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Bhabananda Biswas

PhD student, University of South Australia

About Bhabananda Biswas

Clay-microbial interaction, clay-based bacterial biofilm

Mr Biswas is currently undertaking his PhD research on the development of a cost-effective and green technology of the remediation of PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) using natural minerals-microbial interactions. Since he has keen interest on environmental and applied microbiology, he is working on the mechanism of the state and the function of the min...

Mr Biswas is currently undertaking his PhD research on the development of a cost-effective and green technology of the remediation of PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) using natural minerals-microbial interactions. Since he has keen interest on environmental and applied microbiology, he is working on the mechanism of the state and the function of the mineral-microbial interface in the soil and sediments. A complete removal of hydrocarbons and their related contaminants in soil is demanded to eliminate environmental and human health risk; however, complete degradation of those compounds is a challenge. By employing an engineered and effective mineral-microbial interaction, which can form clay-microbial biofilm, a faster and more efficient removal of organic contaminants can be achieved through an enhanced role of this biofilm in bioremediation. Before his current research, Biswas has completed his master thesis on microdiversity of a soil bacterium in Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology under the European education mobility program (Erasmus Mundus master of science in marine biodiversity and conservation). He has completed his masters courses participating Ghent University, Belgium and University of Oviedo, Spain. During the master program, his focus was to learn molecular applications in environmental microbiology, which would be implemented on the environmental conservation.