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Dr. Paromita Chakraborty

Ph.D

Research Assistant Professor


Dr. Paromita Chakraborty joined SRM Research Institute and Department of Civil Engineering as Assistant Professor in 2012. Dr. Chakraborty obtained her PhD degree in Natural Sciences with full term scholarship from Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr.Chakraborty specializes in fate, transport and remediation of  organic contaminants. Dr. Chakraborty is leading the “Environmental Science and Technology Laboratory” in SRM Research Institute.

Professional Experience

  • SRM University, Kattankulathur, India –Associate Professor (Since March' 2017)
  • SRM University, Kattankulathur, India –Assistant Professor (Jan'2012-Feb'2017)
  • Savannah State University, Georgia, USA - Post-doctoral Research Associate (2011-2012)
  • City University of Hong Kong, HKSAR - Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2010-2011)
  • Guangzhou Institute of Organic Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences,China - Post-doctoral Research Scholar (2009-2010)

Awards/Honors

  • Full-Time PhD Scholarship awarded by the‘Chinese Academy of Sciences’ to pursue PHD from Guangzhou Institute of Organic Geochemistry, Guangzhou, China (2006-2009).
  • Travel Award by the 13th International conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium, to deliver talk in Perth, Australia(2009).
  • Co-authored 1st Runner-Up Best Policy Analysis paper for 2011, in the journal of American Chemical Society: Environmental Science and Technology.
  • Travel Award by the 15th International conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium, to deliver talk in Hawaii, USA(2013).
  • Young Scientist Of The Year Award for 2014 awarded in International Conference on Environment and Ecology, 2-4 March, 2015, Science city, Kolkata organized by Foundation of Science and Environment, Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment.
  • Travel Award by the 16th International conference of the Pacific Basin Consortium, to deliver talk in in “E-waste session” at Depok, Indonesia(2015).
  • Early Career Chemist by the 2015 International Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM 2015).
  • Eminent Young Scientist of the Year 2015 for Environmental Science and Technology awarded in International Conference on Environment and Ecology, 7th March, 2016, Bharthiar University, Coimbatore, organized by Foundation of Science and Environment, Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment.
  • Distinguished Young Scientist of the Year 2016 for Environmental Conservation awarded in International Conference on Environment and Ecology, 27thMarch, 2017, St Xaviers College, Ranchi, organized by Foundation of Science and Environment, Scientific and Environmental Research Institute, Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, NewDelhi.
  • Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship 2016 by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF).

Funded Research Projects

  • Atmospheric Emission and Risk Assessment of   Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Dioxins and Furans during Electronic Waste Recycling in Chennai, DST SERB Fast-track Project SR/FTP/ES-44/2012; Project Amount:27 LAKH INR; Period:2014-2017
  • Bioavailability of Dioxin like Polychlorinated biphenyls, Dioxins and Furans released due to combustion of electronic waste in Chennai: Implications for Risk Assessment, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate ChangeProject no. Q-14011/43/2013-CPW(EHC); Project Amount:51.43 LAKH INR; Period:2016-2019
  • SRM University Excellence Grant 2016-2017

Patent Filed

Title:A Polymer Pencil from Recycled plastic. File No.201641005428. TEMP/E1/4765/2016CHE.

Inventors: Dr. Paromita Chakraborty and Mr. Elvis Dsouza from EDPC Polymer Industries

Industry Collaboration

  • EDPC Polymer Industries, Thane Maharashtra
  • Hiyoshi Corporation, Japan and Hiyoshi India
  • EGSS, Chennai

 


  • Multi-media movement of persistent organic pollutants in the hotspots of Indian cities
  • Long Range Atmospheric Transport of persistent organic pollutants
  • Quantification and ecological impact assessment of emerging contaminants of concern in riverine and marine environment of India
  • Cost-effective remediation techniques for emerging organic contaminants in soil, sediement, water and wastewater

Dr. Chakraborty and her research group is working on the environmental occurrences, source identification, fate and behavior of emerging contaminants of concern, persistent organic pollutants (e.g., organochlorine pesticides, industrial chemicals etc) and toxic metals from a specified matrix. Prime focus is on investigating the inter-media transfer/re-mobilization of emerging organic pollutants that are persistent or pseudo-persistent in nature and undergo bio-accumulation/biomagnifications. Study area includes but not limited to hotspots in Indian cities like open solid waste dumping grounds, informal electronic waste recycling workshops as well as riverine/marine environment of India. Research is carried out on modeling the long range atmospheric transport or trans-boundary movement of quantified organic contaminants and assessment of potential threat to the surrounding ecosystem. Current research initiatives target identification of cost-effective monitoring techniques and clean-up methodologies for contaminated sites.

