Dr. Santosh Kumar
Dr. Santosh Kumar Assistant Professor Department of Food Engineering and Technology (Nominated Expert, IICR, Cell; Member, NISP, Cell)
QUALIFICATIONS M.Tech. & Ph.D. (JU, Kolkata), PDF (KTH Sweden)
AREA OF INTERESTS
  • Biopolymer-nanocomposites for sustainable food packaging
  • Edible films/coatings to extend shelf-life of fruits and vegetables
  • Multi-functional nanomaterials for food and environment
  • Green synthesis of nanomaterials/nanoparticles
  • Hydrothermal growth of nanomaterials
CONTACT: Phone: 9435691100 Email: s.kumar@cit.ac.in
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ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3017-4872

Researcher iD: U-3057-2017

Google Scholar iD: Ayvo6qwAAAAJ

Vidwan iD: 200568

ACHIEVMENTS:

 

Awards and Honours

 

Sep 2021 - present

Review Editor, Frontiers in Food Science and Technology (Speciality section of Food Packaging and Preservation)

Aug 2021 - present

Editorial Board Member, Food Science and Engineering” Journal

Apr 2021

Received CRS Medal Award (Lecture) by “The Society Chirantan Rasayan Sanstha”, India

Nov 2019

Associate, DBT, Government of India

Nov 2018 - Nov 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF), at Functional and Nano-Materials (FNM) Groups, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Apr 2018 - present

Editorial Board Member, “Combinatorial Chemistry and High Throughput Screening” Journal

Sep 2017

International Travel Support (ITS) Grant, by SERB, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Aug 2017

DBT Overseas Associateship Award, by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India

July 2007 - May 2009

Graduate Aptitude Test Examination (GATE) Fellowship during M. Tech. by Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India

Mar 2007

Qualified, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2007) with about 98 percentiles

Mar 2006

Qualified, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2006) with about 93 percentiles

 

Membership of the Professional Bodies/Societies

 

 2012 - present

Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, India (AFSTI); Life Member

 2012 - present

Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), India; Life Member

 2021 - present

The Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI); Life Member

 2021 - present

The Society for Polymer Science, India (SPSI); Life Member

 2021 - present

Asian Polymer Association (APA); Life Member

 2021 - present

The Institute of Engineers (India); Life Member

 

Invited / Guest Lectures

 

9.   Delivered an Award Lecture on “Biopolymer-based Films and Coatings: Extension of Shelf-life of Fruits and Vegetables” during One day Webinar at “Science Beyond Boundary: Invention, Discovery, Innovation and Society” through online mode on April 30, 2021.

 

8.   Delivered an Invited Talk (as a Resource Person) on “Academics and Employability in COVID ERA: Roadmap for Food and Biochemical Sectors” during TEQIP-III supported National Seminar organized by the Department of Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering (FTBE), Jadavpur University, Kolkata on March16-17, 2021.

 

7.   Delivered a lecture on “Sustainable Food Packaging” for Master students (Spl.-Nanotechnology) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm on 14th Nov 2019.

 

6.   Delivered an Invited Talk Entitled "Environment-Friendly Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles & their Applications in Food Processing and Packaging" during Institute Seminar Series at Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar on 2nd May 2018.

 

5.   Delivered an Invited Talk Entitled "Applications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Food Sector” during Research Seminar Day 2018 at Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar on 20th March 2018.

 

4.   Delivered an Invited Talk Entitled "Plant-Mediated Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and their Applications in Life Sciences" during 4-days Hand on Training Cum Workshop on “Tools & Technique of Molecular Biology and their Application in Life Sciences” at Dept. of Biotechnology, Bodoland University on 18th March 2018.

 

3.   Delivered lectures on Food Science & Technology for Master degree students at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal during 02nd Nov - 06th Dec, 2017.

 

2.   Delivered lectures on Food Science & Technology for Master degree students at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal during 28th Nov - 03rd Dec, 2016.

 

1.   Delivered lectures on Food Science & Technology for Master degree students at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, West Bengal during 20 – 24th Dec, 2015.

 

Conferences / Seminars / Workshop Organized

 

 

v Member, Organizing Committee of “1st International Conference on Evolving Materials and Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development (EMNSD-2020)” organized at Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar on 15-16th December 2020.

 

v Convener, successfully organized a Two Days Workshop on “Food Safety & Management System (FSMS) & Internal Audit” at CIT Kokrajhar on 14-15th March 2018.

