Ritesh Pattnaik

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ritesh Pattnaik received his doctoral degree from National Rice Research Institute (NRRI) - Utkal University in 2018. His doctoral work was emphasized on “Microbially mediated cycling of iron in anoxic rice soils”. During his course of doctoral study, Dr. Pattnaik analysed on biologically triggered soil nutrient management strategies amended with chemical and organic fertilizers for rice production in both flooded and non-flooded conditions. He received exposure to various techniques for microbiological cultivation and molecular characterization of iron reducers in paddy ecosystems. Dr. Pattnaik graduated his Master’s degree in Microbiology from Orissa University of Agriculture at Technology and thereafter took teaching assignments as a faculty at College of Basic Science and Humanities, OUAT. He joined School of Biotechnology in 2010 and has more than 10 years of teaching experience is tutoring Basic Biology, Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology in both MSc., B.Tech and M.Tech Biotechnology dual degree programmes. He is also involved in scientific research and have published research articles and book chapters in both national and international repute. Presently, his research interest is focused on microbial intervention in environmental waste management and circular bioeconomy. He has guided 5 students for their MSc. and M.Tech. Biotechnology dissertation programmes and several students for their internships.

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Email :
[email protected]
Scopus Id :
57038638400
Google Scholar :
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=koqNlWcAAAAJ&hl=en

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Educational Qualification
Doctor in Philosophy (PhD), Microbiology

Administrative Responsibility
  1. Examination in charge
  2. Course Coordinator
  3. Academic Laboratory in-charge


Awards & Honours
  1. Junior Research Fellow - Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
  2. Best Poster award In: National Seminar on “Emerging Trends in Plant Sciences: Morphology to Biotechnology,” Ravenshaw University


Memberships
  1. Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)
  2. Indian Science Congress (ISC)
  3. American Society of Microbiologists (ASM)

Journals/Conferences :
1. Ojha S, Singh P, Mishra S, Pattnaik R, Dixit S, Verma S (2020) Response surface methodology-based optimization and scale-up production of Amylase from a novel bacterial Strain, Bacillus aryabhattai KIIT BE-1. Biotechnology Reports (Accepted).

2. Mishra R, Singh PK, Dash S, Pattnaik R* (2018) Microbial pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass for enhanced biomethanation and waste management. 3 Biotech 8: 458.

3. Pattnaik R*, Mishra AK, Ramakrishnan B (2017) Influence of soil amendment on iron reduction in paddy field and crop improvement. Journal of Advanced Microbiology 3(1): 34-42.

4. Pattnaik R*, Mishra AK, Ramakrishnan B (2016) Fe(III) reduction potential in rice soil as influenced by microbial communities under flooded condition. Journal of Advanced Microbiology 2(6): 285-298.

5. Mohanty D, Jena R, Choudhury PK, Pattnaik R, Mohapatra S, Saini MR (2016) Milk Derived Antimicrobial Bioactive Peptides: A Review, International Journal of Food Properties, 19:4, 837-846.

Books :
1. Srichandan H, Puneet K. Singh, Pattnaik R, Mishra S (2019) Bioenergetics and Evolutionary Relationship in Biomethanation with Respect to Mcr. Biogas; New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi.

2. Singh P, Pattnaik R, Pal S, Debosmita Chakraborty D, Mishra S (2019) Microbial pretreatment of biogasifiable substrates: A step towards a zero-waste system. RDWU Bulletin of Science, Vol -1.

3. Ramakrishnan B, Patel D, Pattnaik R, Rekha S, Mishra AK (2009) Relevance of iron cycling and associated microorganisms in rice ecosystems. pp. 121-138. In: Agriculturally important microorganisms, Volume 1, Academic World International, India.