Research Facilities in Environmental Science and Technology Lab

Instrument

Make

Gas chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

Agilent, USA

GC-ECD

Agilent, USA

Rotary Evaporator

Buchi, Switzerland

Microwave Extractor and Digestor

CEM,USA

Solidphase Extractor

Agilent, USA

Lyophilizer/Freeze dryer

SP Scientific, USA

Soxhlet Apparatus

SISCO India

Water Quality Testing Kit (Field and Table)

Wensar Machines, India

High volume Active air Sampler

Envirotech India

Nitrogen Blowdown

DBK Inst, India

 

 

Post Doctoral Fellow

  • Dr.Srimurali Sampath

MSc: Bharatidasan University, 2008

PHD:Bharatidasan University, 2014

Dr.Srimurali is currently working on emerging contaminants in the environment that affect respiratory, cardiovascular, immune and reproductive systems. His focus area are ecotoxicogenomics, matrix exchange process and human health risk assessment.

Ph.D Scholars (Full Time)

  • Mr.Sakthivel Selvaraj

BSc: A.M.Jain College, 2008

MSc: Anna University, 2011

He is currently working on Bioavailability of Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins and furans.  

  • Mr.Balasubramanian Prithiviraj

B.E: VEC, Anna University,2013

M.Tech: SRM University, 2015

He is a research fellow in DST funded project. He is working on Atmospheric Emission and Transport of polychlorinated biphenyls and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in Tamilnadu. 

  • Ms.Moitraiyee Mukhopadhayay

B.Tech: Visvesvaraya Technological University,2012

M.Tech: SRM University, 2015

She is working on the sources and fate of endocrine disruption compounds in Hooghly estuary. 

  • Mr. Sanchorajan

B.Tech: Karunya University,2013

M.Tech: SRM University, 2015

He is currently working on developing bio-remediation technique for complete removal of Polyaromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH), from contaminated industrial effluent.

  • Ms.Sanjenbam Nirmala Khuman

B.Tech: Gandhigram University, 2010

M.Tech: SRM University, 2015

She is working on fate and transport of pesticides contamination in the Hoogly River Estuary.

Ph.D Scholars (Part-time)

  • Ms.Sija Arun

M.Tech: Calicut University, 1999

Currently working as Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering, SRM University

She is working on occurrence and removal techniques of pharmaceuticals in the wastewater treatment plants.

M.Tech/M.Sc Project Thesis

  • Shruthi Ravindran 2016-present (EnvironmentalEngg.)
  • Kanishtha Dubey 2016-present (EnvironmentalEngg.)
  • Jairaj Ruppa 2016-present (EnvironmentalEngg.)
  • Ronnie Rex 2016-present (EnvironmentalEngg.)
  • Sindhuja.R,  2016-2017 (EnvironmentalEngg.)
  • Geethu .V, 2015-2016 (EnvironmentalEngg.)
  • Sanjenbam Nirmala Khuman, 2014-2015(EnvironmentalEngg.)
  • Balasubramanian Prithiviraj, 2014-2015(EnvironmentalEngg.)
  • Rajkumar.M, 2014-2015 (M.Sc Chemistry)
  • Mirunalini.V 2013-2014(EnvironmentalEngg.)
  • Sriram Bharadwaj 2013-2014(EnvironmentalEngg)
  • Anwesha Pattanaik 2013-2014(GeneticEngg.)