 

v Convener, successfully organized a Two Days Workshop on “Food Safety & Management System (FSMS) & Internal Audit” at Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar on 6-7th May 2016.

 

v Convener, successfully organized an annual fest “VICTUS-2012” at Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar on 16th Oct 2012.

 

v Convener, successfully organized a Two Days National Seminar on “Advancement in Food Technology: Role of Nanotechnology and Biochemical engineering” at HIT, Haldia, West Bengal on 5-6th May 2011 funded by AICTE, New Delhi.

RESEARCHES:

      Ongoing Projects

 

         1. “Use of non-toxic nano-formulations for prolonging shelf-life and reduction of post-                         harvest loss of mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata) of North-East India”, funded by                         Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India, 2021-2024 (Rs. 2.93                             Crores), a multi-Institutional project, as Principal Investigator.

 

        2. “Development of new functional nanocomposite coating/spray formulation to prolong the                  postharvest life of whole pineapple fruit”, funded by Department of Biotechnology                          (DBT), Government of India through NECBH, Guwahati, 2019-2021 (Rs. 11.25 Lakh),                  as Principal Investigator.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

S. No.

Authors

Title of the paper

Name of the Journal

Vol.

Month/

Year/

Page No.

21

S. Kumar*,

I.B.Basumatary

H.P.K Sudhani,

V.K Bajpai,

A. Mukherjee

Plant extract mediated silver nanoparticles and their applications as antimicrobials and in sustainable food packaging: A state-of-the-art review

Trends in Food Science & Technology (Elsevier)

IF-12.563

 

112

Jun/

2021/

651-666

20

S. Kumar,

F. Ye*,

B. Mazinani,

S. Dobretsov

J. Dutta*

Chitosan Nanocomposite Coatings Containing Chemically Resistant ZnO–SnOx Core–shell Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Antifouling

International Journal of Molecular Sciences

(MDPI)

IF-5.923

 

22(9)

Apr/

2021/

4513

19

I.B. Basumatary

A. Mukherjee,

V. Katiyar

S. Kumar, 

 

Biopolymer-based nanocomposite films and coatings: Recent advances in shelf-life improvement of fruits and vegetables

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

(Taylor & Francis)

IF-11.176

OA

Nov/

2020

18

S. Kumar*,

A. Mudai,

B. Roy,

I.B. Basumatary,

A. Mukherjee

J. Dutta

Biodegradable Hybrid Nanocomposite of Chitosan/Gelatin and Green Synthesized Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Food Packaging

Foods

(MDPI)

IF-4.350

 

9(9)

Aug/

  2020/

1143

17

S. Kumar, 

A. Mukherjee,

J. Dutta

Chitosan based nanocomposite films and coatings: Emerging antimicrobial food packaging alternatives

Trends in Food Science & Technology (Elsevier)

IF-12.563

97

Mar/

2020/

196-209

16

S. Kumar*,

J. C. Boro,

D. Ray,

A. Mukherjee,

J. Dutta

Bionanocomposite films of agar incorporated with ZnO nanoparticles as an active packaging material for shelf-life extension of green grape

Heliyon

(Elsevier)

6

Jun/

2019/ e01867

15

S. Kumar,

F. Ye,

S. Dobretsov,

J. Dutta

Chitosan Nanocomposite Coatings for Food, Paints, and Water Treatment Applications

Applied Sciences (MDPI)

IF-2.679

9

Jun/

2019/

2409

14

M. Swargiary,

A. Mitra,

D. Halder,

 S. Kumar*

Fruit extract capped colloidal silver nanoparticles and their application in reduction of methylene blue dye

Biocatalysis and Biotransformation

(Taylor and Francis)

IF-2.181

37

Jan/

2019/

183-189

13

A. Naskara,

H. Khana,

R. Sarkar,

S. Kumar,

D. Halder,

S. Jana

Anti-biofilm activity and food packaging application of room temperature solution process-based polyethylene glycol capped Ag-ZnO-graphene nanocomposite

Materials Science & Engineering C

(Elsevier)

IF-7.328

91

Jun/

2018/

743–753

12.

