Durban University of Technology
Suvardhan Kanchi was born in 1979. He studied chemistry at the Sri Venkateswara University, India. He holds an M.Sc. degree (2001-2003) in Applied Chemistry and Ph.D., (2005-2010) in Analytical Chemistry from the same University. He joined with Prof. T.S. Chin’s team Feng Chia University, Taiwan as a Post Doctoral Fellow and was involved in the nano-confinement of gold nanoparticles and their characterization techniques. In the same lab, he developed green energy waste (bio-hydrogen/bio-diesel residue) into activated carbons and their characterization to evaluate the adsorption capacity of inorganic and organic wastes from aqueous solution. He is currently working as a Research Scientist at Durban University of Technology, Durban South Africa and his interest mainly involves in fabrication of biosensors to study electrochemical aspects of high intensity artificial sweeteners and developing protocols for the separation of organic molecules from food stuffs. Recently, he designed lab-made microbial fuel cell and generating electricity from waste waters and algae. He is lecturer and author & co-author of around 25 publications and editorial board member for 8 international journals. He is acting as a reviewer for more than 20 international journals. He is a life member in Indian Society of Analytical Scientists (ISAS), India and Senior Member in Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological& Environmental Engineering Society, Hong Kong.