DR BALAKRISHNARAJA R | Bannari Amman Institute of Technology

dr balakrishnaraja r

  • Professional Experience



    Experience Type Organization Designation Date of Joining To Total Experience
    Engineering BIT-Sathy Associate Professor and HOD Incharge 10.10.2019 28.09.2021  1 Year &  11 Month(s)
    Engineering BIT-Sathy Associate Professor 01.07.2018 10.10.2019  1 Year &  3 Month(s)
    Engineering BIT-Sathy Assistant Professor Level III 01.12.2017 01.07.2018  0 Year(s) &  7 Month(s)
    Engineering BIT-Sathy Assistant Professor Level II 01.07.2013 01.12.2017  4 Year(s) &  5 Month(s)
    Engineering BIT-Sathy Assistant Professor 01.01.2011 01.07.2013  2 Year(s) &  6 Month(s)
    Engineering BIT-Sathy Lecturer 02.06.2009 01.01.2011  1 Year &  7 Month(s)
  • Academic Credentials



    Degree Specialization Institute University Year of Passing
    B.Tech Biotechnology SASTRA UNIVERSITY THANJAVUR Sastra Deemed University, Thanjavur 2007
    M.Tech Biotechnology ANNA UNIVERSITY Tiruchirappalli Anna University, Tiruchirappalli 2009
    PGDNBT Nano Biotechnology Life Science Foundation of India Karnataka University, Dharwad 2010
    Ph.D Process Biotechnology Anna University Chennai Anna University, Chennai 2016
  • Journal Publications

     1.  Tamilselvi S, DharaniT, Padmini S, Nivetha S, Sangeetha M, Arunava Das, Balakrishnaraja R Gc-Ms Analysis of Albizia Amara and Phyla Nodiflora Ethanolic Leaf Extracts International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering 7 4S 466 - 473 JAN 2019

     2.  Balakrishnaraja Rengaraju, Vidhyadevi U., Selvapriya K., Ranganathan B.V., Sneha R.K. and Vinothini M. Optimization of culture conditions for cellulase production from indigenous soil isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus Res J Chen and Env 7(3) - JUL 2019

     3.  Selvakumar A., Saravanan D., Balaji S., Balakrishnaraja R., Kannan K P., Synthesis of Keratinase Enzyme from Sheep Wool for Biopolishing Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment 23 10 46 - 49 OCT 2019

     4.  R Balakrishnaraja, Kavinaya K G, Monisha R Characterization of fruit garbage waste consists of vitis vinifera seeds International journal of innovation Technology and exploring engineering 8 2S2 177 - 178 DEC 2018

     5.  Pavithra M.K.S., Meena Deviha S., Sowmya R., Sowparnika M., Balakrishnaraja R., Kannan K.P. Studies on the antimicrobial activity of Evolvulus alsinoides, Murraya koenigii, Lawsonia inermis, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Azadirachta indica against Malassezia furfur using fractional factorial design International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy 7 1 77 - 73 JAN 2016

     6.  Tamilselvi S, Asmitha Dutta, M Sindhu, G S Murugesan, R Balakrishnaraja Development and Formulation of Azospirillum lipoferum and Pseudomonas fluorescens as Effective Biological Agents for Enhanced Agro-Productivity Bioscience journal 32 3 670 - 683 NOV 2016

     7.  Lakshminarayanan Vijayakumar, Ponnuswamy Ramalingam, Sundaramurthi Pavithra and Rengaraju Balakrishnaraja Statistical Optimization of β-1,3 Glucan production from the Novel Strain Bacillus cereus LVK13 (KC 898956) Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology 9 4 3185 - 3179 DEC 2015

     8.  R Balakrishnaraja, P Ramalingam, J S Nithyaa, S Nithya Comparision of xylitol Production from the isolated strains of Candida sp., in statistically optimized modified minimal medium and corncob hydrolyzate medium Asian Journal of Microbiol. Biotech. Env. Sc., 17 Spl. Issue 45 - 49 AUG 2015

     9.  Santanu Sasidharan, Thejus Achuthan, Elakkiya Tamilselvan, Sowmiya Raju Synthesis of copolymer from lactic acid-polyethylene terephthalate (LA-PET) copolymerization African Journal of Biotechnology 14 11 953 - 960 APR 2015

     10.  Balakrishnaraja Rengaraju, Ramalingam Ponnuswamy Investigation on Candida Parapsilosis strain BKR1 for the Production of Xylose reductase enzyme and its Kinetic Parameter Appraisal International Journal of ChemTech Research 6 11 4803 - 4806 2014

     11.  Balakrishnaraja Rengaraju, Ramalingam Ponnuswamy, Sankar Malayandi Molecular Identification of Novel Yeast Isolate Associated with Xylitol Production and its Physicochemical Parameters Optimization Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology 8 4 3037 - 3042 2014

