Dr. Eeshan Kalita

Dr. Eeshan Kalita

Associate Professor

Ph.D. : NIPGR, New Delhi and GU

Research Interests:

Nanobioengineering; Environmental Engineering; Plant-microbe-environment interactions
Joined the University in Jan 19, 2021

Phone: 0000000000
Email: eeshan.kalita@cottonuniversity.ac.in

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Teaching

Cell Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Plant Functional Genomics, Genomics and Proteomics, Bioinformatics

Research Projects

slno Name of the Project Name of the Principal Investigator Name of the Copi Name of the Funding agency Type (Government/Non-Government) Year Funds sanctioned (INR in lakhs) Duration of the project
1 Optimization of nanocatalysts for sustainable conversion of food wastes into value added products” (Under Scheme for Transformational and Advanced Research in Sciences [STARS]
Status: Ongoing
Dr Eeshan Kalita Prof. Ramesh Chandra, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University Ministry of Human Resource Development, [MHRD], Govt. of India Government 2020 53.8 Lakh 3 years

Research paper publications till 2021

  • Chaliha, C., Baruah, J., & Kalita, E.* (2022). Nanoarchitectonics of Crosslinked Cu: ZnS-Lignocellulose Nanocomposite: A Potent Antifungal and Antisporulant System Against the Tea Pathogen Exobasidium vexans. Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials, 1-13. DOI:: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10904-022-02225-z

  • Baruah,J., Bardhan, P., Mukherjee, A,K., Deka, R,C., Mandal, M., Kalita, E*. (2022) Integrated pretreatment of banana agrowastes: Structural characterization and enhancement of enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose obtained from banana peduncle. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules Volume 201,  Pg 298-307  DOI:      https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2021.12.179

  • Bardhan, P., Baruah, J., Raj, G. B., Kalita, E., & Mandal, M. (2021). Optimization of culture conditions for biomass and lipid production by oleaginous fungus Penicillium citrinum PKB20 using response surface methodology (RSM). Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Vol 37, Pg 102169. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bcab.2021.102169

  • Chaliha, C., Baruah, J., & Kalita, E.* (2021). Facile synthesis of crosslinked Cu: ZnS-lignocellulose nanocomposite: a potent antifungal and antisporulant system against the tea pathogen Exobasidium vexans. bioRxiv.doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.09.19.460944

  • Chaliha, C., Kaladhar, V. C., Doley, R., Verma, P. K., Kumar, A., & Kalita, E.* (2021). Bipartite molecular approach for species delimitation and resolving cryptic speciation of Exobasidium vexans within the Exobasidium genus. Computational Biology and Chemistry, 107496. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiolchem.2021.107496

  • Baruah, J., Chaliha, C., Kalita, E.,* Nath, B. K., Field, R. A., & Deb, P. (2020). Modeling and optimization of factors influencing adsorptive performance of agrowaste-derived nanocellulose/iron oxide nanobiocomposites during remediation of arsenic contaminated groundwater. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. Vol 164,  Pg 53-65 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.07.113

  • Baruah, J., Deka, R. C., & Kalita, E.* (2020). Greener production of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) from Saccharum spontaneum (Kans grass): Statistical optimization. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. Vol 164, Pg 53-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2020.03.158

  • Bardhan, P., Gupta, K., Kishor, S., Chattopadhyay, P., Chaliha, C., Kalita, E., Goud,V.V., & Mandal, M. (2020). Oleaginous yeasts isolated from traditional fermented foods and beverages of Manipur and Mizoram, India, as a potent source of microbial lipids for biodiesel production. Annals of Microbiology, 70(1), 1-14.        DOI : https://doi.org/10.1186/s13213-020-01562-z

  • Mondal, A., Goswami, L., Hussain, N., Barman, S., Kalita, E., Bhattacharyya, P., & Bhattacharya, S. S. (2020). Detoxification and eco-friendly recycling of brick kiln coal ash using Eisenia fetida: A clean approach through vermitechnology. Chemosphere, Vol 244, Pg 125470. DOI :https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.125470

  • Chaliha, C., Kalita, E.,* & Verma, P. K. (2019). Optimizing In vitro Culture Conditions for the Biotrophic Fungi Exobasidium vexans Through Response Surface Methodology. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 60(2):167-174.       DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1007/s12088-019-00846-6.

