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Professor Mahendra Rai

Visiting Professor

Professor Mahendra  Rai,PhD

Email: mahendra.rai@v.umk.pl

Telephone (56) 611 4384

Room: C143



Orcid ID 0000-0003-0291-0422

Research interests:

Microbial biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology-  bioinspired synthesis of nanoparticles,  Understanding the mechanism, Plants and nano-based antimicrobials

Awards and Fellowships

  • Father T.A. Mathias award, 1989 by All India Association for Christian Higher Education, New Delhi for excellence in teaching and research.
  • Elected Fellow of Maharashtra Academy of Sciences, 2016
  • Awarded SERC visiting fellowship by DST, New Delhi, 1996
  • Awarded INSA visiting fellowship, 1998
  • Visiting scientist award (from April-June, 1999), Turin, Italy
  • Medini award for book on Herbal Medicines, by  Govt of India, June 5,  2001
  • Associateship for 3-years by TWAS, Trieste, Italy to work on AM fungi in Brazil, 2003
  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Bioenergetics, University of Geneva, Switzerland, May-June, 2004
  • Hungarian Scholarship by Hungarian Scholarship Board, to visit Department of Plant Protection, Debrecen University, Hungary (October 2005-January 2006, and 2008).
  • Awarded by IDVL for yeoman services in Microbiology 2005
  • Visiting Scientist, Biological Chemistry Laboratory, State University of Campinas, Under Indo-Brazil collaborative Project sponsored by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and CNPq, Brazil Government (Three visits :2009, 2011, 2012)
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun Poland (2012, 2014)
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute of Chemistry, State University of Campinas in 2013
  • Visiting Scientist, Nanotechnology Center, VSB Technical University Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2015
  • Visiting Professor Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Rosario, Argentina (2016)
  • Basic Science Research Faculty Fellowship by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, Government of India (2017-2020)
  • Life Time Achievement Award on March 22, 2018 at the hands of Smt Pratibha Patil, Honorable Former President of India
  • Featured in Stanford’s list of top 2% scientists under Nanoscience and nanotechnology (3rd)

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