     12.  Balakrishnaraja Rengaraju, Ramalingam Ponnusamy, Selvapriya Kumarasamy Molecular Identification and Single factorial Optimization of Microbial Isolates for Natural Polyol Production Rasayan Journal of Chemistry 3 241 - 245 OCT 2014

     13.  Das, A., Sinduja, M.E., Harshada, K., Bindhu, J., Balakrishnaraja, R. Antibacterial Activity of Bacteriocin Produced From Lactobacillus And Lactococcus International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 8 4 432 - 439 OCT 2014

     14.  G Nadana Raja Vadivu, R Balakrishnaraja, G Jothilakshmi, K Palanichelvam Factorial Optimization of Alkaline phosphatase production from indigenous isolates of phosphate solubilizing bacteria JARDCS 10 -

     15.  R Balakrishnaraja D Saravanan A Selvakumar K P Kannan Synthesis of Keratinase Enzyme from Sheep Wool for Bio-polishing Res J Chem and Env., 23(10) -

     16.  R Balakrishnaraja, P Pavithra, C Sivapriya, K Saranya, T Vishnu, J Bindhu Quality Characteristics and Antioxidant Properties of Bread Supplemented with Iron Rich Black Strap Molasses Indian Journal of Public Health Research 3 11 -

     17.  Sumaya Sarmin, Baranitharan Ethiraj, Mostafa Tarek, Balakrishnaraja Rengaraju, Kaykobad Md. Rezaul Karim, Huei Ruey Ong, Hamidah Abdullah, Md. Maksudur Rahman Khan PALM OIL DERIVED ALKYD RESIN SYNTHESIS CATALYZED BY SrO/Sr(OH)2 NANOPARTICLES JOURNAL OF CRITICAL REVIEWS 7 6 -

     18.  Sumaya Sarmin, Baranitharan Ethiraj, Mostafa Tarek, R Subbaiya, Balakrishnaraja Rengaraju, R Balachander, Md. Maksudur Rahman Khan EFFECTS OF METHYLENE BLUE AS SUBSTRATE AND MEDIATOR ON THE PERFORMANCE OF YEAST DRIVEN MICROBIAL FUEL CELL JOURNAL OF CRITICAL REVIEWS 7 6 -

     19.  Huei Ruey Ong, Baranitharan Ethiraj , Balakrishnaraja Rengaraju , Swathi Govindaraj , Ashwin Raj Suresh , Wan Mohd Eqhwan Iskandar , Md. Maksudur Rahman Khan , Muhammad Khairul Anuar Mohamed , Ridzuan Ramli , Shanmuga Sundari Ilangovan , Rengesh Balakrishnan, Shanmugaprakash Muthusamy STABILITY AND RHEOLOGICAL STUDY ON CARBON-BASED NANOFLUIDS Journal of Natural Remedies 21 6 -

     20.  Baranitharan Ethiraj, D Selvakumar, Ashwinraj Suresh, R Subbaiyah, Balakrishnaraja Rengaraju, Shanmuga Sundari Ilangovan , Subramaniam Suresh, Shanmugaprakash Muthusamy MICROBIAL PRODUCTION OF SINGLE CELL OIL FROM WASTES AND ITS INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS Journal of Natural Remedies 21 7 -

  • Conference Presentations

    1.  Balakrishnaraja Rengaraju, Jeevanantham, Shanmugaraja, Selvakumar A, Tamilselvi S, "Evaluation of Mechanical and Antimicrobial Properties for Indigenously Developed Biofilm for Food Packaging Industries", International Conference on Materials, Manufacturing and Machining for Industry 4.0 (ICMMM 2.0), , , October 2020

    2.  Balakrishnaraja R, Saranya K, "Zein Nanocomposites: effective material for packaging and cosmetic industries", Bioprocessing India 2019, , CFTRI Mysuru, December 2019

    3.  R Balakrishnaraja, M Karthika, G Pavithradevi, "Niaziridin extraction and value addition for nutritional supplement", Nutrition 19 international conference on food technology, , , August 2019

    4.  R Balakrishnaraja, T Vishnu, Senthilkumar, "Studies on metabolites from different regions of Mangifera indica extract", Nutrizion 19 international conference, Food technology Department BIT, , August 2019

    5.  R Balakrishnaraja, "Statistical Optimization of xylitol production by Candida sp.,", International Conference on Biotechnology , , , August 2017

    6.  R Balakrishnaraja, P Ramalingam, "Statistical optimization and Fermentative Production of Xylitol using Candida parapsilosis BKR1 strain", Bangalore INDIA BIO 2015, KBITS, Biocon, Vision Group of Karnataka, Bengaluru, Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru, February 2015

  • Funded Research Projects



    S No. Title Investigator(s) Funding Agency Amount Project Status Sanction Date
    1 Students Internship Camp- INSPIRE - SEATS Scheme 2011 Dr N S Vasanthi