B.TechTrainees

  • Debayan Majumdar, 2016-2017 (Chemical Engg.)
  • Bhagyaraja M, 2015-2016 (Civil Engg.)
  • Y. Sairutwik Reddy, 2015-2016 (Civil Engg.)
  • Revanth Vytla, 2015-2016 (Civil Engg.)
  • Nishanth Tedla, 2015-2016 (Civil Engg.)
  • Srikanth Dammalapati, 2014-2015 (Nanotechnology)
  • Srikanth Gokuvarapu 2014-2015 (Nanotechnology)

Visiting Scholars/Summer interns

  • Ms. Piya Mohsin, IISER, Kolkata
  • Ms. K.L. Subhavana, PhD Scholar, IIT Hyderabad, 2016
  • Mr. ViswasamIssac Karunaharan, M.Tech Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University Tiruchirappalli,2015
  • Ms. Maruthai Shalini, B.Tech, EME(Ecole des Metiers de l’Environment), France, 2015
  • Ms. Ciarlo Maxime, B.Tech, EME(Ecole des Metiers de l’Environment), France, 2015

 


Selected Publications

  •  Persistent organic pollutants in human breast milk in India. Gnanasekaran, D.; Subramanian, A.; Someya, M.;    Sudaryanto, A.; Kunisue, T.; Takahashi, S., Paromita Chakraborty; Tanabe, S. Environmental Pollution, 2008. Jan; 157(1): 148-54. Impact Factor: 5.0  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749106004301
  • Passive Air Sampling of Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Organochlorine Compounds, and Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Urban, Rural and Wetland Sites along the Coastal  of India. Zhang, G.; Paromita Chakraborty; Sampathkumar, P.; Balasubramanian, T.; Kathiresan, K.; Takahashi, S.; Subramanian, A.; Tanabe, S.; Jones, K. C. Environmental Science and Technology; 2008, 42 (22), pp 8218–8223; DOI: 10.1021/es8016667. Impact Factor: 6.198  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021%2Fes8016667
  • Accumulating characteristics of platinum group elements (PGE) in urban environments, China Suhong Pan, Gan Zhang , Yali Sun , Paromita Chakraborty. Science of the Total Environment, 2008. Jul 1;407(14): 4248-52. Impact Factor: 4.9  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969709003349
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants in Breast Milk of Mothers residing around an Open Dumping Site in Kolkata, India: Specific Dioxin-Like PCB Levels as a Potential Source. Masayuki Someya, Masako Ohtake, Tatsuya Kunisue, Annamalai Subramanian, Shin Takahashi, Paromita Chakraborty, Ramesh Ramachandran, Shinsuke Tanabe. Environment International, 2009, 36 (1), 27-35. Impact Factor: 7.08  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412009002013
  • Selected organochlorine pesticides in the atmosphere of major Indian cities: levels, regional versus local variations and sources. Paromita Chakraborty; Zhang, G.; Takahashi, S.; Subramanian, A.; Tanabe, S.; Jones, K. C. Environmental Science and Technology; 2010. 44 (21), pp 8038–8043. DOI: 10.1021/es102029t. Impact Factor: 6.198  http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es102029t
  • Perfluorinated compounds in the Asian atmosphere. Environmental Science and Technology; 2011. Jun Li, Sabino Del Vento, Jasmin Schuster, Gan Zhang, Paromita Chakraborty, Yuso Kobara and Kevin C. Jones. Environmental Science and Technology; 45 (17), pp 7241–7248. DOI: 10.1021/es201739t. Impact Factor: 6.198 . http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es201739t
  • Have reductions in atmospheric PCBs in rich countries been achieved partly by export of toxic wastes?  Knut Breivik, Rosalinda Gioia, Paromita Chakraborty, Gan Zhang and Kevin C. Jones. Environmental Science and Technology, 2011.  ISSN 0013-936X.  45(21), s 9154- 9160 . DOI: 10.1021/es202320c. Impact Factor: 6.198
  •  A comparison study of atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in three Indian cities using PUF disk passive air samplers. 2013. Hairong Cheng, Zongming Deng, Paromita Chakraborty, Di Liu, Ruijie Zhang, YueXu, ChunlinLuo, Gan Zhang, Jun Li. 73, 16-21, 2013. Atmospheric Environment. Impact Factor: 3.6 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S135223101300157X
