Dr. Vipin Chandra Kalia

Born in Nawanshahr, Punjab, India on 16 December 1956. Educated at Kendriya Vidyalaya, New Delhi, 1967-1973; University of Delhi, 1973-1976; M.Sc. IARI, New Delhi, 1976-1978; Ph.D. IARI, New Delhi, 1978-1983.

Professor, National Research Foundation (Republic of Korea), Since March 2018 to date.

Scientist C, 1992-1997; Scientist E I, 1997-2001; Scientist E II, 2001-06; and Sr. Principal Scientist (Scientist F), CSIR- IGIB, Delhi, 2006-11. National Scientific Advisory Committee Member DBT: Task Force Member 2008-10; Nodal Scientist for All India Programme in Environmental Biotechnology: Waste to Energy by Department of Biotechnology, GOI 2007; Coordinator CSIR- CPYLS Programme (CSIR Programme for Leadership in Science), Delhi, 2005-11; Chief Scientist (Scientist G) and Deputy Director, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), Delhi, 2011-2016; Emeritus Scientist, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi 2017-2018.

Awards/Honours: DBT Overseas Associateship, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. 2005; INSA Bilateral Exchange Programme, 2006; ASM Indo-US Professorship-2014; French Govt. Fellowships, (CROUS & INRA): 1983-1986; Danish Govt. Fellowship, 2006; Korean Society for Microbiology & Biotechnology 2010. Fellow of National Research Foundation (Republic of Korea) 2018 onwards. Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Microbiology; Editorial Board Member: PLoS ONE (Academic Editor); Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (Korea), Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology (USA); International Scholarly Research Notices (Energy); Dataset Papers in Research (Microbiology); Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine.

Fellow: The National Academy of Sciences, India; Association of Microbiologists of India

Research Areas: Microbial Biotechnology and Genomics, Biodiversity, Bioenergy (Hydrogen and Methane), Biopolymer (PHAs), Comparative Genomics, Phylogeny, Quorum sensing, Quorum quenching,

Address: Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Konkuk University, 1 Hwayang-Dong, Gwangjin-Gu, Seoul 05029, Republic of Korea; Pocket F/ 105A, Mayur Vihar Phase II, Delhi 110091; [Tel: Cell: +82 1095068365, 9811428365; Email: vckaliaku@gmail.com]