Prof. Arun Goyal

Born in New Delhi, India on June 2, 1965; Educated at Ramjas School, Delhi, 1975-83; B.Sc., Hindu College, Delhi, 1983-86; M.Sc., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1986-88; M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, 1988-89; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 1990-95.

Professor, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India, 2009 - to date.

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland, 1996-98; Visiting Scholar, Neurobiotechnology Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1998- 1999; Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 1999; Scientist, Department of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Scientific Research (BISR), Jaipur, India, 2000; Post-doctoral Scholar, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 2000-03; Visiting Associate Professor, 2003-04, Associate Professor, 2004-09 and Professor, 2009-15, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam. Professor HAG, Dec 2015 – contd., Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.

Awards/Honours: BHU Centenial Award 2020 for outstanding contributions to Microbial Biotechnology, by Biotech Research Society, India. “Excellence in Carbohydrate Research (ECR) Award-2017” by Association of Carbohydrate Chemists and Technologists, India, in recognition of outstanding contribution in the area of Structure and functions of carbohydrates and carbohydrate enzymes. Malaviya Memorial Award- Senior Faculty for outstanding contributions to Biotechnology by Biotech Research Society of India in 2016. G.B Manjrekar Award for contribution to fundamentals of applied values of Microbiology by Association of Microbiologists of India in 2016. Cutting edge Research Enhancement and Scientific Training (CREST) Award by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology for year 2011-2012 for visiting Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. C.V. Raman Award for 4th IES "National Young Teachers Excellence Award 2010" for excellence in the field of Engineering & Technology Education, by IES Group of Institutions, Bhopal. J.V. Bhat Award for Best Paper published in Indian Journal of Microbiology (Springer) in 2006.

Fellow: FIFIB (Fellow, International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses) Taipei, Taiwan in 2012. Elected as FNAAS (Fellow, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India) in 2011. Elected as FNABS (Fellow, National Academy of Biological Sciences) in 2010. Elected as FABAP (Fellow, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy) for distinguished and dedicated services to Profession of Biotechnology and Pharmacy in 2009. Elected as FBRS (Fellow, Biotech Research Society) of India in recognition of outstanding research contributions to advancement of Biotechnology in 2008. Elected as FAMI (Fellow of Association of Microbiologists of India) in 2006 for outstanding contributions to the Science and Profession of Microbiology in 2006. The Fellowship from Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Lisbon Portugal in 2001-03. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) Fellowship, National Scholarship, [conducted by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India] in 1988 with 96.1 percentile. University Grants Commission (UGC) Fellowship, Junior and Senior Research Fellowships, on qualifying the National Entrance Test (NET) jointly conducted by University Grants Commission-Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (UGC-CSIR), India in 1988. Rai Kedar Nath Memorial Scholarship for 2 years (1981-1983) by Ramjas Foundation, Delhi, India, Merit scholarship, for 2nd position at school at Delhi Secondary School Certificate Examination (CBSE Delhi, Class 10th) in 1981.

Research Areas: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Structural Biology

Address: Professor and Former Head, Department of Bioscienes and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, Assam; F-64, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, Assam; [Tel: Off. (0361) 2582208; Res. (0361) 291534, Cell: 9435044273; Email:]