सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

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सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

Scientist's Profile

Scientists ▸ Dr. Sourja Ghosh
Dr. Sourja Ghosh

Dr. Sourja Ghosh

Principal Scientist and Associate Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)

Leader, Membrane and Separation Technology Division

Contact Information:

Phone: (033) 2322 3468
Fax: +91-33-24730957
E-mail: sourja@cgcri.res.in

Dr. Sourja Ghosh

Dr. Ghosh joined CSIR-CGCRI on 21.04.2005

Professional Career

Position held



Principal Scientist


21.04.2016-till date

Senior Scientist






Junior Scientist




Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata

July, 2004  – March, 2005


Degree Discipline University; Year
B.E Chemical Engineering R.E College, Durgapur
M.E Chemical Engineering Jadavpur University
Ph.D Chemical Engineering IIT, Kharagpur

Patents filed / Granted
Summary: Indian Patents: Applied–2


  • Excellent paper award, 6th International Conference on Solid Waste Management, 2016.
  • Best paper awards (oral and poster): 8 nos. in International and National Conferences
  • Invited lectures: 6 nos.
  • Mentorship in Women Scientist project (DST): 2 nos.

Research Interest

Water and wastewater treatment with special references to ceramic membrane development and applications, membrane bioreactor and photobioreactor, membrane contactor, CO2 sequestration, biomass and biofuel generation.

Notable Research Contribution

  • Development of ecofriendly process using low cost ceramic membranes for treatment and recycling of toxic and hazardous industrial effluents.
  • Ceramic membrane based photobioreactor process for microalgal biomass and biofuel generation with enhanced CO2 sequestration.
Selected Publications
SCI Journals: 50
Conference Proceedings: 80
Book Chapters: 5

Selected papers:

  1. Utilization of multi-metal laden spent biosorbent for removal of glyphosate herbicide from aqueous solution and its mechanism elucidation, Ramrakhiani, S. Ghosh*, A.K. Mandal, S. Majumdar, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier) 361 (2019) 1063–1077. (Impact factor: 8.35)
  2. Immobilization of tannery industrial sludge in ceramic membrane preparation and hydrophobic surface modification for application in atrazine remediation from water, Mukherjee, S. Kar, A. Mandal, S. Ghosh*, S. Majumdar, Journal of the European Ceramic Society (Elsevier) 39 (2019) 3235–3246. (Impact factor: 4.03)
  3. Synthesis of ceramic ultrafiltration membrane and application in membrane bioreactor process for pesticide remediation from wastewater, D. Mukherjee, P. Bhattacharya, A. Jana, S. Bhattacharya, S. Sarkar, Ghosh*, S. Majumdar, S. Swarnakar, Process Safety and Environmental Protection (Elsevier) 116 (2018) 22–33. (Impact factor: 4.38)
  4. Ceramic membrane-based ultrafiltration combined with adsorption by waste derived biochar for textile effluent treatment and management of spent biochar, Santra, L. Ramrakhiani, S. Kar, S. Ghosh*, S. Majumdar, Journal of Environmental Health Science and Engineering (Springer) (2020) https://doi.org/10.1007/s40201-020-00520-w. (Impact factor: 2.18)
  5. Industrial waste derived biosorbent for toxic metal remediation: Mechanism studies and spent biosorbent management, L. Ramrakhiani, A. Halder, A. Majumder, A.K. Mandal, S. Majumdar, Ghosh*, Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier) 308 (2017) 1048–1064. (Impact factor: 8.35)

    …..full list

Current Projects (as Principal Investigator):

  1. Membrane based prototype development for higher yield of microalgal biomass and biofuel using industrial waste resources (DBT), 2019-2022
  2. Development of membrane-based methods to improve the recovery of pure water and valuable products from the waste (DST), 2019-2022
  3. Development of ceramic membrane based process for treatment and recycling of textile effluent towards zero discharge concept (DST), 2016-2019.
  4. Process development for tannery wastewater treatment involving membrane bioreactor (MBR) process integrated with micro-algal bioremediation (DBT), 2017-2020.
PhD Supervision:
Summary: 9; 4-awarded, 1 submitted, 4-on-going

M.Tech. Thesis Supervision: 5,

M.Sc. Thesis Supervision: 3

Last Updated on July 1, 2021