Awanish  Kumar

Department Bio Technology
Designation Associate Professor
Educational Qualification Ph.D Biotechnology (JNU New Delhi & CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow); PDF (McGill University, Canada)
E-Mail awanik.bt@nitrr.ac.in; drawanishkr@gmail.com
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Areas of Interest

Research Area:

  • Antimicrobial resistance & drug discovery
  • Drug targeting & network pharmacology
  • Development of novel drug delivery system

 https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8735-479X

Publications

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS:

1. Ranked top 2% or above scientist of the world according to analysis of Stanford University (Report published in Elsevier USA on October 10 2022; 10.17632/btchxktzyw.4)

2.  Classified as top 2% scientists of the world according to ELSEVIER, USA report published on October 19 2021  (https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3)

3. Best Researcher Award by NIT Raipur-2021 

4. Recognized as top 2% scientist of the world  according to Stanford  University and PLOS Biology, USA report- 2020: (10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918).

 √ Bibliometric Indicators:

1. SCOPUS: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=18437170100 

2. GOOGLE SCHOLAR: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=PxDD6RwAAAAJ&hl=en

3. PubMed: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Awanish+Kumar

4. IRINS (Indian Research Information Network System): https://nitrr.irins.org/profile/112658

No. of Paper published in SCI  Journal

Patent Granted

Books

(Full)

 

Book

(Chapters)

Paper in     Int+ Nat Conference

h-index/    Total citations

No. of SCI paper reviewed

Publication in highest impact factor

164

04

12

23

(36+31)=73

30/ 2855(Scopus)

40/ 3692(Google)

339

(Publons)

22.8

Other Info.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Research Experience        (Post-Ph.D)

Teaching Experience         (Post-Ph.D)

GATE &  NET (CSIR-UGC) qualified

International Reviewer Merit-Point 

Invited talk

Ph.D. Thesis Guided

Ph.D Guidance  (On-going)

Awards received

14 years

10 years

GATE AIR-31     NET with JRF

337

12

06

05

14

POSITIONS HELD 

  • 2022–Present  :  Assoc. Professor, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur, India 
  • 2013–2022 :  Asstt. Professor, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur, India     
  • 2011–2013      :  Postdoctoral Fellow, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India
  • 2009-2010       :  Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University (MGU), Montreal, Canada
  • 2008-2009       :  Lecturer, National Institute of Pharma Edu & Research (NIPER), Hajipur, India 

 RESEARCH SUPERVISION

  • Ph.D.    : 06 (Completed), 05 (On-going). 
  • PG        : 06 (Completed). 
  • UG        : 39 (Completed), 4 (On-going).

SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS 

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Funding Agency

Role

Status

3

DBT (Indo-USA grant)

PI

Completed

2

CCOST (Mini research grant)

PI

Completed

1

UGC (Early career grant)

PI

Completed

RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSALS REVIEWED:

1. National Science Center (NSC), Poland

2. Departments of Science & Technology (DST), India

3. Italian Medicine Agency (AIFA), Italy

4. Czech Science Foundation (CSF), Czech

5. Paris Region Fellowship Program (PRFP), France 

RESEARCH PAPERS REVIEWED: 337 from various SCI journals of ACS, Bentham, Dove, Elsevier, Hindawi, MA Liebert, Medknow, Nature, PLoS, Springer, T&F, Wiley, etc.

EXTERNAL EXAMINER/REVIEWER FOR Ph.D. THESIS: 03

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS/STC ORGANIZED11

CURRICULUM/SYLLABUS DESIGNED: For many institute/universities.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • UG level: 1. Animal Biotechnology, 2. Analytical Techniques, 3. Biosafety and Bioethics, 4. Cell & Molecular Biology, 5. Genomics & Proteomics, 6. Plant Biotechnology, 7. RDT, 8. Genetics, 9. BioPharmaceutical Technology, 10. Basic Bioeciences
  • PG level: 1. Biochemistry, 2. Cell Biology, 3. Microbiology, 4. Molecular Biology, 5. Proteomics. 
  • Ph.D. level: 1. Biochemistry, 2. Bio-instrumentation.

AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS

  1. Eminent Reviewer Award, Bentham Science Publisher, UAE: 2020
  2. Award of Excellence by Trichy SRM Medical College, Tiruchirappalli, India: 2019
  3. Global Peer Review Awards, Publons (Clarivate Analytics), Philadelphia ,USA : 2019
  4. Young Scientist/research investigator award from UGC, New Delhi, India: 2011
  5. Excellent research award from CSIR- CDRI, Lucknow, India: 2011
  6. Postdoctoral Fellowship from Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), Canada : 2009
  7. Senior Research Fellowship from CSIR-UGC (Govt. of India), New Delhi (India) for Ph.D. : 2007
  8. Junior Research Fellowship from CSIR-UGC (Govt. of India), New Delhi, (India) for Ph.D. : 2005
  9. Awarded National Eligibility (NET) for Lectureship with JRF from CSIR-UGC, New Delhi, India : 2004 & 2005
  10. Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from Dept. of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India: 2004
  11. National Merit Scholarship for PG from Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi, India : 2002

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL HONOURS

  • 2019-Present: Expert, National Biotechnology Program, India
  • 2019-Present: International association of engineers (IAE), Hong Kong
  • 2018-Present : Member, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IYSTF)
  • 2015-Present: Member, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) of MHRD, NIT Raipur
  • 2014-2016: Member Secretary, Institutional Ethical Committee (IEC), NIT, Raipur.
  • 2013-Present: Member, Global Foodborne Infections Network, Centre for Disease Control (CDC), USA.
  • 2013-Present: Advisor, Bioinfo-Drug Target, USA.

ADVISORY BOARD/COMMITTEE

  • 2018-Present: Member, International Research Collaboration Cell, NIT Raipur
  • 2014-Present: Member, Departmental Academic, Purchase, Doctoral Research committee of NIT, Raipur.
  • 2013-Present: Member; Institutional Anti Ragging committee, NIT, Raipur.
  • 2013-2015    : Member, Task force, Industry Institute Interaction (III) Cell, NIT Raipur
  • 2008-2009   : Member; Examination Board Moderation Committee, Library Committee, Institutional Purchase Committee, Scientific Review Committee of NIPER, Hajipur.

2019-Present   : Expert, National Biotechnology programme, India