as well as seminars/conferences and workshops attended. Currently she has 9 publications including book chapters, reviews and original research articles all in peer-reviewed international journals. Her current h-Index is 8 and i10-Index is 7 with total 218 citations.
She has been working as resource person at GSBTM Sponsored PGBTCBC Crash Workshop for PG Students, Research Scholars and Academicians on CSIR-UGC-NET/JRF organized by Shree M. & N. Virani Science College, Rajkot since 2018.
Her research interest is in halophilic archaea and quorum quenching marine bacteria.
Dr. Anish Kumar Sharma
Dr. Anish Kumar Sharma (PhD) works as I/C Principal, School of Sciences of P. P. Savani University. Dr. Sharma has pursued his Ph.D. in major subject of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology with minor subject Microbiology and have qualified GATE Biotechnology in 2011 with (AIR-151 and 99.01 percentile), ICAR-(ARS-NET) in 2013 (67%), CSIR-NET examination in 2013 with AIR-33 and ICAR (ARS-NET) again in 2018 (60%). He has published research papers in National as well as International journals. He submitted 10 nucleotide DNA sequence in NCBI. He has membership of various reputed International and National Science Societies. He has attended as well as participated in many National & International conferences, workshops, trainings and Faculty Development Programs. He won Best Poster award at International Symposium on Emerging Biological Trends in 21st Century held at P P Savani University (Surat, Gujarat) co-sponsored by GSBTM & he secured 2nd Prize in Oral Presentation at 2nd International Conference-Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture-Emerging Technologies held on 14th -16th February, 2019, organized jointly by Baba Farid College (Bathinda, Punjab) & Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) sponsored by Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) (GOI) and Society of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry.
His area of interest lies in Plant Biotechnology, Microbial Molecular Biology and Environmental Biotechnology.
Dr. Sangha Bijekar
Dr. Sangha Bijekar (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Biotechnology Department of the School of Sciences of P. P. Savani University. She has done her M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Pune. She has received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Bangalore University, Bangalore. Her doctoral research was on medicinal plants.
Dr Sangha, an academician and researcher has mentored several UG and PG’s dissertation projects. She has published her research and reviews in many National and International Journals. She also used to be an active blogger. She has witnessed many National, International conferences and workshops. Her areas of interests in teaching and research are in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genetic Engineering. She manages to find time to pursue her other interests as well. She is an accomplished Kathak and Bharatnatyam dancer and actively participates in cultural and social activities.
Dr Piyush Desai
Prof. Piyush Desai (PhD) is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Sciences. He is one of the leading Microbiologists of Gujarat and India. He has served as the Head and Professor at Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmada South Gujarat University, Surat. He has been chair and member of various state and national level scientific and academic committees. He is recipient of the prestigious award called ‘National Biotechnology Fellowship award’ in 1990. He has published more than 50 research papers in journals of national and international repute. His areas of interest are in Textile Effluent and Agricultural Microbiology. He has mentored 20 PhD students, 6 MPhil students and 2 postdoctoral students during his career. He has 29 years of teaching experience in Microbiology at PG level. He wishes to create new milestones by training the best scientific minds in the state of Gujarat. His other interests include reading on diverse subjects, with spirituality as one of his favorites.
Dr. Mehul R. Khimani
Dr. Mehul R. Khimani is an Assistant Professor at School of Sciences, P.P. Savani University, Surat. He has obtained his doctoral degree in polymer chemistry from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Gujarat; specialize in characterization self-assembly in solution using different techniques. He has worked as a JRF and SRF during his doctorate. He has pursued his Post Doctorate from Qingdao University of Science and Technology, P.R. China.
His research interest in the field of Surface and Colloidal Science. He has published 9 research articles in reputed International Journals with the collaboration of abroad and Indian professors/ scientists. He has attended/ presented his research work in several National/ International conferences. He has visited National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), Kawasan Puspiptek Serpong, Tangerang, Indonesia to attend workshop in 2014.
Ms. Dipali Kathiriya
Ms. Dipali Kathiriya is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Science department of School of Science of P. P. Savani University. She has completed her B.E (Environmental Engineer) from L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad and M.E (Environmental Engineer) from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. She is UGC NET 2017 qualified in Environment Science. Her areas of interest are teaching and research in bioremediation of industrial effluent. She has attended many national conferences and seminars in the field of Environment. She is an Environmentalist not only by profession but also by heart. Besides teaching the student about nature she also makes them aware about their responsibility towards conserving it.