  • Bardhan, P., Gohain, M., Daimary, N., Kishor, S., Chattopadhyay, P., Gupta, K., Chaliha, C., Kalita, E., Deka, D. and Mandal, M., (2019). Microbial lipids from cellulolytic oleaginous fungus Penicillium citrinum PKB20 as a potential feedstock for biodiesel production. Annals of Microbiology, Vol 69, Pg 1135–1146 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13213-019-01494-3

  • Nath, B. K., Chaliha, C., & Kalita, E.* (2019). Iron oxide Permeated Mesoporous rice-husk nanobiochar (IPMN) mediated removal of dissolved arsenic (As): Chemometric modelling and adsorption dynamics. Journal of Environmental Management, 246, 397-409  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.06.008

  • Baruah, J., Nath, B. K., Sharma, R., Kumar, S., Deka, R. C., Baruah, D. C., & Kalita, E.* (2018). Recent Trends in the Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Value-Added Products. Front. Energy Res, Vol 6, Pg 141.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2018.00141

  • Nath, B. K., Chaliha, C., Bhuyan, B., Kalita, E.,* Baruah, D. C., & Bhagabati, A. K. (2018). GIS mapping-based impact assessment of groundwater contamination by arsenic and other heavy metal contaminants in the Brahmaputra River valley: A water quality assessment study. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 201, Pg 1001-1011. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.08.084

  • Salomone-Stagni, M., Bartho, J. D., Kalita, E., Rejzek, M., Field, R. A., Bellini, D.,& Benini, S. (2018). Structural and functional analysis of Erwinia amylovora SrlD. The first crystal structure of a sorbitol-6-phosphate 2-dehydrogenase. Journal of Structural Biology, 203(2), 109-119. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsb.2018.03.010

  • Chaliha, C., Rugen, M. D., Field, R. A., & Kalita, E.* (2018). Glycans as modulators of plant defense against filamentous pathogens. Frontiers in Plant Science, Vol 9, Pg 928. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.00928

  • Pergolizzi, G., Kuhaudomlarp, S., Kalita, E.*, & Field, R. A. (2017). Glycan phosphorylases in multi-enzyme synthetic processes. Protein and Peptide Letters, 24(8), 696-709.   https://doi.org/10.2174/0929866524666170811125109

  • Chaliha, C., Nath, B. K., Verma, P. K., & Kalita, E.* (2016). Synthesis of functionalized Cu: ZnS nanosystems and its antibacterial potential. Arabian Journal of Chemistry. Vol 12(4),  Pages 515-524 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2016.05.002

  • Nath, B. K., Chaliha, C., Kalita, E.,* & Kalita, M. C. (2016). Synthesis and characterization of ZnO: CeO2: nanocellulose: PANI bionanocomposite. A bimodal agent for arsenic adsorption and antibacterial action. Carbohydrate Polymers, 148, 397-405.DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2016.03.091

  • Kalita, E.,* Nath, B. K., Deb, P., Agan, F., Islam, M. R., & Saikia, K. (2015). High-quality fluorescent cellulose nanofibers from endemic rice husk: isolation and characterization. Carbohydrate Polymers, 122, 308-313. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.12.075

  • Kalita, E.*, B. K. Nath, F. Agan, V. More, and P. Deb. (2014) Isolation and characterization of crystalline, autofluorescent, cellulose nanocrystals from sawdust wastes. Industrial Crops and Products (2014). Vol 65,  Pg 550-555 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.indcrop.2014.10.004

