Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Soham Chattopadhyay
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering and Biotechnology
M.Tech., Ph.D.
Contact Address
Permanent Address Type A1, DU No: 34; Rail Vihar, Kalyanpur Satellite Township, Asansol, 713305, West Bengal
Local Address DII/13, Outer Campus, BIT Mesra, Ranchi
Phone (Office) 9475175152
Phone Residence 8434188108
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 11-Jul-2016
  Work Experience
Teaching : 8 Years

Research : 8 Years

  Professional Background
  • Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, BIT Mesra, Ranchi from July 2016 - till date
  • Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata from January 2013 to June 2016
  Research Areas
  • Enzyme production and purification
  • Enzyme Immobilization
  • Bioseparation
  • Biofuel Technology: special emphasize on Biodiesel 
  Award and Honours
  1. Secured 2nd Position in Higher Secondary among Chittaranjan and recipient of shield and cash award from General Manager of Chittaranjan Locomotives Works
  2. ‘Ankan Bivakar’ and ‘Senior Diploma’ in Painting from “Bangio Sangeet Parisad”.
  • Rani S, Kumari P, Poddar R, Chattopadhyay S. 2021, Study of lipase producing gene in wheat–an in silico approach. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, 19: 73—86
  • Das P, Chattopadhyay S. 2020, Process Improvisation Strategies for the Enhancement of Lipase Activity. Research Journal of Biotechnology (Accepted).
  • Mohan M, Alam Z, Poddar R, Chattopadhyay S. 2020, Real-time assessment and characterization of immobilized lipase onto a natural matrix and qualitative reaction kinetic studies using swept-source optical coherence tomography. 3 Biotech, 10: 423–433
  • Tapadar S, Chattopadhyay S. 2016, Continuous Hydrolysis of Olive Oil Using Indigenously Developed Immobilized Lipase With Higher Efficiency. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, 7(3): (B) 617 – 625
  • Paul D, Saha S, Pramanick S, Chattopadhyay S. 2015, Standardization of process parameters for the maximum production of extracellular lipase by bacteria, isolated from indigenous sources. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2: 682–688
  • Chattopadhyay S, Sen R. 2013, Fuel properties, engine performance and environmental benefits of biodiesel produced by a green process. Applied Energy 105: 319–326
  • Chattopadhyay S, Sen R. 2013, Development of a novel integrated continuous reactor system for biocatalytic production of biodiesel. Bioresource Technology 147: 395–400
  • Chattopadhyay S, Sen R. 2012, A comparative performance evaluation of jute and eggshell matrices to immobilize pancreatic lipase. Process Biochemistry 47: 749–757
  • Chattopadhyay S., Karemore A., Das S., Deysarkar A., Sen R. 2011, Biocatalytic production of biodiesel from cottonseed oil: Standardization of process parameters and comparison of fuel characteristics. Applied Energy, 88: 1251–1256
  • Chattopadhyay S., Das S., Sen R. 2011, Rapid and precise estimation of biodiesel by high performance thin layer chromatography, Applied Energy 88: 5188–5192

Book Chapter:

  • Chattopadhyay S., Mukerji A., Sen R., 2009, Biofuels; In: Biotechnology for agro industrial residues utilization, Eds.: Singh Nigam P, Pandey A; Springer, Netherlands, pp: 61–76
  • Chattopadhyay S., Sen R., 2020, Materials and Methods for Biodiesel Production; In: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 39, Eds.: Eric Lichtfouse; Springer Nature Switzerland AG., pp: 179-204


  1. Chattopadhyay S., Karemore A. and Sen R. Production of biodiesel from renewable resources using immobilized lipase, Proceeding of the International Symposium on Renewable Feedstock for Biofuel and Bio-based Products, University of Texas at Austin, USA, August 11–13, 2010, p: 31
  2. Chattopadhyay S. and Sen R. Production of Biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oil Using Immobilized Lipase, Proceeding of the International Conference on “Bioenergy from Wastes: Green Chemistry Interventions”, NEERI, Nagpur, India, November 25–26, 2010, p: 32 
  3. Ghosh U. and Chattopadhyay S. Production and partial purification of lipase using bacteria isolated from indigenous sources,  Proceeding of the International Conference on “Advances in Bioprocess Engineering and Technology”, HIT Kolkata, India, January 20−22, 2016
  4. Das P. and Chattopadhyay S. Production of cost effective lipase from indigenous soil source. National conference on “Recent trends in Bioprocessing for Healthcare, Energy and Environment” at 5th Bioprocessing India 2017, IIT Guwahati, India, 9 to 11 December, 2017
  5. Ghoshal S., Das P. and Chattopadhyay S. Production of cost effective lipase from indigenous soil source. International Conference on Bioprocess for Sustainable Environment and Energy ICBSEE, NIT Rourkela, Odisha, India, 6 to 7 December, 2018
  6. Saha S. and Chattopadhyay S. Production of biodiesel using immobilized lipase. 59th Annual Conference of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI- 2018) & International Symposium on Host Pathogen Interactions, University of Hyderabad, India, 9 to 12 December 2018
  7. Rani S. and Chattopadhyay S. Study of Lipase Producing Gene in Wheat – An in-silico Approach. Recent Advances in Plant Sciences, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (RAPSBB-2020), Berhampur University, Berhampur (Odisha), 17 to 18 February 2020.
  Member of Professional Bodies

Life Member of:

1. Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB)

2. Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)

  • A continuus process for the biocatalytic production of Biodiesel; Application no: 404/KOL/2011
  • An efficient, cost-effective, reusable and eco-friendly algal biomass dewatering system and an accelerated adsorption process thereof, Patent Appl. no: 1253/ KOL/2012