Santanu Mukherjee

Associate Professor

PhD (Univ. of Bonn, Germany) ,Guest Scientist (FZJ, Juelich, Germany), DST-SERB Post Doc Fellow at (IIT Gandhinagar), ICAR-IF.

Santanu Mukherjee is an Associate Professor at the School of Agriculture, Shoolini University. With a PhD (magna cum laude) from the University of Bonn, Germany, Prof Santanu has garnered extensive international experience in his field.


During his academic journey, Prof Santanu has held notable positions, including a guest scientist role at FZJ, Juelich, Germany, and a visiting researcher position at the Savannah River Ecological Laboratory, USA. Upon returning to India, he furthered his research pursuits as a DST-SERB postdoctoral fellow at IIT-Gandhinagar, one of the country's premier institutions.


His contributions to academia have been recognised with numerous prestigious awards of national and international repute. Among these accolades are the India-Japan Hiyoshi Young Leaf Award, the EGU Young Scientist Travel Award, the ISES Early Career Scientists Travel Award, the Early Career Travel Grant by The Geochemical Society (GS) and the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG), the ICAR International Fellowship, the Hutchison Young Scientists Foundation Awards, the DST-SERB-GOI Fellowships, the DST-SERB TARE grant, the DST-SERB Start-up grant, the UCSI-REIG grant (2023) with Malaysia, the GRIFA (Italian Pesticide Agency) grant, and the EU-COST action biochar grant.


Prof Santanu's research interests are diverse and include the fate of emerging contaminants, biogeochemical transformation of nutrients, and the role of dissolved and particulate organic matter in determining contaminants' fate in the environment.


Beyond his research endeavours, Prof Santanu actively contributes to the scholarly community as a youth editorial board member of Biochar (a Scopus-indexed journal from Springer), guest editor of the Sustainability journal, and reviewer for numerous Scopus-indexed journals. He has also edited three books and published numerous peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, reflecting his significant impact in the field (Google Scholar h-index- 19, citations- ≥1010).

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