Dr. (Ms.) Rintu Banerjee
Fellow, Elected 2006

Born in Rourkela, India on 21 May 1963. Educated at S.E.Rly Mixed High School, Rourkela, upto 1979; S.K.D.A.V College1981; Govt College, Rourkela, 1983; Jyoti Vihar, Sambalpur University, 1985; PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1992; JSPS Fellow (Japan) 2002.

Professor of Agricultural Biotechnology, Department of Agricultural Food & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 2003 to date; and MNRE Chair Professor, IIT Kharagpur. 2012-15.

Visiting Lecturer, 1993; Assistant Professor, 1995, Biotechnology Unit, Department of Chemical Engineering, and Associate Professor, Agricultural and Food Engineering Department, 1999-2003, IIT Kharagpur.

Awards/Honours: Young Scientist Project Award, 1994; DST Young Scientist Award, 1994; Association for Food Scientists and Technologists (India) 1995; Sinha Roy Memorial Award 1999; Biotech Research Society of India Best Woman Bioscientist, 2003; ICAR Panjabrao Deshmukh Award for outstanding Women Scientist, 2012; ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award, 2013; India's Most Inspiring Women Scientist by Engineering Watch, New Delhi, 2014. Editorial Board Member: Bioresource Technology Journal, 2005-08, International Journal of Food and Fermentation Technology since 2011, and Scientific World Journal, since 2013; Associate Editor: Biotech and Applied Biochemistry, since 2011, and Bioinfo Journal, since 2013.

Fellow: Biotech Research Society of India 2004; Bioved Society of India, 2011; International Forum on Industrial Bioprocess, 2012.

Research Areas: Enzyme Technology, Biofuel and Bioenergy

Address: Professor, Dept of Agricultural & Food Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal; Qr No. B-166, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur 721302, West Bengal; [Tel: Off. (03222) 283104; Res. (03222) 283105, Cell: 09434014609; Fax: (03222) 282244; Email: rb@agfe.iitkgp.ernet.in]

Member Executive Council 1 Jan, 2009 to 31 Dec, 2011; Dr. (Ms) Prem Dureja Endowment Award 2015-2016; Recognition Award, 2009-2010