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Special issue entitled: "Waste Water Microbiology" is being edited by
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Dr. Maulin P Shah, currently Head & Sr. Manager – Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied & Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Limited, Ankleshwar-393002, Gujarat, India got his Ph.D (2002-2005) in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat. He has served as an Assistant Professor at Godhra, Gujarat University in 2001. Dr. Maulin P Shah is a Microbial Biotechnologist with diverse research interest. A group of research scholars working under his guidance on areas ranging from Applied Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioremediation, and Industrial Liquid Waste Management to solid state fermentation. His laboratory is trying to assess the impact of industrial pollution on microbial diversity of waste water following cultivation dependant and cultivation independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. Dr. Maulin P Shah has more than 140 research publication in highly reputed national & international journals. He has completed one research projects in 2010 in his lab, funded by National Agency. He directs the Research programme at Enviro Technology Ltd, Ankleshwar. He has guided more than 20 Post Graduate students in various disciplines of Life Science. Dr. Maulin P Shah extends his expertise in various National as well as International Reputed Journal as Editor& Editorial Board Member like Open Access Book of Cloud Publication, Journal of Environment Pollution & Human Health. He is an Editor-in-Chief of two journals viz. International Journal of Environmental Bioremediation & Biodegradation as well as Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology (Science & Education Publishing., USA), Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Microbiological Research, Electronic Journal of Energy & Environment, International Journal of Environment & Sustainability. He is also serving as a Reviewer in 50 various journal of National & International Repute. Dr. Maulin P Shah has published one book chapter entitled “Microbe-Mediated Degradation of Synthetic Dyes in Wastewater” in SPRINGER-Switzerland edited by Shree Nath Singh (2015).

Maulin P Shah
Chief Scientist & Head Industrial Waste Water Research Lab
Division of Applied & Environmental Microbiology
Enviro Technology Limited
Special issue entitled: "Techniques of Environmental Engineering & Bioremediation" is being edited by
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Dr. Kamaljeet Kaur is currently working as a Molecular Biologist and Teaching Assistant at Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark. She earned her PhD and MSc degrees in Biotechnology from Thapar University Patiala, Punjab, India. Her PhD research was based on ‘Genetic regulation of biosurfactant production by bacterial isolates’. She has broad experience w.r.t. to Environmental, Molecular Microbiology and Industrial Biotechnology. She has been successful in publishing her research work in highly cited and high impact factor peer-reviewed biotechnology journals. She began her research career by working at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada for some time. Later she served as Assistant Professor for several years at various places in India while teaching graduate and postgraduate students. She also worked as a researcher at University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She has been serving as the reviewer and is member of editorial board of Journal of Petroleum and Environmental Biotechnology since Nov 2012. She is also active as reviewer and is member of editorial board of Frontiers in Environmental Science. In 2014, she was selected among the ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ from 35 countries through a highly competitive process by University of Cambridge, UK.

Dr. Kamaljeet Kaur Sekhon Randhawa
Section for Sustainable Biotechnology,
Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering,
Aalborg University, A. C. Meyers Vaenge 15, 2450 Copenhagen SV, Denmark
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Special issue entitled: "Water resource Management" is being edited by
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Dr. Md. Golam Mostafa is a Professor in the Institute of Environmental Science at the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He has earned his Doctoral degree from Ehime University and worked as Postdoctoral and Visiting Researcher at different university in Australia, Japan, Germany, Korea and Taiwan. He has published two book chapters and over 35 peer reviewed articles and conference proceedings. He is a life member of Bangladesh Chemical Society, executive member of Rainwater Harvesting and Management, a specialist group of IWA and also a member of Decentralized Water and Wastewater Systems International Network (DEWASIN), Australia.

Golam Mostafa
Institute of Environmental Science
University of Rajshahi
Tel: 880-721-750930
Fax: 880-721-750064
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Special issue entitled: "Fossil Fuels are Energy Stores" is being edited by
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Dr. Swaranjit Singh Cameotra was inducted as a Member of the Bhopal Action Plan in and around UCIL last year from CSIR. The Action Plan/Remediation Report was released in Bhopal on 2/3 August 2013.In the 70th Foundation Day of CSIR, on the 26th September, 2012 two of his publications were in the list of 70 Best Publications of CSIR based on high citation index. Lead Member of the Biodiversity Program of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, MoEF, August 2013. I am involved in the compilation of the Vision Document in Material Science (Nanotechnology) and Biodiversity. Advisor SD College of Pharmacy, Kim Surat 2013. Lead Person in the Brain Storming Session in BPU, Mohali on future prospective of Bioprocessing and compilation of recommendations to DBT. 29 Aug 2013.