She is an avid reader of both fictional and non fictional books.
“The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.”—Barry Commoner
Dr. Bharat Solanki
Dr. Bharat Solanki (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Biotechnology Department of the School of Sciences of P P Savani University. He has pursued Doctorate in Biochemistry from Saurashtra University, Rajkot in the field of Nano-Biotechnology and he has qualified ICAR-NET. He has published several research paper in peer-reviewed journals of National and International repute.
He is recipient of the Summer Research Fellowship Programme by Science Academies of India. He has attended several National and International Conferences, Workshops and Trainings. He has gained professional experiences in the field of Biochemistry by working at prestigious Institute like IISc, IIT- Delhi, University of Delhi, and University of Kashmir etc. He has also acted as resource person for the preparation of JNU and other M.Sc. level competitive entrance examination in the subject of Biotechnology sponsored by GSBTM. His area of Interest lies in Protein Engineering, Enzyme Technology, Nano-biotechnology and bioactive natural Products.
Ms. Parini Surti
Ms. Parini Surti is an assistant professor at Biotechnology department of School of Science, P. P Savani University. She has completed her M.Sc Biotechnology from Nirma University, Ahmedabad. She has qualified CSIR-NET, DBT-NET and GATE. She has 4 years of research experience in the field of biochemistry. She has served as CSIR Junior and Senior Research Fellow at Biochemistry Department, the M. S University of Baroda. She has received training from IISER Bhopal. She has published research and review articles in international journals; attended several national and international conferences and workshops. Her research interest includes microbiology, microbial biochemistry and molecular biology. Parini Surti is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. She has completed her B. A in performing arts from Bruhad Gujarat Sangeet Samiti. She has worked as a professional choreographer and has donned other hats of educationist, RTE activist; standup comic and improv artist.
Dr. Vishal Singh Negi
Dr. Vishal Singh Negi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology / Microbiology, School of Sciences at the PP Savani University. He is a Ford Fellow from the United States of America. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering from the University of Hawaii, USA. After his Ph.D., Dr. Negi worked as a postdoctoral researcher in one of the leading mesothelioma research laboratories in the world (UH Cancer Center, USA). Before joining PPSU, Dr. Negi was working on epigenomics and centromere biochemistry at UH Manoa, USA. He has published his research in several high-impact factor international journals and presented his work in several international conferences as well. Dr. Negi has mentored several undergraduate and postgraduate students and has been actively serving as a reviewer in several international journals. His research interest lies in epigenomics, microbiome, biochemistry, and bioinformatics. Besides academic and research activities, Dr. Negi enjoys playing badminton, table tennis, and volleyball.
Dr. Archana Negi
Dr. Archana Negi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology / Microbiology, School of Sciences at the PP Savani University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering from the University of Hawaii, USA. Dr. Negi has worked in academics as well as in industry. She has worked in premier research institutions such as ICGEB, and MBBE UH Manoa, USA. She has published several research articles in national and international journals and presented her research findings in several international conferences. Dr. Negi has served as a reviewer in several international journals and has also mentored several undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has also conducted several clinical research studies for leading pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lily & Company, Sanofi, and Novartis. Besides research, she has also taught UG and PG students in national and international institutions. Her research interest lies in plant tissue culture and transformation, plant microbiome, molecular biology, and biochemistry.
Dr. Sadafara Pillai
Dr. Sadafara Pillai is Chemistry Program- Coordinator & Assistant Professor at the School of Sciences, P. P. Savani University. She has done her Ph.D. in the major subject of Chemistry (specialization in Physical Chemistry) from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. She is a university topper in her post-graduation (PG) course and recipient of prestigious UGC fellowships; Maulana Azad National fellowship (for pursuing Ph.D.) and Dr. D. S. Kothari Post-doctoral Fellowship (for postdoctoral research). She is engaged in the research field of Surface, Colloid and Polymer science and published many research papers in reputed international journals in collaboration with several leading professors abroad and scientists in India. She also serves as an Editorial Board member of Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics (specialty section of Frontiers in Chemistry and Frontiers in Physics) and reviewer in many reputed international journals. She has been recently awarded with Best Research Faculty award 2019 at P PSavani University for her excellence in research.
