Educational Background:

• 2009-2013: PhD in Biochemical Technology (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)
• 2007-2009: M.Tech in Chemical Engg. (Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India)
• 2003-2007: B.E in Biotechnology Engg. (Rajasthan Technical University, India)

Current Responsibility at CIAB:

Linking bench level R&D to the application stream involving testing, validating, improving, integrating technologies and processes for their application/performance analysis/linearity of yields analysis etc. for tangible outcomes in a realty field/industry constraints and uses in Indian scenario.

Positions held:

• July 2013-April 2014, Designation: Assistant Professor, Organization: Amity University Gurgaon
• May 2014- December 2015, Designation: Research Associate, Organization: CIAB, Mohali
• Jan 2016 onwards, Designation: Research and Innovation System Analyst, Organization: Center of Innovative and applied bioprocessing (Autonomous Institute of Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India), Sector -81, S.A.S Nagar, Mohali-140306, Punjab, India

Research Interests:

• Valorization of Primary Processing Residues/Wastes for Edible Products
• Biomass to Value Added Products, Biomass conversion technologies.
• Bioprocessing: Fermentation and separation processing .

Awards and Achievements:

• Best Poster award in woman scientist and entrepreneur conclave at IISF-2018, Lucknow
• ECR–SERB award-2017 (DST)
• Arise- 2016 by ICAR-IARI
• CSIR travel award-2012
• Young researcher representative from India in SEE Forum Japan-2011
• Best project award in I2Tech Open house 2010, IIT Delhi
• SRF from MHRD (2009-2013) at IIT Delhi

Memberships in Academic/ Societies/ Professional bodies :

• Life Member, The Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI)
• Life Member, The International Bioprocessing Association, (IFIbiop)

Books/Book chapters :

• Meena Krishania, Sindhu Raveendran, Binod Parameswaran, Vivek Ahluwalia, Vinod Kumar, Rajender S Sangwan, Ashok Pandey, Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Design of Bioreactors in Solid-State Fermentation, Publisher: Elsevier-2018
• 1st Chapter entitled “Country Report on Renewable Energy Potential in India” in 1st addition book of Feasibility study on Renewable Energy potential in Asia-2011. Japan
• Krishania M. (2010). “Bioethanol Production from Lignocellulosic Materials”, LAP Lambert publication, Germany, 978-3843365116

Selected Research Publications:

• Journal of Food Science and Technology. 2019, 56 (3), 1575-1582.
• Bioresource Technology Reports. 2018, 89–93.
• Bioresource Technology. 2017, 251:416-419.
• Bioresource Technology. 2016, 219, 311–318.
• Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. 2015, 9, 327-333
• Energy. 2013, (57), 359-367, Elsevier.
• Fuel. 2012, (106),1-9.
• Clean Energy and Technology, IEEE Explore. 2011, 78-82.
• Journal of Biofuels. 2010, 1(2), 236-244.