Ashok Pandey

Ashok Pandey

Professor Ashok Pandey is Deputy Director for CSIR’s National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology at Trivandrum and heads the Centre for Biofuels and Biotechnology Division there. Professor Pandey’s research interests are on bio-based economy for the production of fuels and chemicals. He has over 1000 publications and communications, which include 14 patents and design copyright, 34 books, 99 book chapters, and 391 original and review papers. Professor Pandey is the recipient of many national and international awards and fellowships, including Fellow of International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, National Academy of Science (India), Biotech Research Society, India, and the International Organization of Biotechnology and Bioengineering. He was Chairman of the International Society of Food, Agriculture and Environment, Finland (Food & Health) from 2003-2004. He is Founder President of the Biotech Research Society, India (; International Coordinator and General Secretary of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, France (, and Vice-President of the International Society for Energy, Environment & Sustainability ( and All India Biotech Association ( Professor Pandey is Editor-in-chief of Bioresource Technology, Honorary Executive Advisors of Journal of Water Sustainability and Journal of Energy and Environmental Sustainability and editorial board member of several international and Indian journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing, Mohali (Punjab, India) and Former Chief Scientist and Head, Centre for Biofuels & Biotechnology Division, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology (Trivandrum, India)