Dr. Roshan Makam

Professor

Innovative Research Scientist and Engineer with multi-disciplined Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, 25+ years of contributions in industry and academia with international patents

Biotechnology

Undergraduate

Qualification
Qualification Institution Year
PhD Arizona State University 2005
MS Arizona State University 1993
BE Bangalore University 1986/87

Experience
Designation Institution From To
Professor and Ex-Chairperson PES University 2017 current
Professor and Chairperson PES University 2013 2017
Associate Professor PES Institute of Technology 2011 2013
Assistant Professor PES Institute of Technology 2009 2011
Assistant Professor SIT 2007 2009
Environmental Consultant Narasimhan Consulting 2005 2007
Research Scientist Arizona State University 1999 2005
Application Engineer ProSoft Systems Inc. 1997 1999
Process Engineer Genzyme Corporation 1992 1997
Research Associate Arizona State University 1989 1992
Research Assistant Tufts University 1988 1989
Research Fellow Indian Institute of Science 1987 1989

Awards / Achievement
  • Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award - 2017, 2018, 2019
  • 100 Most Dedicated Professor - 2018
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering - 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017
  • Who's Who in Industry Leaders - 2017
  • Who's Who in the World - 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Rashtreeya Gaurav Award - 2010
  • Bharat Shiksha Ratan Award with Gold Medal - 2019
  • Research Peace Award in Biotechnology - 2019


Institutional Membership
  • Zero Waste Society of India
Responsibilities
  • PES UNIVERSITY | Biotechnology Department | Bangalore, India | 2000+ employees Professor and Ex-Chairperson 2017 – present Professor and Chairperson 2013 – 2016 Associate Professor 2011 – 2013 Assistant Professor 2009 – 2011 § Oversaw a team of 15 faculty, 180 undergraduate students, 20 graduate students, PhD students and 6 staff § Guided undergraduate student projects, MS and PhD students § Obtained extra mural funds and collaboration within and across Departments § Set up Research Laboratories and Centre for Sustainable Green Energy § Established Collaboration with industry (Novozymes) and academia (Arizona State University) § Coordinated International Summer Research Internship for undergraduate students § Conducted Research and added value to the Department by publications and patents § Taught courses for undergraduate students

Responsibilities Held
  • SIT | Chemical Engineering Department | Tumkur, India | 1500 – 2000 employees Assistant Professor 2007 – 2009 § Taught Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Environmental Engineering courses to undergraduates § Conducted Workshops, Conferences and Industrial visits § Obtained extra mural funds and conducted research
  • NARASIMHAN CONSULTING | Phoenix, Arizona, USA | 15 -20 employees Environmental Consultant 2005 - 2007 § Designed and developed a water treatment plants in Rio Hondo, New Mexico § Provided Consulting services to clients in the area of water treatment plant
  • ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY | Tempe, Arizona, USA | 20000+ employees Research Scientist – Environmental Engineering Laboratory 1999 - 2005 § Provided scientific insight, creativity and technical expertise vital for leading pioneering investigations in the removal of organics during Soil Aquifer Treatment § Developed predictive models, designed experiments, recorded data and analyzed results § Planned, scheduled, allocated resources and guided laboratory teams
  • PROSOFT SYSTEMS INC. | Burlington, Massachusetts, USA | 10 – 15 employees Application Engineer 1997 – 1999 § Delivered technical leadership and management skills essential for developing, validating and testing automated control programs for this provider of world class software solutions 2 § Collaborated with clients to define software functional requirements and gathered technical specifications
  • GENZYME CORPORATION | Framingham & Allston, Massachusetts, USA | 30000+ employees Process Engineer 1992 – 1997 § Conducted bench, pilot and manufacturing scale process studies for one of the world’s foremost biotechnology companies on various products rhATIII, Vianian and plasmid DNA § Designed experiments, established protocols, troubleshooted problems, wrote Standard Operating Procedures to validate process quality functions, optimizing manufacturing processes § Boosted purity and productivity of licensed products such as Ceredase, Cerezyme and hTSH § Developed containers for stability studies and shipping
  • ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY | Tempe, Arizona, USA | 20000+ employees Research Associate – Chemical, Bio and Materials Engineering Department 1989 – 1992 § Developed an Immobilized Soft Metal Affinity Chromatography resin for protein purification, including qualitative and quantitative assay for resin characterization § Performed process development studies for separation and purification of recombinant compounds for Genencor International, Incorporated
Expertise / list of subjects handled
  • Taught courses for undergraduate students
  • Guided undergraduate student projects, MS and PhD students
  • Taught Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering Subjects
Research Interest
  • Manufacture of Biofuels, Green Energy, Nanobiomaterials and Computational Biology

Research projects (current)
  • Establishing Proof of Concept for Sustainable Green Energy
  • Established a Center for Sustainable Green Energy

Research Guidance
  • Guiding 4 PhD Research Scholars
  • Guided 2 MSc Engineering by Research Students
  • Production and optimization of Halobacterium species
  • Production of biofuels from microalgae
  • Protein Structure Prediction
Conferences
  • Presented at National and International Conferences

Journals
  • Author of several international peer reviewed Journals

Others
  • Awarded International Patents
  • Reviewer of 7 International Peer Reviewed Journals - Elsevier
  • Editor of 2 Journals