Dr S. N. Mukhopadhyay is Professor (Retd), School of Biotechnology, Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) and former Adjunct Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He has also served Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi as Professor in the Department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DBEB). He is one of the founder faculty members of Biochemical Engineering Research Centre (BERC) and DBEB. He was Head of BERC during 1985–90.
He has been a Visiting Expert Scientist at LANFI, Mexico, and SFIT, Zurich, Switzerland; and Visiting Professor at CIEA del. IPN, Mexico. He is a recipient of JSPS Fellowship at Osaka University, Japan; and Fulbright Fellow, at UCHC, USA. Dr S. N. Mukhopadhyay was an Overseas Associate (Government of India) at Caltech, Chemical Engineering Department, USA; and FNAE, India. He was also an invited Visiting Scientist at Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic. He is an Honorary Member to International Division of Research Board of Advisors, ABI, USA, and was elected Life Fellow of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was also selected and nominated for International Engineer of the year 2008 by IBC, Cambridge, England. He has authored six books and holds more than 135 publications to his name.
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