  • Saikia, K., P. Deb, B. Mondal, and E. Kalita. (2014). Significant improvement in dopant emission and lifetime in water-soluble Cu: ZnSe/ZnS nanocrystals. Materials Research Express Vol 1, no. 1 Pg 015014. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/1/1/015014

  • Ray, S.K., Kalita, E. (2014). Impact of M Sc biotechnology programme supported by DBT on research and teaching of modern biology in India Current Science 107(6):938-939

  • Saikia, K., P. Deb, and E. Kalita. Sensitive fluorescence response of ZnSe (S) quantum dots: an efficient fluorescence probe. Physica Scripta 87, no. 6 (2013): 065802. DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-8949/87/06/065802

  • Saikia, K., P. Deb, and E. Kalita. Facile synthesis of highly luminescent ZnSe (S) alloyed quantum dot for biomedical imaging. Current Applied Physics 13, no. 5 (2013): 925-930. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cap.2013.01.042

  • Jha, Deepak K., P. Deb, E. Kalita, M. Shameem, and Anant B. Patel. Synthesis and characterization of iron-rich FexPt1− x ferrofluid for magnetic resonance imaging. Physica Scripta 85, no. 3 (2012): 035802. DOI:      https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-8949/85/03/035802

  • Chakraborty, S., M. Gogoi, E. Kalita, and P. Deb. Multifunctional, high luminescent, biocompatible CdTe quantum dot fluorophores for bioimaging applications. International Journal of Nanoscience 10, no. 04n05 (2011): 1191-1195. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219581X11008459

Conference Proceedings till 2021

  • Efficient conversion of banana peduncle-derived glucose into 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural using a Sulfonated Polyaniline-Based Fe3O4 catalyst Julie Baruah and Eeshan Kalita at Chemical biology symposium 2022, 9 May 2022, London, United Kingdom
  • Chaliha, C., Nath, B. K., & Kalita, E. (2018, December). RSM based optimization of in vitro culture conditions for the mycelial growth of tea pathogen E. vexans. Paper presented at Organix-2018 - an International Conference in Chemistry, Tezpur University, Assam, India.

  • Baruah, J., Nath, B. K., & Kalita, E. (2018, December). Simultaneous extraction of hemicellulose and cellulose nanofibers from Kans grass (Saccharum spontaneum) using chemical pretreatment methods. Paper presented at Organix-2018 - an International Conference in Chemistry, Tezpur University, Assam, India.

  • Nath, B. K., Chaliha, C., & Kalita, E. (2018, December). Predictive modelling and parametric optimization of dissolved Arsenic (As) removal by Nanolignin:Calcium alginate hydrogel beads using RSM and ANN. Paper presented at Organix-2018 - an International Conference in Chemistry, Tezpur University, Assam, India.

  • Nath, B. K., Chaliha, C., & Kalita, E. (2018, February). Fabrication of rice husk based nanobiosorbents for the efficient removal of dissolved Arsenic from contaminated aqueous environments. Paper presented at the Indo-Japan Bilateral Symposium on the Future Perspective of Bioresource Utilization (IJBS-2018), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.

  • Chaliha, C., Nath, B. K., & Kalita, E. (2018, February). Fabrication of sugarcane bagasse based magnetic nanobiosorbents for the efficient removal of dissolved Arsenic from contaminated aqueous environments. Paper presented at the Indo-Japan Bilateral Symposium on the Future Perspective of Bioresource Utilization (IJBS-2018), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.

  • Baruah, J., Nath, B. K., Deka, R. C., & Kalita, E. (2018, February). Optimization and Characterization of nanocelluloses extracted from Saccharum spontaneum. Paper presented at the Indo-Japan Bilateral Symposium on the Future Perspective of Bioresource Utilization (IJBS-2018), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.