Swaranjit Singh Cameotra
Institute of Microbial Technology
Chandigarh, India
Tel: +91-172-6665233/224
Fax: +91-172-2690632/585
Special issue entitled: "Microbial Biosurfactants/Marine Microbial Biosurfactants" is being edited by
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A Researcher at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn and also working as a Senior Research Scientist at SyntheZyme LLC, Brooklyn, New York. Thavasi received his M.Phil and Ph.D degree in Marine Microbiology (Microbial Biosurfactants) from Center of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, India. His research interests are microbial biosurfactants, bioemulsifiers, biodispersants and biosurfactant derived biopesticides. To his credit, Thavasi has published 13 research articles in refereed journals, written 3 chapters in books and presented 8 papers in seminar/conferences. He has been awarded with 3 NSF SBIR grants for his biopesticide research. His current and future research plans are to find microbially produced “green chemicals” to replace toxic chemicals that are in practice for various environmental and medical applications.

Thavasi Renga Thavasi
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Tel: 718-260-3960
Fax: 718-260-3075
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Special issue entitled: "Microbial Ecology" is being edited by
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Dr. Anahit Penesyan earned her PhD at the University of New South Wales and currently is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences and the Centre for Marine BioInnovation at the University of New South Wales Australia Dr Penesyan is an author of several publications in highly ranked international journals as well as served as a reviewer of peerreviewed journals in the area of environmental biotechnology.

Anahit Penesyan
School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Centre for Marine Bio-Innovation
University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia
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Maki Teramoto is a lecturer at Kochi University, Japan. She obtained her Ph.D. at Ochanomizu University (Tokyo) in 2002 while in Marine Biotechnology Institute (MBI; Iwate, Japan). Her publication in 2001 (J. Bacteriol. 183: 4227-4234) was highly evaluated by a chief editor of a medical journal, “Medical Science Monitor”, and has served as the journal’s reviewer board member since 2001. She is assigned as an editorial board member of a new journal “Blue Biotechnology Journal” (2011-). She has been a lecturer at Yokohama City University. She has published many research papers, and is an author of a couple of book’s chapters. After leaving MBI, she stayed in University of New South Wales (UNSW; Sydney), National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE, Japan), and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, Japan), before moved to Kochi University.   

Maki Teramoto
Kochi University
Kochi, Japan
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Special issue entitled: "Production of Biofuels and Bioproducts from Renewable Sources" is being edited by
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Dr Liu received PhD degree in Plant Molecular Genetics from the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign UIUC in 1994 Her postdoctoral research focused in biotechnology and genetic engineering Dr Liu has been a research molecular biologist at USDAARSNCAUR since 2002 Dr Liu has been recognized for genetic manipulations of Grampositive lactic acid bacteria for conversion of biomass to biofuels and valueadded products The Gram positive promoter shuttle vectors and strains constructed by Dr Liu were sought after by peers outside ARS including South Korea Netherlands and China resulting in 12 Material Transfer Agreements Dr Liu has authored and coauthored more than 45 publications and more than 40 presentations including invited presentations in Czech Republic Taiwan and Melbourne Australia Dr Liu has authored and coauthored three invited book chapters one pending US patent Dr Liu served as adhoc proposal reviewer for the New Directions Research Program of The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs OMAFRA for The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research CPBR and for Ohio Plant Biotechnology Consortium OPBC Dr Liu served as Merit Review Panel for DOE bioenergy proposals Dr Liu also served as reviewer of numerous peerreviewed journals in the area of biotechnology molecular biology and genetic engineering

Siqing Liu
Molecular Biologist, Renewable Product Technology
National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research
U. S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service N. University St
Peoria, Illinois, USA
Tel: 309681-6566
Fax: 309681-6040
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Special issue entitled: " Enzymatic Degradation of Environmental Pollutants using Transgenic Plants" is being edited by
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Santosh Kumar is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology School of Pharmacy University of MissouriKansas City He has received PhD in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai India in 19931998 He has received MS in Biotechnology from the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai India in 19911993 He has completed his BS in Chemistry from Delhi University New Delhi India in 19871991He was nominated for the President’s Gold Medal Award for the best thesis in 1998 He received ASPET Drug Metabolism Division Post Doctoral Best Paper Award in 2003He is in Editorial Board of one journal and reviewer of 8 journals He has published 29 articles 5 review papers and 29 abstracts He has given 16 oral presentations He has taught/is involved in teaching Drug metabolism Drug interactions/Adverse reaction Introduction to Chemotherapy Antibiotics Cancer Chemotherapy etc to graduate and Pharm D students

