Dr. Sachitra Kumar Ratha

Principal Scientist

Research Interests

Dr S.K. Ratha works at the Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium division. His group is working in the field of algal taxonomy and diversity, bioprospecting algae for high value products, and algae-based product development.

Dr. Sachitra Kumar Ratha

Principal Scientist

Research

  • Morphological, ultrastructural, biochemical and molecular surveys on cyanobacteria and microalgae
  • Bioprospecting of algae for high value-added products, biofuels, biopolymers and green chemicals
  • Algae based product development for aquaculture, agriculture and nutraceutical applications
  • Development of algae-based technologies for the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater
  • Microalgae based CO2 sequestration

Dr. Sachitra Kumar Ratha

Principal Scientist

Selected Publications

  • Renuka, N., Ratha, S.K., Kader, F., Rawat, I. and Bux, F., 2021. Insights into the potential impact of algae-mediated wastewater beneficiation for the circular bioeconomy: A global perspective. Journal of Environmental Management, 297: 113257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.113257
  • Ansari, F.A., Ratha, S.K., Renuka, N., Ramanna, L., Gupta, S.K., Rawat, I. and Bux, F., (2021). Effect of microplastics on growth and biochemical composition of microalga Acutodesmus obliquus. Algal Research, 56: 102296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2021.102296
  • Lakshmidevi, R., Ramakrishnan, B., Ratha, S.K., Bhaskar, S., Chinnasamy, S., 2021. Valorisation of molasses by oleaginous yeasts for single cell oil (SCO) and carotenoids production. Environmental Technology & Innovation, 21: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eti.2020.101281
  • Ratha, S.K., Renuka, N., Rawat, I. and Bux, F., 2021. Prospectives of algae derived nutraceuticals as supplements for combating COVID-19 and human coronavirus diseases. Nutrition, 83: 111089. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2020.111089
  • Musetsho, P., Renuka, N., Ratha, S.K., Rawat, I., Bux, F. 2021. Valorization of wastewater via nutrient recovery using algae-based processes. In: Mandotra S.K., Upadhyay A.K., Ahluwalia A.S. (Eds.) “Algae”. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-7518-1_1
  • K. Mammo, I.D. Amoah, K.M. Gani, L. Pillay, S.K. Ratha, F. Bux, and S. Kumari, 2020. Microplastics in the environment: Interactions with microbes and chemical contaminants. Science of The Total Environment, 743: 140518. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140518
  • Gouda, A.K. Panda, R.K. Singh and S.K. Ratha 2018. Pyrolytic conversion of protein rich microalgae Arthrospira platensis to bio-oil. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, 22(2): 54-65.
  • K. Ratha, P. H. Rao, Kanchan Govindaswamy, S. Jaswin, R. Lakshmidevi, S. Bhaskar and S. Chinnasamy 2016. A rapid and reliable method for estimating microalgal biomass using a moisture analyser. Journal of Applied Phycology, 28(3): 1725-1734. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-015-0731-1

Dr. Sachitra Kumar Ratha

Principal Scientist

Patents/Technologies 

  • Chinnasamy, S., Bhaskar, S., Nallasivam, J., Ratha, S.K., Lewis, D., Jureidini, M., Meenakshisundaram, A., Lavanya, M. and Selvavathi, V. 2015. Method of processing algae, carbonaceous feedstocks and their mixtures to biocrude and its conversion into biofuel products. WO2015198347A4

Dr. Sachitra Kumar Ratha

Principal Scientist

Research Scholars

Dr. Sachitra Kumar Ratha

Principal Scientist

Contact Details

Phycology Laboratory

Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium

CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute,
Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226001,
Uttar Pradesh, India

Phone:  +91-522-2297845

Email: sachitra.ratha@nbri.res.in