  • Baruah, T., Nath, B. K., & Kalita, E. (2018, February). Synthesis and characterization of nanobiosorbents from sugarcane based second molasses and response surface mediated optimization of batch parameters for Arsenic adsorption. Paper presented at the Indo-Japan Bilateral Symposium on the Future Perspective of Bioresource Utilization (IJBS-2018), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.

  • Fabrication of rice-husk based magnetic nanobiosorbents for the efficient removal of multiple metallic contaminants from aqueous environments. Chaliha, C., Nath B.K. & Kalita, E., at the “International Conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, Properties and Applications”, at Mahatma Gandhi University, on the 13th – 15th of May 2016, at Kottayam, Kerala, India.

  • Antibacterial activity of differentially surface engineered Cu:ZnS nanocomposites:Synthesis and characterization. Chaliha, C., Nath B.K. & Kalita, E., at the “International Conference on Macromolecules , Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, Properties and Applications”, at Mahatma Gandhi University, on the 13th – 15th of May 2016, at Kottayam, Kerala, India.

  • Adsorptive removal of Arsenic from aqueous solutions using ZnO:CeO2:nanocellulose:PANI bionanocomposites. Nath B.K., Chaliha, C. & Kalita, E., at the “International Conference on Macromolecules: Synthesis, Morphology, Processing, Structure, Properties and Applications”, at Mahatma Gandhi University, on the 13th – 15th of May 2016, at Kottayam, Kerala, India.

  • Synthesis  and  characterization  of  ZnO:CeO2:CNC:PANI  nanocomposite  for  antibacterial  applications.  Nath BK,  Kalita E at the  Fourth International Conference on Natural Polymers and Biomaterials  (ICNP 2015) Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerela, 10th-12th April, 2015- Invited Talk

  •  Remediation ready  nanobiosorbents from sugarcane molasses:  Synthesis  and characterization  Choudhary  SA, Kalita  E , Nath BK  at the  Fourth International Conference on Natural Polymers and Biomaterials  (ICNP 2015) Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerela, 10th-12thApril, 2015- Invited Talk

  • Synthesis  and  characterization  of  carbonized  magnetic  nanobiosorbents  from  sugarcane  bagasse  using  a solvothermal approach.  Saikia J,  Kalita  E  , Nath BK  at the  Fourth International Conference on Natural Polymers and Biomaterials  (ICNP 2015)  Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerela,  10th-12thApril, 2015- Invited Talk

  •  Synthesis and characterization of antifungal agents against fungal pathogens. Nath B K,  Chaliha C, Kalita E at Molecular Intricacies of Plant Pathogenic Micro-organism Meet,  held in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University, 21st– 22nd February, 2015

  •   Identification and characterization of bioactive compound derived from an unidentified endophyte Dev S, Nath B K, Kalita E at Molecular Intricacies of Plant Pathogenic Micro-organism Meet, held in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University, 21st– 22nd February, 2015

  •   Extraction and characterization of crystalline, autofluorescent, cellulose nanocrystals from  Gmelina arborea: Nath B K, Kalita E  at National Seminar Recent Advances in Biotechnology Research in North East India: Challenge and Prospects held in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Tezpur University, 27th-  29th November, 2014.  

    Mr. B.  K.  Nath, doctoral student, was  awarded the  ONGC-CPBT Young Scientist Award (IIIrd Prize), for this Oral Presentation.

  • Development Of Environment Friendly, Magnetically Recoverable, Basic Nanocatalysts For Wide-spectrum Transesterification Of Algal And Vegetable Oils Nath B K, Kalita E, Kalita M C, Talukdar Jand Deb P International Conference on Genomics, Mechanism and Function 2nd - 5th December, 2013 at Hyderabad University

  • Oral presentation: Rice husk based ZnO/CeO2/CNF/PANI composite for antifouling and antibacterial applications Nath B K, Kalita E and Deb P International Conference on Genomics, Mechanism and Function 2nd - 5th December, 2013 at Hyderabad University. (Best Poster Award)

  • Blue emitting smart ZnSe/ZnS core-shell nanoparticles for multimodal biological applications B. Das, K. Saikia, P. Deb and E. Kalita at the Second International Conference on Nanotechnology at the Bio Medical Interface (NANOBIO -2012), Amrita Center for Nanoscience and Molecular Medicine, Kochi Kerala, India, 21-23 February, 2012.