    DST - INSPIRE 975000 completed 20.10.2011
    2 CLUGENE: clustering tool for cancer classification Dr K Premalatha

    DBT 10.66 lakhs
    3 Anti mosquito wax from natural herbs R Balakrishnaraja

    AICTE 200000
  • Areas of Expertise



    S No. Subject Area
    1 Process Biotechnology
    2 Functional Foods
    3 Bioprospecting
    4 Bioreactor Design
  • Ph.D Research Guidance



    S No. Scholar Name Register Number Date of Reg. Status
    1 Jadhav Snehal Mahesh 19255691129 22.01.2019 Registration Confirmed
    2 Saranya S 20245691109 07.02.2020 On Going
    3 Veerapandi L 21125691145 15.02.2021 On Going
    4 Nivetha T 21235691146 11.03.2021 On Going
  • Invited Guest Lectures Delivered



    S No. Topic Program Venue Date
    1 Curricular Aspects Margadharshan FDP AICTE sponsored on NBA process Online 24.03.2021
    2 Chemical Catalysis TEQIP sponsored lecture series Government College of Technology Coimbatore 02.03.2021
    3 Value addition in Food Products Guest Lecture Karpagam Inst of Higher Studies, Coimbatore 28.12.2020
    4 Chairperson on International Conference - Fermented Fungal Products in Food Technology International Conference Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam 12.12.2020
    5 Food waste management in Industries using robust technologies AICTE sponsored FDP Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore 10.12.2020
    6 Downstream processing for Separation of Food/ Biomolecules Guest lecture Karpagam Inst of Higher Studies, Coimbatore 23.11.2020
    7 Circular Bioeconomy practices in Food Industries International Conference Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil 24.06.2020
    8 Nanotechnology advances in food processing techniques Faculty Development Program Kalasalingam University, Krishnankovil 20.06.2020
    9 Biochemical and Food Biotechnology: Future Prospects National Conference on Food and Biochemical Technology Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore 14.03.2020
    10 Value addition for agro products TN Bhavani farmers sub unit - TN agriculture commercial unit Erode District 21.02.2020
    11 Food Biotechnology: a way Forward with functional foods National Conference on "Biotech - Progress and Prospects 2019" SIET Coimbatore 31.08.2019
    12 Analytical instruments - HPLC ABIMA workshop BIT Sathy 24.07.2019
    13 Biosensors: Progress FDP on Biosensor Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore 19.04.2017
    14 Fermentative production and statistical optimization of xylitol (polyol) International conference on Advanced Polymeric materials Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala 07.04.2017
    15 Engineering education - science IASc annual meet IISER, Bhopal 10.08.2016
    16 Bioprocess Technology Invited Lecture on Bioprocess Engineering - PG Conclave Bharathiar University, Coimbatore 18.03.2016
    17 Gene Organization, Expression and Disease Linkage ICMR sponsored National seminar on Cancer Classification and Gene Expression Data Bannari Amman nstitute of Technology, Sathyamangalam 20.07.2012
    18 Knowledge Discovery in Gene data analysis - bioinformatics National seminar on Gene Data analysis BIT 10.07.2012
    19 Sterilization Techniques in Bioprocess Engineering sponsored Short Term Training Programme (STTP) on Bioprocessing Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore 28.04.2012
  • Books Published



    S No. Title Author Publication Year / Month
    1 Xylitol: A Nutritive Sweetener of Natural origin Balakrishnaraja Rengaraju Lambert Academic Publishers 2020
    2 Waste water Management R Balakrishnaraja Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi 2019
  • Patents



    S No. Title Date Reg. No. Status Level Funding Agency
    1 IoT based desideratum for agricultural crops parameter monitoring 04.09.2018 201841033138 In Progress National Level DST
    2 Methods of producing Plant Energy Drink 13.03.2020 202041010844 In Progress National Level
    3 METHOD OF PRODUCING SUGAR INFUSED EDIBLE FRUIT PRODUCT 23.03.2020 202041016846 In Progress National Level
  • Awards



    S No. Awards
    1 India Academy of Science Fellowship Awardee 2014
    2 Received Best Technical Paper Award - International Conference on Waste Water Management 2017
    3 Marquis whos who of Asia - Biotechnology - 2016
    4 BEST PROJECT EXHIBIT AWARDEE - Tamilnadu State Council for Science
    5
  • Achievements



    S No. Achievements
    1 Shortlisted as LEADING SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR 2015 based on the SRF project work as Indian Academic Science fellow
    2 Completed General course on Intellectual Property offered by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Switzerland during 15th August 1st October, 2014 in distinction.
    3 NBA coordinator during 2017 and received accreditation for 6 years till 2023 for Department of Biotechnology, Bannari Amman Institute of technology, Sathyamangalam
    4 Best Young Faculty Award 2019