Dr. Aditee Pandya
Dr. Aditee Pandya (Ph.D) is an Assistant Professor in the Microbiology, Department of the School of Sciences of P P Savani University. She has pursued her Doctoral in Microbiology from Maharaja KrishnaKumarsinhji Bhavnagar University. Dr. Aditee, Mycologist, Researcher, Reviewer and Editorial member of several National and International journal and also published many International and National Papers and Books, has organized many National conferences and workshops and have guided many UG and PG students in Dissertation, won first prize at National level Oral Presentation. Has served as Resource Person for preparation of JNU competitive exams sponsored by GSBTM and KCG SANDHAN. Her area of expertise lies in Environmental Microbiology, Food & Water Microbiology, Microbial Diversity, Industrial Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Bioremediation and Xenobiotics.
Mrs Khyati Harkhani is a Teaching Assistant in the Biotechnology Department of the school of science of P. P. Savani University, Surat. She has pursued her Masters in Biotechnology from Institute of Science, Nirma University, Ahmedabad. She is awarded with Gold Medal for her Master from Nirma University. She has qualified GSET 2018 in Life Science and GATE 2013 in Biotechnology. She has presented the review paper in National Seminar in field of Biotechnology. She has attended many national conferences and seminars and workshops in field of Biotechnology. Her area of interest is immunology, molecular biology, Genetics.
Dr. Sheetal Kamble
Dr. Sheetal Kamble (PhD) is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Science department of the School of Sciences of P.P Savani University. She has pursued her Doctoral in Environmental Engineering and Management from National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Mumbai. She has published more than 15 research papers in International journals of repute. She has presented more than 10 research papers in several National/ International conferences. She has assisted in completing 2 multi-institutional international research projects entitled “The Development of Guidelines and Decision Support System for Waste Water Treatment Plants, Supporting Consolidation, Replication and Up-Scaling of Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Technologies for India", SARASWATI” funded by EU-DST and the “Evaluation of climate change impacts and suitable adaptation strategies for crop production and its environmental and economic implications in vulnerable regions of Thailand and India". Her areas of interests in teaching and research are Life cycle assessment, Sustainability, Wastewater treatment, Solid waste management, Environmental impact assessment, Biodiversity and Conservation, Circular economy and Multi-criteria decision making.
Ms. Prablin Kaur
Ms Prablin Kaur Ghura is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science Department in School of Sciences, P. P. Savani University. She has pursued her B.E (Environmental Engineering) from Dr. S & S. S. Ghandhy Government College of engineering, Surat and M.E. (Environmental Engineering) from The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. She has worked in the field of anaerobic biodegradation of Solvent dyes during her M.E Dissertation. She was also a former Environmental Engineer in Industry, handling the anaerobic unit in the industrial plant. She was awarded 2nd while presenting her research in INTERLINKING OF ACADEMICIAN, INDUSTRIES & GOVERNMENT THROUGH INTEGRATION OF RESEARCH TO INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION PROJECT” of GCPC (Gujarat Cleaner Production Centre), supported by Forests & Environment Department, Government of Gujarat by Dr. Bharat. P Jain (Member Secretary, GCPC). She has attended various national conferences and workshops based on Emerging issues and challenges in Water Pollution and Wastewater treatment. She has also published her research in national and international journals. She has also achieved certification in training on Laboratory Management System and Internal Auditing as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017 at Surat, Gujarat. She has also organised a Industrial visit to Sewage Treatment plant of Surat Municipal Cooperation for Environmental Sciences Students and will continue to arrange much more. She has also guided various students regarding events like Poster presentations for National conference. Her area of interest lies in anaerobic treatment of wastewater, Solid Waste Management, Analysis of various Wastewater parameters and Environment Audit.
Ms Smita Ramkumar
Ms Smita Ramkumar is a Teaching Assistant in Microbiology Department in the School of Sciences at the P.P. Savani University, Surat. She pursued her Masters in Microbiology from Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat. She has worked on “Shelf-Life Extension of Strawberry and development of Product” at Food Technology Division, BARC - Mumbai during her masters. She also has good industrial experience. She achieved award for Best poster presentation in 3rd “National Conference on Biological Tools for Sustainable Environment” in 2018. She was awarded 2nd rank in oral presentation in 10th “National Science Symposium 2018 on Recent Trends in Science & Technology”, organized by Christ College, Rajkot. She has also achieved Gold medal in 27th State level Seminar presentation conducted by GIBioN, Nadiad in 2016, sponsored by GSBTM & DST. She has presented papers in National Conferences and also published paper. Her field of interest is Biodegradation, Pharmaceutical and Industrial Microbiology and Marine Microbiology. She is active x-NCC cadet with the rank of Cadet Under Officer (C.U.O).
