Women of Excellence

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Meenakshi Bhattacharjee

Title: Executive Director CAAR
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: University
Major Product/Service: Higher education
Expertise: 33 years experience; 4 years with current university and 29 years in India and abroad; Specializes in algal/environmental/agricultural biotechnology studies and research with special emphasis on cyanobacteria and other microalgae; Oversees Ph.D. students; Teaches classes
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: Life Member, National Academy of Sciences; Life Member, Indian Science Congress; Fellow, Academy of Environmental Biology; Fellow, National Environmental Science Academy; Fellow, International Consortium of Contemporary Biologists; American Society of Plant Biology; Life Member, International Society of Applied Biology; National Algae Association; Phycological Society of America; American Society of Microbiology
University/Degree: M.Sc..; Ph.D., Algal Biotechnology, Banaras Hindu University
Hobbies/Sports: Family activities, travel, music, gardening
Honors & Awards: Various National and International awards including the Albert Schweitzer International Gold Medal for Science Award, U.K.; UNESCO recognized Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose National Award for Excellence in Environmental Biotechnology ; Distinguished Scientist of the Year; International Plant Scientist Award; Dr K.N. Katju Award for Life Sciences; Finalist World Oil Awards U.S.
Published Works: 236 peer reviewed scientific journal research papers