Dr. Vineet Kumar is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic and Applied Sciences, School of Engineering and Sciences at GD Goenka University, Gurugram, Haryana, India. Prior to joining GD Goenka University, Dr. Kumar served the various reputed institutions in India like CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), Maharashtra, India; Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur, India; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi; Dr. Shakuntala Misra National Rehabilitation University Lucknow, India, etc. He received his M.Sc. (2010) and M.Phil. (2012) in Microbiology from the Department of Microbiology at Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut, India. Subsequently, he earned his Ph.D. (2018) in Environmental Microbiology from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central) University, Lucknow, India. Dr. Kumar's research work mainly focuses on the development of integrated and sustainable treatment techniques that can help in minimizing or eliminating hazardous waste in the environment. He has published >32 research and review articles in reputed international peer-reviewed Journals with more than citations >1000, and h-index 17. In addition, he is the author/co-author of 4 Proceeding Articles, 45 Book Chapters, and 4 Scientific Magazine articles. Moreover, he has published 2 authored and 17 edited books on different aspects of Phytoremediation, Bioremediation, Wastewater Treatment, Waste Management, Omics, Genomics, and Metagenomics from CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group), Elsevier, Springer Nature, IWA, and Wiley. Recently, his two series have been approved for publication by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) and International Water Association (IWA Publishing). Dr. Kumar has been serving as a guest editor and reviewer in many prestigious international peer review Journals. He has served the editorial board of various reputed journals including SN Applied Sciences, Frontiers in Microbiology, Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Reviews. He has presented several papers relevant to his research areas at national and international conferences. Dr. Kumar is an active member of numerous scientific societies including Microbiology Society (UK), the Indian Science Congress Association (India), Association of Microbiologist of India (India), etc. He is founder of the Society for Green Environment, India (website: www.sgeindia.org). He can be reached at [email protected]
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Dr. Joginder Singh is presently working as Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. Previously, he has worked as a Young Scientist at Microbial Biotechnology and Biofertilizer Laboratory, Department of Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University in Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. He is an active member of various scientific societies and organizations including, the Association of Microbiologists of India, the Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists, the Indian Society for Radiation Biology, and the European Federation of Biotechnology. He has more than 130 research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited 15 books published by Springer International Publishing, Elsevier Science Publishing and authored/co-authored 65 chapters in edited books. He serves as a reviewer for many prestigious journals, including Current Research in Engineering, Science and Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Pedosphere, Soil and Sediment Contamination, Symbiosis, International Journal of Phytoremediation, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Annals of Agricultural Sciences, Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and many more. Dr Singh attended several International and National Seminars, Symposia, Conferences, chaired technical sessions, and presented papers. Despite teaching aptitude, his experience in planning and execution of R&D facilities at the scientist level and knowledge of microbial implications for resolving social problems have been well recognized in terms of research projects he is handling and has worked upon. His training and research experience prepared him to work with microbial consortium formulation and its ecology. His interest is to explore efficient strategies towards bioremediation and phytoremediation of pollutants from water and soil. Specific areas on which he is working are the microbial technology for rhizoremediation of polluted soil and targeting suitable plants and rhizospheric microorganisms from these areas along with enzymes responsible for remediation of organic and inorganic pollutants. Besides this, he guided 06 Ph.D., 04 M.Phil., 31 M.Tech./M.Sc. and 25 B.Tech./B.Sc. students, which proves his skills and passion for teaching and research.