Sagarkumar Joshi is an Assistant Professor in the Microbiology, School of Sciences, P P Savani University. He did his Masters in Microbiology from Gujarat University. His area of interest lies in Microbial resources for sustainable energy, Microbial Diversity of extreme environment, and Microbial bioremediation. He guided UG and PG Students of Microbiology for various short term research projects. He was organizing comity member for various scientific workshops and conferences.
Dr. Bharatkumar Kanoje
Dr. Bharatkumar Kanoje (M.Sc., PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, at the P. P. Savani University. He has done his Ph.D. in the major subject of Applied Chemistry (specialization in Industrial Chemistry) from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT), Surat, Gujarat-India. He is engaged in the research field of Surface, Colloid and Polymer science, Deep Eutectic Solvents, Synthesis of Nano and Composite Material and published many research papers in reputed international journals in collaboration with several leading professors abroad and scientists in India. In addition, He has delivered expert talks and presented papers in various national/ international conferences. He has attended several Workshops and Trainings Programmes in India. He also works with very prestigious scientists in Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) as Project Fellow.
Dr. Jyotsana Pandit
Dr. Jyotsana Pandit (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Science Department, School of Sciences, PP Savani University. She has pursued her Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Dr. Y.S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry Nauni, Solan, H.P. She has qualified ICAR-NET and UGC-NET in Environmental Science in 2018 and 2019 respectively.She has published her research in several national and international journals of repute.She has attendedmany national, international conferences, symposiums and workshops. She is member of Society of Agricultural Research and Development, New Delhi. Her research interest lies in Air pollution tolerance index of plant species, Solid Waste Management, Waste footprint, Water Quality Index, Urban Sustainability and Ecological Footprint analysis.
Dr. Sekhar Tiwari
Dr. Sekhar Tiwari is an Assistant Professor at School of Sciences, P.P. Savani University, Surat, Gujrat. He received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Kumaun University, Nainitaland has qualified ICAR-NET. He has gained professional research experiences by working at national laboratories like DRDO-DIBR, ICAR-VPKAS, ICAR-IARI, ICAR-IIOPR. He has worked as a JRF, SRF, RA, Adjunct and Visiting faculty during his research and academic career. He is also a lifetime member of professional scientific society (Professor H.S. Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society).His research interest lies in tissue culture and transgenic development of plants, physiology and molecular biology of plants, omics and nanobiotechnology.
Ms. Niyati Desai
Ms. Niyati Rajiv Desai, have pursued her Masters in Microbiology from Department of Biosciences, Veer Narmada South Gujarat University, Surat with First Distinction, and has a great touch in bioinformatics and microbiology in depth.She has a teaching experience of 1 year and pursue for the same in her coming years. She has presented the posters in National Seminar in field of Bioinformatics. She has attended many national conferences and seminars and workshops in field of Life sciences. Her area of interest is immunology, Bioinformatics,Ecogenomics.
Dr. Sabirkhan S. Pathan
Dr. Sabirkhan Pathan is currently working as Assistant Professor at Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, P.P. Savani University, Kosamba, Surat, India. He has pursued his graduation (Chemistry-Physics-Mathematics group), post-graduation (Organic Chemistry) M.Phil (Synthetic Medicinal Organic Chemistry) and Ph.D (Synthetic Medicinal Organic Chemistry) fromVeer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, India. During the tenure of research work he was awarded with prestigious fellowships named UGC-Maulana Azad National Fellowship.
He holds good experience in research and academics as publicized by number of publications as well as seminars/conferences and workshops attended. Currently he has 6 publications as original research articles all in peer-reviewed national/international journals. He has attended more than 12 national Seminars/conferences and workshops and 3 international conferences. He has more than 12 years of teaching experience in UGC-AICTE approved college and he got endowments from GTU with staff code – 4110.
He has the Life time member of “Indian Society of Technical Education” and active Member of “Indian Council of Chemists”
His research interest is in Organic Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry, Green Chemistry, Biological Studies, Polymer Chemistry and Drug Delivery.