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Dr Monika Sogani

Associate Professor

Department of Civil Engineering School of Civil & Chemical Engineering

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Monika Sogani is a Associate Professor  in the Department of Civil Engineering at Faculty of Engineering, MUJ.

     

    She is also:

     

    • Teaching curricular subjects and development of teaching content
    • Academic research and consultancy
    • PhD Co-ordinator of the department (2015-2017)
    • Participates in the development of the Curriculum and Programs within the department
    • Member of Directorate of International Collaborations (DoIC) at MUJ
    • Co-Convener, IHE (Delft, Netherlands)-MUJ Joint PG Programme in Non Sewered Sanitation supported by Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), USA
    • Guides students and serves as their Mentors and Tutor Guardians
    • Engages in scholarly and extracurricular activities

     

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Environmental Sciences CY1002 B.Tech I & II Sem
Environmental Impact Assessment CV1766 B.Tech VII Sem
Environmental Engg. Lab. CV1731 B.Tech VII Sem
Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology CV6101 M.Tech (Env.) I Sem
Environmental Impact Assessment CV6201 M.Tech (Env.) II Sem
Solid and Hazardous Waste Management CV6203 M.Tech (Env.) II Sem

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Post-Doc Environmental Engineering University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK 2018
PhD Environmental Biotechnology University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 2011
M.Sc Biotechnology University of Rajasthan, Jaipur 2004
B.Sc. (Hons.) Industrial Microbiology University of Rajasthan, Jaipur (Maharani’s College, Jaipur) 2002

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal University Jaipur Associate Professor Academic, Research, Administrative Nov. 2015 - Present
Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK Visiting Research Fellow (On Sabbatical leave from Manipal University Jaipur) Post Doctoral Research funded by Schlumberger Foundation, Netherlands January 2017-January 2018 & (Contd. till March 2019 by regular visits)
Manipal University Jaipur Sr. Assistant Professor Academic, Research, Administrative July 2015 - Nov. 2015
JECRC Engineering College, Tonk Road, Jaipur Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer and Assistant Professor Academic, Research, Administrative and Training & Placements Feb. 2005 – June 2015 (10.5 Years)
University of Rajasthan, Jaipur Research Scholar (Part Time) Doctoral Research July 2007 – Feb. 2011

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Environmental Toxicology, Bioprocess Engineering & Biotechnology

Area of Expertise

Wastewater Treatment, Drinking Water Quality and Micropollutants, Biological Wastes Treatment

Area of Research

Industrial & Hospital Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Bioremediation and Biodegradation, Enzyme Immobilization Techniques, Genotoxicity and Mutagenicity

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • PhD Co-ordinator, Department of Civil Engg. - 2015-16, 2016-17
  • Faculty Lab In-charge, Environmental Engg. Laboratory - 2015-16, 2016-17
  • Member of Department of International Collaborations (DoIC), MUJ - 2018-19, 2019-20

Annual Member :

  • International Water Association (IWA) headquartered in London, UK (2016-17 onwards)
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Headquartered in USA and having chapters worldwide (2014-15 onwards)
  • Society for Applied Microbiology headquarterd in London, UK (2020 onwards)
  • Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) headquarterd in Virginia (VA), USA (2019-20)

Life Member :

  • Social, Environmental and Biological Association (SEBA), Kolkata (INDIA)

Publications and Conferences :

  • More than 45 publications in Journals, Conferences and Book Chapters

Reviewer :

  • Reviewer of many national and international journals of repute

Affiliate Member :

  • Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2020 onwards)

Invited Lectures :

  • Invited Lectures on “bioremediation of micropollutants using bioelectrical systems” at Columbia University, New York, USA, July 18, 2019
  • Invited Lecture on “Socio-economic spillovers resulted from the functioning of STPs in Jaipur, India” organized by ADBI at LKY School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore, July 12, 2018

UKRI College Member :

  • UK Researcg & Innovation (UKRI) International Development Peer Review College Member for reviewing research proposals from the UK Research Council Members.

Expert Visits :

  • Arranged visits from International and National Experts from organizations like CSIRO Australia
  • International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources management (ICE WaRM) Australia
  • Rajasthan Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (RaCE WaRM) and PHED Govt. of Rajasthan

MoU’s with International Organizations (2019) :

  • Co-ordinated and arranged for MoUs with CSIRO Australia and ICE WaRM Australia

Manipal Navonmesh 2019 :

  • Inter-State Project Exhibition Competition organized by E-Cell, MUJ: Co-ordinated for Civil Engg. Department and won the III Prize

Summer School 2019 :

  • Co-ordinator for Summer School 2019 organized by DoIC at MUJ

Techideate 2016  :

  • Co-ordinator for executing MOUs with External Agencies for the Annual Technical Festival of MUJ

 

Professional Achievements :

  • 2020:  Received an offer for a collaborative Research Project of MUJ with its MoU Partner CSIRO Australia including a B.Tech Final year student’s research internship from MUJ at CSIRO campus in Adelaide, Australia.
  • 2018:  Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Japan, Tokyo awarded a research cum study project on functioning and evaluation of STPs in Jaipur City (Award Cost: US $ 5000).
  • 2018 and 2016:     Awarded with Schlumberger Foundation’s “Faculty for the Future Grant” for working as Visiting Researcher in 2018 and for Post Doc Research at University of Cambridge, UK having a total grant of about US $ 85,000.
  • 2017:   Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India has sanctioned a research project of three years duration (2017-20) with a budget outlay of more than Rs. 30 lacs which has been executed as Principal Investigator at Manipal University Jaipur and completed in Feb. 2020.
  • 2014     Awarded with Syngenta grant by Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Europe for presenting paper at its 24th Annual Meeting held at Basel (Switzerland) May 11-15.
  • 2014     Awarded with Financial Assistance under Travel Grant Scheme by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for attending International conference held at Basel (Switzerland) May 11-15.
  • 2014     Awarded with ITS grant by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), DST GoI for attending International conference held at Basel (Switzerland) May 11-15.
  • 2014     Awarded consolation prize for Science Slam Presentation at 24th Annual Meeting of SETAC held at Basel (Switzerland) May 11-15.
  • 2011     Award for Excellence in Teaching by JECRC Foundation, Jaipur.
  • 2009     Awarded second prize for the Paper Presentation (Oral) atNational conference on New Biology and Plant Engineering” held at Jaipur National University, Jaipur, India, December 1-2.
  • 2009     Awarded second prize for the Paper Presentation (Oral) atNational conference on Recent Trends in Environmental Toxicology and Biotechnological Approach to Conserve Environment” held at International College For Girls, Jaipur, India, January 30-31.
  • 2005     3rd position in M.Sc. (Biotechnology) at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, 2002-04.
  • 2002     Awarded with D.A.A.D. Fellowship for practical training at the School of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, GERMANY.