Professional recognition, awards, fellowships received:
Qualified NET exam for CSIR-JRF (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Junior Research Fellowship) in Dec’2003.
Qualified ICMR-JRF (Indian Council of Medical Research-Junior Research Fellowship) in July’2004.
Scholarships and fellowships:
§ CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship from 1-9-2006 to 19-6-2008.
§ CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship from 1-9-2004 to 31-8-2006.
§ Kurukshetra University Research Scholarship from 23-2-2004 to 31-8-2004.
Completed: 1- KUK Minor Project of Rs. 70,000/- named, ‘Isolation and production of alkaline cellulase from bacterial species’ submitted in August, 2014
In progress: 1- UGC Minor Project named, ‘Decolorization and detoxification of textile effluent with dye degrading enzymes produced by microbial cultures.
Year of sanction: 2014
Budget: Rs. 6,00,000/-
Duration: 2 years
More than 2 years’ experience of teaching M.Sc. Biotechnology students in the Department of Biotechnology, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
More than three years’ experience of teaching B.Tech and M.tech classes as Assistant Professor in Biotechnology Department, U.I.E.T., K.U.K from 13th Feb’2009 to 18th June 2012.
b. Research guidance:
1. Ms. Rashmi registered with KUK in September, 2013.
2. Guided 4 M.Tech students as their Teacher Supervisor in dissertation work and many B.Tech students at University Institute of Engineering and Technology, K.U.K. in their major project.
List of Publications:
12 publications to the credit till date, research work published in reputed international journals having very good impact factors.
Research papers in international journals:
Rathee, P., Dahiya, D.,Battan, B. 2014. Xylanase production under submerged fermentation by isolated Bacillus tequilensis strain and its potential application in animal feed. International Journal of Applied, Physical and Bio-chemistry Research. 4(4):1-8.
Battan, B., Sharma, J., Dhiman, S.S., Ahlawat, S., Mahajan, R. 2012. Application of thermostablexylanase of Bacillus pumilus in pretreatment of cotton and micropoly fabrics. Indian Journal of Microbiology. 52(2):222-229.
Ahlawat, S., Mandhan, R.P., Battan, B., Sharma, J., Dhiman, S.S., 2009. Enhanced production of thermostable alkaline pectinase from Bacillus subtilis and its potential application in biopreparation of cotton and micropoly fabrics. Process Biochemistry 44:521-526.
Dhiman, S.S., Sharma, J., Battan, B. 2008. Pretreatment processing of fabrics by alkalothermophilicxylanase from B.stearothermophilus SDX. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 43: 262-269.
Battan, B.,Sharma, J., Dhiman, S.S., Kuhad, R.C. 2007. Enhanced production of cellulase-free thermostablexylanase by Bacillus pumilus ASH and its potential application in paper industry. Enzyme Microb. Technol. 41: 733-739.
Ahlawat, S., Battan, B., Dhiman, S.S., Sharma, J., Mandhan, R.P. 2007. Production of thermostable pectinase and xylanase for their potential application in bleaching of kraft pulp. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 34: 763-770.
Battan, B., Sharma, J., Kuhad, R.C. 2006. High-level xylanase production by alkalophilicBacilluspumilus ASH under solid-state fermentation. World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 22:1281-1287.
Kuhad, R.C., Chopra, P., Battan, B., Kapoor, M., Kuhar, S. 2006. Production, partial purification and characterization of a thermo-alkalistablexylanase from Bacillus sp. RPP-1. Ind. J. Microbiol. 46: 13-23.
Review article in international journal:
Dhiman, S.S., Sharma, J.,Battan, B. 2008. Industrial applications and future prospects of microbial xylanases: a review. Bioresources. 3(4): 1377-1402.
Battan, B., Kuhad, R.C., Sharma, J. 2006. Biodiversity of hemicellulose degrading microorganisms and their enzymes. In: Lignocellulose Biotechnology: Future Prospects. Edited by R.C.Kuhad and Ajay Singh and published by I.K.International, New Delhi. Pp 46-71.
Dhiman, S.S., Sharma, J., Battan, B. 2007. Bioplastics: Biotechnological solution for environmental pollution. In: Trends in Biotechnology edited by P.C.Trivedi.
Battan, B. and Sharma, J. 2011.Microbial lignocellulases:strengthening enzyme industry. In: ‘Microorganisms for human welfare: tiny bugs with huge impact’ edited by Ravinderkumar, AshwaniBalyan and Prof. Randhir Singh published by I.K.International, New Delhi.p 354-379.
Refereed Conference Proceedings/Poster Presentations
1. Sharma J, Battan B, Dhiman SS. ’Potential application of thermostablexylanase from Bacillus pumilusin pretreatment of cotton and micropoly fabrics’ presented a poster at SIM Annual Meeting organized by Society of Industrial Microbiology from July 26–30, 2009, Toronto, ON, Canada
2. Sharma J, Dhiman SS, Battan B. ‘Pretreatment processing of fabrics by alkalothermophilicxylanase from Bacillus stearothermophilus’ at International Conference of Association of Microbiologist of India from 17–21, December 2007 organized by Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India
3. Dhiman SS, Sharma J, Battan B. ‘Reduction of pollution load of effluent from paper and pulp industry using xylanase from Bacillus sp.’ presented a poster at National seminar on Water conservation–need of the Hour. GMN College Ambala, India
4. Sharma J and Battan B ‘High-level xylanase production by B.pumilususing solid-state fermentation’ Abstract published in an international conference in USA in 2006.
5. Battan B and Sharma J, ‘High-level xylanase production by alkalophilicBacillus pumilusASH under solid-state fermentation’ poster presentation in biotechnology symposium held at Punjabi university, Patiala in 2007.