  • Atmospheric Polychlorinated biphenyls in Indian cities: Levels, Emission Sources and Toxicity. *Paromita Chakraborty*; Gan Zhang; Sabine Eckhardt; Jun Li; Knut Breivik; Paul Lam; Shinsuke Tanabe; Kevin Jones. Environmental Pollution 2013; 182: 283-290. Impact Factor: 5.0.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749113004016
  •  Atmospheric polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCNs) in India and Pakistan. YueXu, Jun Li, Paromita Chakraborty, Jabir Hussain Syed, RiffatNaseem Malik, Yan Wang,ChongguoTian, ChunlingLuo, Gan Zhang, Kevin C. Jones. Sci Total Environ 2014 Jan 28;466-467:1030-6. Impact Factor: 4.9 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969713008590
  • Screening of Atmospheric Short- and Medium-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins in India and Pakistan using Polyurethane Foam Based Passive Air Samplers. Chakra Chaemfa, YueXu, Jun Li, Paromita Chakraborty, Jabir Hussain Syed, RiffatNaseem Malik, Yan Wang, Jun Wen Lie, Gan Zhang, and Kevin C Jones. Environmental Science & Technology 2014, 48, 4799−4808. Impact Factor: 6.198 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es405186m
  • Occurrence and sources of selected organochlorine pesticides in the soil of seven major Indian cities: Assessment of air-soil exchange. 2015 *Paromita Chakraborty, Zhang G, Li J, Sivakumar A, Jones KC..Environmental Pollution 204(0): 74-80. Impact Factor: 5.0. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749115001955
  • Occurrence, Sources and Estimation of Air-Soil Exchange of Polychlorinated biphenyls in Indian cities.*Paromita Chakraborty, Zhang G, Li J, SakthivelSelveraj, Knut Breivik and Kevin Jones.  Science of the Total Environment 2016; 562: 928-934Impact Factor: 4.9. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749115001955
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides in River Brahmaputra from the outer Himalayan Range and River Hooghly emptying into the Bay of Bengal: occurrence, sources and ecotoxicological risk assessment. *Paromita Chakraborty, SanjenbamNirmalaKhuman, SakthivelSelvaraj,;SrimuraliSampath, Ningombam Linthhoingambi Devi, John Bang, AthanasiosKatsoyiannis. Environmental Pollution. Impact Factor: 5.0http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0269749116305565
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls in settled dust from informal electronic waste recycling workshops and nearby highways in urban centers and suburban industrial roadsides of Chennai city, India: Levels, Congener profiles and Exposure Assessment.*Paromita Chakraborty, BalasubramanianPrithiviraj, SakthivelSelvaraj, Virendra Kumar and Bhupander Kumar.  Science of Total Environment; Impact Factor: 4.9. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716315741
  • Domestic wastewater treatment using constructed wetland: an efficient and alternative way; J. S. Sudarsan, R. Annadurai, M. Mukhopadhyay, P. Chakraborty, S. Nithiyanantham.  Sustainable Water Resources Management; 2017 July pp 1-7; https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40899-017-0164-x

*corresponding author


Ph.D Course Work

  • Instrumental Monitoring of Environment
  • Environment Chemistry
  • Spectroscopic Analysis
  • Mass Transfer in Air, Soil and Water Interaction

M.Tech Courses–Environmental Engineering in Department of Civil Engineering

  • Solidwaste Management (Theory)
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (Theory)
  • Transport of Water and Wastewater (Theory)
  • Water and Wastewater Transport Model (Practical)

Committed, hardworking and motivated students with background in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineeringand Environmental Biotechnology can contact for training and internship.

Opportunities : Committed, hardworking and motivated students with background in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Environmental Biotechnology can contact for training and internship.

Contact Details:
Office: R-09, 13th Floor, Central Library Building,
SRM University, Kattankulathur, Kancheepuram.
Tamil Nadu, India. PIN:603203
Emailparomita.c@res.srmuniv.ac.in
Tel: +91-44-27417909
Fax: +91-44-27456702