Santosh Kumar
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
UMKC-School of Pharmacy, USA
Tel: 816-235-5494
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Special issue entitled: "GEMS for Environmental Treatment" is being edited by
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Michael Goldfeld is a Director or Corporate Research at the Advanced Biocatalyrics Corporation Irvine CA USA He earned his PhD and DSc degrees in biophysical chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Physics Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow He has published over 120 research papers and authored a monograph several review papers and patents He held senior research and professorial positions and taught various chemistry courses at the college and postgraduate level for over 20 years He served as a reviewer of manuscripts for scientific journals in the areas of physical chemistry biophysics and surface science and edited several books and paper collections

Michael G. Gold Feld
Director of Corporate Research
Advanced BioCatalytics Corp
Irvine, CA, USA
Tel: 949-442-00880
Fax: 442-0882
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Special issue entitled: "Petroleum and Environment " is being edited by
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American Chemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and Chinese Environmental Science Society. He served as a reviewer of manuscripts for scientific journals in the areas of physical chemistry, materials science and energy. In 2011 he received the New Century Excellent Talent Awards by the Ministry of Education in China

Jian Liu
Associate Professor
China University of Petroleum
Tel: 86-10-89731586
Fax: 86-10-69724721
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Special issue entitled: "Biodiversity and Biotechnological Application of Algae Bioresources" is being edited by
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Received his Ph.D. from Department of Agricultural Chemistry, The University of Tokyo. He is presently working as Professor in Department of Biological Science, Sungkyunkwan University. He served as a Editorial Board Member of various journals like Molecules and Cells.He acted as a Organizer, Chairman of Bomun Conference Committee, KSBMB. He acted as  Secretary for International Affairs, Korean Society for Glycoscience. 

Cheorl-Ho KIM
Department of Biological Science
Sungkyunkwan University
Tel: +82-31-290-7002
Fax: +82-31-290-7000
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Special issue entitled: "Modeling Bioremediation of Petroleum and its Products" is being edited by
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Dr. Randhir Deo is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the College of Natural & Applied Sciences at University of Guam. Dr. Deo graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology in 1997. He received his Master’s degree in Chemistry in 2000 from University of the South Pacific, Fiji. He then moved to United States where he completed his second Master’s in 2004 and a Ph.D. in 2005, both in Chemistry, from New Mexico State University. His Ph.D. thesis was titled “Novel electrodes for electrochemical detection”. Prior to joining University of Guam, Dr. Deo was Postdoctoral Research Associate at Arizona State University, where he worked on inter-disciplinary research for predicting the fate and designing cleanup strategies of environmental contaminants.

Randhir Deo
Assistant Professor
University of Guam
Mangilao, Guam 96923
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Special issue entitled: "Petroleum Geology" is being edited by
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Thamer Khaz’al Al-Ameri is professor of petroleum geology in the department of geology, college of science, University of Baghdad. He holds a BSc. in geology from the same university in 1969 as well as higher diploma in Engineering Geology/ Sulfur Exploitation from the polish mine authority in Krarov-Poland at 1971 and accordingly worked as geologist for sulfur exploration and exploitation in Mishraq Sulfur Mine, Northern Iraq (1970-1975). He received PhD degree from the University of London, Kings College (1975-1980) in Palynology and Petroleum Geology. He hold certificate in organic geochemistry from Russian Geochemical Institute in Moscow at 1985. His academic work was assistant professor in the University of Salahuddin in Erbil, North Iraq (1980-1991) and as professor of palynology and petroleum geology in the University of Baghdad (1992-till now). He published five text books and 96 scientific articles (in International Journals) with supervising 18 MSc and 20 PhD theses on palynostratigraphy, palynofacies, organic geochemistry, biomarkers and petroleum systems and consultancy work to the Iraqi Oil Exploration Company. He participated in International conferences in UK, USA, Norway, France, Spain, Russia, Australia, Malaysia, Libya, Egypt, Jordon, Syria and Iraq. Organization of the 1st Petroleum Geology of Iraq Symposium 21-22 May 2010 and International Conference on Iraqi Oil Studies to be held in 20-22 December 20 11 in the University of Baghdad are of his performance as well as previous geological conferences of two in the Universities of Baghdad (1999) and Salahuddin (1989) and two for the Iraqi Geological Union (1998 & 2001).

Thamer K Al-Ameri
Department of Palynology and Petroleum Geology
University of Baghdad
Tel: 009641-7755152
Fax: 009641-7184690
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