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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