Upcoming Events

Prof. Neeta Raj Sharma
Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India

Title: An Innovative Green Technology for Treating Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Entering Rivers and Streams

Friday, August 18, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
ASB 10901 (SFU’s Big Data Hub), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Light refreshments will be served.
The event is open to public.
We would greatly appreciate if you would please register so that we may more accurately estimate the room size and refreshments.
Maps: IRMACS, SFU


AbstractTalk will describe the waste water treatment using agriwaste since the global scenario of waste water management is very alarming considering the literature and data available from various studies by scientists, currently, highly developed countries treat nearly 70% of the generated waste water followed by underdeveloped (28%) and poor countries (8%). Waste water streams in India are heavily polluted with organic and inorganic toxicants such as antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides, endocrine disruptor hormones etc which is leading dreadful situation. Conventional methods of waste water treatment are not providing the solutions to tackle the current situation. The utilization of agri waste to treat waste water and designing of customized filters based on specific application, has been identified as a need and will be discussed during the talk. Present research not only deals with waste water treatment but also the waste management.

Biography

Neeta Raj Sharma is a Professor, Associate Dean and Head of School of Bioengineering & Biosciences at Lovely Professional University in Phagwara, India with 20 years of diverse experience in administration, teaching, research and industry in various multidisciplinary areas. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India in 1995. During her industrial experience as Research & Development Manager in Ayush pharmaceuticals, Himachal Pradesh (USA sister concern), she standardized methods for increased production of nutraceuticals and further developed new products, edible colors and nutraceutical rich candies.

As an academician, her vision is to promote multidisciplinary education and research and motivate students for entrepreneurship projects in a team. She has been involved in teaching UG & PG students of Bioengineering and Biosciences. Dr. Sharma has actively involved in designing the curriculum and time to time review along with conduction of Board of studies meetings as Head of School. She has established School of Bioengineering & Biosciences and School of Agriculture and food technology as a team leader in Lovely Professional University.

As a researcher, currently, she has been engaged as a lead CoPI in two external funded International projects (ICIMPACTS DBT) of above 40 Million CAD in collaboration of McGill University and Guelph University in Canada and IARI & Amrita University in India. Her research areas of interest are Environmental Biotechnology, toxicology, Cancer Biology, herbal products formulation, Instrumentation. She has published above 40 research articles, filed patent, book chapters, articles in magazines of high repute and invited author of various journals. Dr. Neeta Raj Sharma is a reviewer of externally funded proposals under DST (SERB) Govt. of India. She has been actively engaged with Industries. Also Dr. Sharma has been an instrumental in conducting, Conferences, workshops, symposium and guest lectures from industries and academia. Being Administrator, she has been actively handling eight departments under the umbrella of School of Bio Engineering & Biosciences at LPU.