CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Dr.Yasmin Khambhaty
Scientist
Academic Qualifications
    Ph.D (Microbiology)
Contact Details
Dr.Yasmin Khambhaty
Scientist

Leather processing
CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute
Adyar, Chennai – 600 020
e-mail: ykhambhaty@gmail.com,
Phone:91 44 24437135


Qualification
 

M.Sc. (Bhavnagar University, Gujarat).

Ph.D. (Bhavnagar University, Gujarat)

Area of Interest:
 
  • Microbiology
  • Bioremediation
  • Enzymology and Biofuels

Research Experience

Possess thirteen years of research experience in various aspects related to marine and environmental microbiology: Studies on seaweed polysaccharide degrading enzymes from marine bacteria (agarase, carrageenase), effect of pollutants on quality and quantity of pathogenic and non pathogenic microbial flora, bioremediation of pollutants using marine fungi and bacteria, studies on microbial community associated with seawater desalination membranes, studies on biofuels from marine macroalgae using acidic as well as enzymatic hydrolysis…

Articles in Monograph

  • Tewari A., Basha S., Raghunathan C., Sravan Kumar V.G., Trevedi R.H., Khambhaty Y., Joshi H.V., Kotiwar O.S. 2006. Environmental impact assessment studies of Kappaphycus cultivation. Ed. A.Tewari. Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, India. Vol.1, pp 262-267.
  • Tewari A., Khambhaty Y. 2006. Food, nutritional and neutraceutical quality of marine macroalgae. Ed. A.Tewari. Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, India. Vol.2, pp 87-114.
  • Khambhaty Y., Mody K., Parekh R.G. 2006. Carrageenans from Indian Marine Algae. Ed. A.Tewari. Recent advances on applied aspects of Indian marine algae with reference to global scenario. Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, India. Vol.2, pp. 185-199.   

Patents granted

  • Yasmin Khambhaty, Kalpana Mody and Bhavnath Jha. Method for the preparation of κ- carrageenase. Patent No. US 7,951,561 B2, WO 2007110685 A1, KR 2009007736 A, CN 101415722 A, JP 2009531055 W.
List of Publications

International

1 Y Khambhaty, K Mody & S Basha. 2012. Efficient removal of Brilliant Blue G (BBG) from aqueous solutions by marine Aspergillus wentii: Kinetics, equilibrium and process design. Ecological Engineering. 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.01.002. SCI Impact factor 2011: 2.203.
2 Y Khambhaty, K Mody, MR Gandhi, SK Thampy, P Maiti, H Brahmbhatt, K Eswaran & PK Ghosh. 2012. Kappaphycus alvarezii as a source of bioethanol. Bioresource Technology. 103:180–185, SCI Impact factor 2011: 4.365.
3 Y Khambhaty & J Plumb. 2011. Characterization of bacterial population associated with a brackish water chemically modified biomass of marine Aspergillus wentii. Water Air and Soil Pollution. 215:679–691, SCI Impact factor 2009: 1.676.
4 Y Khambhaty, K Mody, S Basha & B Jha. 2009. Biosorption of Cr(VI) onto marine Aspergillus niger: experimental studies and pseudo-second order kinetics. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 25: 1413-1421, SCI Impact factor 2009: 1.082.
5 Y Khambhaty, K Mody, S Basha & B Jha. 2009. Biosorption of inorganic mercury on to dead biomass of desalination membrane. Desalination. 269: 35–40, SCI Impact factor 2009: 2.034.
6 Y Khambhaty, K Mody, S Basha & B Jha. 2011. Equilibrium modeling for biosorption of safranin onto marine Aspergillus niger: Kinetics, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies 26(3): 531-539. Environmental Engineering Science. 26 (3), 531-539, SCI Impact factor 2009: 1.111.
7 Y Khambhaty, K Mody, S Basha & B Jha. 2009. Kinetics, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies on biosorption of hexavalent chromium by dead fungal biomass of marine Aspergillus niger. Chemical Engineering Journal. 145: 489–495, SCI Impact factor 2009: 2.816
8 Y Khambhaty, K Mody, S Basha & B Jha. 2008. Pseudo-second-order kinetic models for the sorption of Hg(II) onto dead biomass of marine Aspergillus niger: Comparison of linear and non-linear methods. Colloids and surfaces A: physicochemical and engineering aspect. 328: 40-43, SCI Impact factor 2008: 1.926.
9 Y Khambhaty, K Mody & B Jha. 2008. Purification, characterization and application of a novel extracellular agarase from a marine Bacillus megaterium. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. 13:366-373, SCI Impact factor 2008: 1.653.
10 Y Khambhaty, K Mody, S Basha & B Jha. 2008. Hg(II) removal from aqueous solution by dead fungal biomass of marine Aspergillus niger: Kinetic studies. Separation Science and Technology. 43: 1221 – 1238, SCI Impact factor 2008: 1.139.
11 Y Khambhaty, K Mody & B Jha. 2007. Purification and characterization of κ-carrageenase from a novel γ-proteobacterium, Pseudomonas elongata (MTCC 5261) syn. Microbulbifer elongates comb. Nov. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. 12: 668-675, SCI Impact factor 2008: 1.653.
12 Y Khambhaty, K Mody, B Jha & V Gohel. 2007. Statistical optimization of medium components for carrageenase production by Pseudomonas elongata. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 40: 813-822, SCI Impact factor 2008: 1.969
13 A Tewari, HV Joshi, RH Trivedi, VG Sravankumar, C Raghunathan, Y Khambhaty, OS Kotiwar & SK Mandal, 2001.Effect of ship scrapping industry and its associated wastes in the biomass production and the biodiversity of flora and fauna of Alang. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 42:461- 468, SCI Impact factor 2001: 1.052
 

