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Research Team

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Dr. Yogita Deshmukh

Research Scientist - Life Sciences

PhD. Life Sciences, Co-Founder-GANAR Biofuels

Impactful scientist specialized in Biomass conversions (Biochar/Biofuels/Briquetting) with two decades of domain specific knowledge in life sciences, having published several articles in peer-reviewed high impact journals & magazines. Currently, seeking to leverage my skills from the research domain in the applied fields. Certified Independent Director, Indian Institute of Corporate affairs.


Dr. James Mbugua

​Research Scientist - Renewable Energy

Dr. James is a distinguished professional with a Ph.D. in Chemistry and over 12 years of versatile experience across multiple sectors. His expertise encompasses scientific research, method development, and implementation, reflecting his commitment to advancing knowledge and innovation. With a profound focus on environmental sustainability, Dr. James has made significant contributions in crucial areas such as landfill waste management, green and renewable energy, water and wastewater management, climate change, and environmental impact assessment.

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Dr. Neha Gupta

Research Scientist - Water treatment

Holding a PhD from IIT Roorkee 15 years of experience in program management, waste management, and sustainable solutions. her expertise spans diverse domains, including solid waste treatment, waste-to-energy strategies, water quality assessment, and EIA-EMP report writing. With an impressive track record of successfully managing projects, securing accreditations, and driving research initiatives. 

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Mr. Chandan Mahata

​Research Scientist - Waste management & resource recovery

He is doctoral student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, specializing in Agricultural and Biological Engineering. With a background in Chemical Engineering from the NIT Durgapur and a master's in Biochemical Engineering from the IIT Kharagpur. His expertise spans waste management, resource recovery, and feed/food ingredients, reflected in his 15+ peer-reviewed articles. Chandan's impact also extends to industry, where he supervised R&D for biohydrogen production from industrial wastewater at Dhampur Sugar Mills. Learn more at

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Dr. Amita Shakya

Research Scientist -

Biochar & Activated Carbon

(M.Sc. Biotechnology; Ph.D. in Biochar Technology)
Presently serving as Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Chhattisgarh, (Raipur) India. She is an active researcher with more than 10 years of research experience. Currently exploring the Food-Health-Environment nexus. Her area of research is waste valorization, Biochar production & applications, wastewater treatment, Residue contamination analysis.  

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Mr. Dnyaneshwar Khedkar

Research Scientist - Genetics and Plant breeding

(M.Sc. Agriculture in Genetics and Plant Breeding)
He is an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Botany and having 6 years of teaching experience in Dr DY Patil International University, Pune. Also 1 year experience as Seed production and Technical Officer at Amar Seeds Pvt. Ltd. Pune. Also work for Rural development projects, Seed production, quality testing, experimental analysis and guided different Farmers group as provided technical knowledge under  NIPHM projects.

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