K. Basumatary

P. Daimary

     S.  K. Das

M. Thapa,

M. Singh,

A. Mukherjee

S. Kumar*

Lagerstroemia speciosa fruit-mediated synthesis of silver nanoparticles and its application as filler in agar-based nanocomposite films for antimicrobial

food packaging

Food Packaging and Shelf life

(Elsevier)

IF-6.429

17

Jun/

2018/

99–106

11.

 S. Kumar*,

A. Shukla

P.P. Baul

D. Halder,

A. Mitra

Biodegradable hybrid nanocomposites of chitosan/gelatin and silver nanoparticles for active food packaging applications

Food Packaging and Shelf life (Elsevier)

IF-6.429

16

Mar/

2018/

178–184

 

10.

 M. Swargiary

 S. Kumar*

 

One pot phytosynthesis of gold nanoparticles using aqueous extract of elephant apple- An eco-friendly approach

Oriental Pharmacy

and Experimental

Medicine

(Springer)

17

Jul/

2017/

285-289

 

9.

 J. Saha,

 A. Begum,

 A. Mukherjee

 S. Kumar*

A novel green synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their catalytic action in reduction of methylene blue dye

Sustainable Environment Research

(Elsevier)

IF-4.980

 

27

 

Apr/

2017/

245-250

 

8.

 S. Kumar,

 M. Singh,

 D. Halder,

A. Mitra

Plant latex capped colloidal silver nanoparticles: A potent anti-biofilm and fungicidal formulation

Journal of Molecular   Liquids (Elsevier)

IF-6.165

230

Jan/

2017/

705-713

 

7.

 S. Kumar,

 A. Mitra,

 D. Halder

Centella asiatica leaf mediated synthesis of silver nanocolloid and its application as filler in gelatin based antimicrobial nanocomposite film

LWT - Food Science   and Technology (Elsevier)

IF-4.952

 

75

Jan/ 2017/

    293-300

 

6.

 

S. Kumar,

 D. Halder,

 A. Mitra

Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles Synthesized using Latex of Jatropha   curcas and Lannea grandis

 

Journal of Surface Science & Technology

 

32

Dec/

2016/

115–120

 

5.

R. Kumari,

G. Brahma,

S. Rajak,

M. Singh,

S. Kumar*

Antimicrobial activity of green silver nanoparticles produced using aqueous leaf extract of Hydrocotyle rotundifolia

Oriental Pharmacy

and Experimental

Medicine

(Springer)

 

16

Sep/

2016/

   195-201

 

4.

 S. Kumar,

 M. Singh,

 D. Halder,

 A. Mitra

Lippia javanica: a cheap natural source for the synthesis of antibacterial silver nanocolloid

Applied Nanoscience

(Springer)

IF-3.674

 

6

Oct/

2016/

1001-

1007

 

3.

 S.R. Goswami

 T. Sahareen,

 M. Singh,

 S. Kumar

Role of biogenic silver nanoparticles in disruption of cell–cell adhesion in Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli biofilm

Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry

(Elsevier)

IF-6.064

 

26

Jun/

2015/

73–80

 

2.

 S. Kumar,

 M. Singh,

 D. Halder,

 A. Mitra

Mechanistic study of antibacterial activity of

biologically synthesized silver nanocolloids

Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects (Elsevier)

IF-4.539

449

May/

2014/

82–86

 

1.

 S. Kumar*,

 M. Swargiary,

 A. Brahma,

 S. Kumar,

 M. Singh

Biosynthesis of silver

nanoparticles using Premna herbacea leaf extract and evaluation of its antimicrobial activity against bacteria causing dysentery

International

Journal of Pharma

and Bio-Science

(SJIF): 7.446

4(4)

Oct/

2013/

378 – 384

COURSE ENGAGEMENT:
# Course Name Code Credits Semester
1 Food Packaging Technology FPT601 3 6
Units Chapter Course Materials/Slides
STUDENTS SUPERVISED:

1.      Indra Bhusan Basumatary

 

Doctoral Research Fellow

Email: 023indra@gmail.com 

Research/Project title: Development of biopolymer based edible coatings containing natural antimicrobials and antioxidants to prolong postharvest-life of locally grown economically important fruits

Year of Joining: 2019 (Current)

 

2.      Namrata Singh

 

M. Tech

Email: namratasingh.jmf@gmail.com    

Research/Project title: Carnauba wax-based edible coatings to extend postharvest-life of fruits and vegetables

Year of Joining: 2020 (Current)