Indian

1 C Raghunathan, A Tewari & Y Khambhaty. 2007. Investigation on imposex in different species of neogastropods along the Indian coast. Zoological Survey of India, National symposium on conservation and valuation of marine biodiversity. 309-329.
2 C Raghunathan, A Tewari, Y Khambhaty & JT Jyothinayagam, 2007. Studies on epiphytic fauna of seaweed and its relationship with ambient fauna of seawater and sediment of northwest coast of India. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology. 6(2): 209-228
3 C Raghunathan, A Tewari, Y Khambhaty & JT Jyothinayagam, 2007. Effect of soda ash industry effluent on seaweed epiphytic and ambient fauna in in situ condition in northwest coast of India. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology. 6(1): 1-14.
4 Y Khambhaty, C Raghunathan & A Tewari. 2005. Studies on pathogenic and non pathogenic bacteria of edible marine fishes and their relationship with the bacteria of their ambient environment of Saurashtra coast of Gujarat. Nature Environment and Pollution Technology. 4(3): 313-326
5 A Tewari, C Raghunathan, Y Khambhaty & RN Jadeja. 2005. Effect of soda ash industry effluent on seaweed epiphytic and ambient fauna in in situ condition on northwest coast of India. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences- India 75 (B) IV 271-282
6 C Raghunathan, A Tewari, HV Joshi, VG Sravan Kumar, RH Trivedi & Y Khambhaty. 2003. Impact of turbidity on intertidal macrofauna at Gopnath, Mahuva and Veraval coast (west coast of India) Condition on the Saurashtra Coast of Gujarat. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences. 32 (3): 214-221, SCI Impact factor 2002: 0.143.
7 A Tewari, C Raghunathan, HV Joshi, Y Khambhaty & PK Ghosh. 2002. Imposex in Thais and Ocenebra species (Mollusca, Neogastropoda, Muricidae) from Saurashtra coast of Gujarat. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences. 31(4): 321-328, SCI Impact factor 2002: 0.143
8 A Tewari, HV Joshi, C Raghunathan, VG Sravan Kumar & Y Khambhaty, 2001. Effect of heavy metal pollution on growth, carotenoid content and bacterial flora in the gut of Perna viridis (L.) in in situ condition. Current Science. 81(7): 819- 828, SCI Impact factor 2001: 0.567.

Awards & Honours

  • Awarded Senior Research Associateship by CSIR, New Delhi, India, 08/2009-07/2011.
  • Recipient of International Visitor Programme by Dublin City University, Ireland, 2010.
  • Recipient of Endeavour Research Fellowship by Australian Government, Australia, 2008.
  • Awarded for Best oral presentation at “XXIInd Gujarat Science Congress held at Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India, 2008.
  • Award for Best oral presentation at “National Conference on Emerging Trends in Microbiology & Biotechnology at Bikaner, Rajasthan, India, 2007.
  • Awarded Research Associateship by CSIR, New Delhi, India, 04/2006- 04/2009
  • Awarded Senior Research Fellowship by CSIR, New Delhi, India, 10/2002-10/2005