Nirakar PRADHAN, Dr

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20152022

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Biography

Dr. Nirakar Pradhan is an early career researcher and currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Hong Kong Baptist University, HKSAR. Dr. Pradhan received a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (India), followed by a master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Management from the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) and a doctoral degree in Environmental Technology from the University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France). In the past, he has been awarded Erasmus Mundus Fellowship and Asian Development Bank-Japanse Scholarship to pursue higher studies and has been adjudged as the best academic performance during his master's degree. Later he obtained postdoctoral experience from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Pradhan has extensive experience providing engineering and sustainable solution support for industries and non-governmental organizations. Dr. Pradhan's research interests focus on biological hydrogen production, nutrient removal from wastewater, and advanced recourse recovery from organic waste.

Research Interests

  • Microbial fermentation and resource recovery from biowaste
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) production from food waste
  • Biological nutrient removal and wastewater treatment
  • Mathematical and kinetic modeling 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Paris-Est Marne-la-vallée

1 Sep 201316 Dec 2016

Award Date: 16 Dec 2016

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