Dr. MD Balakumaran is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, D.G. Vaishnav College, affiliated to University of Madras, Chennai, India. He holds his PhD degree in Applied Microbiology-Botany from the Centre for Advanced Studies in Botany, University of Madras, India. Prior to his doctorate, he has been worked in various research projects funded by both Govt. and Private sectors. Dr. MD Balakumaran has over 10 years of research experience in the field of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology. He has two years of teaching experience in Microbiology and has guided many students for their Masterís dissertation work. To his credit, he has so far published 20 research articles in internationally peer reviewed journals, 1 book chapter and 14 abstracts in National and International Conferences. Importantly, three of his research papers were featured in the ScienceDirect Top 25 List of Hottest Articles, Elsevier B.V., The Netherlands. Besides, he has received three Best Paper Awards. He is a member of Indian Association of Applied Microbiologists and International Society for Infectious Diseases. Also, he is serving as a reviewer for many reputed journals including African Journal of Biotechnology, American Journal of Biotechnology and Medical Research, Applied Materials Today, Current Biotechnology, Current Nanomaterials, Journal of Cluster Science, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Journal of Nanomaterials, Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering C, Medicinal Plant Research and 3 Biotech.
Environmental microbiology, Bioprocess technology, Nanobiotechnology, Natural products and Enzyme technology