  • High luminescence biocompatible ZnSe(S) Quantum Dots for biomedical imaging K. Saikia, P. Deb and E. Kalita at the Second International Conference on Nanotechnology at the Bio Medical Interface (NANOBIO -2012), Amrita Center for Nanoscience and Molecular Medicine, Kochi Kerala, India, 21-23 February, 2012.

  • "Engineered Biocompatible Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles" by M. Gogoi, D. K. Jha, R. Goswami, E. Kalita and P. Deb National Conference on Smart Nanostructures (NCSN-2011) Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam, India, 18-20 January 2011.

  • Spectroscopic Study on the Surface Characterization of Engineered FePt Nanoparticles by D K Jha, P Deb, and E. Kalita at National Workshop on Nuclear and Atomic Technique Based Pure And Applied Sciences (NATPAS 2011), Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam, India, 1 -3 February 2011.

  • Biofunctionalized Superparamagnetic FePt Nanoparticles for Magnetic Imaging Applications Deepak K Jha, P Deb, E Kalita, M Shameem and Anant B Patel at International Conference on Magnetic Materials (ICMM-2010) Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), October 25- 29, 2010, Kolkata, India 

  • Surface functionalization mediated enhanced bio-distribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPION) for diagnostic applications H. Sonowal, M. Gogoi, E. Kalita, G. Vasan, A. Erbe, P.Deb at ICONSAT 2010, International Conference on Nano science and Technology (ICONSAT-2010), IIT Bombay, Mumbai, from March 17-20, 2010

  • Multicolour, high luminescence, biocompatible CdTe quantum dot based flourophores for bioimaging applications S. Chakraborty, M. Gogoi and P. Deb and E. Kalita at InternationalConference on Nano science and Technology (ICONSAT-2010), IIT Bombay, Mumbai, from March 17-20, 2010

Book publication relating subject/research concerned

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Chapters/Articles publications in Books (Research Oriented)

  • Das, P., Baruah, J., & Kalita, E. (2022). Recent Developments in the Enzymatic and Biocatalytic Pretreatment of Microalgae for Efficient Biofuel Production. Micro-algae: Next-generation Feedstock for Biorefineries, 193-210.
  • Dutta, L., Baruah, J., & Kalita, E. (2022). Biorefinery Approach for Sustainable Biodiesel and Bioethanol Production from Microalgae. In Micro-algae: Next-generation Feedstock for Biorefineries (pp. 31-53). Springer, Singapore.
  • Chaliha, C., & Kalita, E.* (2021). Blister Blight Disease of Tea: An Enigma. In Diagnostics of Plant Diseases. IntechOpen.

  • Chaliha, C., & Kalita, E.* (2020). Electrocatalytic Nitrogen (N2) Reduction. In Sustainable Ammonia Production (pp. 107-122). Springer, Cham.

  • Kalita E* & Baruah J. (2019) Environmental remediation in Colloidal Metal Oxide Nanoparticles (1st Ed) Eds.Sabu Thomas Anu Tresa Sunny &Prajitha Velayudhan ; ISBN: 9780128133576, Imprint: Elsevier.

  • Kalita, E.*  (2014) Patenting Nanobiotechnological innovations: The Indian Perspective in Contemporary management strategies in Intellectual Property Rights relevant to NAM and other developing countries S. N. Anku et. al, eds, Astral International Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 310-317, 2014 ISBN 10: 9351243087  ISBN 13: 9789351243083