Dr. M. Mohibbe Azam

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program Fellow
Field of Specialization: Environmental Management
Name: Dr. M. Mohibbe Azam
Official Address and Designation: Senior Scientist
Division of Natural Resources and Environment
Central Arid Zone Research Institute (CAZRI)
Jodhpur 342 003
Telephone (O): 91-291-2786534
E-mail: mohibbe.azam@gmail.com
Duration of Grant: Four months
Project Title: Capacity Building of Stakeholders for Sustainable Energy Management from Biomass for reduction of Green House Gas Emission
Abstract of Project :
India is under pressure to reduce the emission of Green House Gases (GHG) which adversely affects the climate. Under such circumstances, replacement of fossil fuels by bio-ethanol appears to be a lucrative option. Bio-ethanol can be produced from abundantly available lignocellulosic biomass like agricultural residues, forestry biomass, etc. However, conversion process is complex and challenging. As part of my Fulbright Fellowship, I propose to carry out laboratory experiments for effective conversion of biomass to ethanol. I hope the findings would pave way for capacity building of stakeholders in India for energy management and GHGs reduction.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Chemistry of Seed Oils Jai Narain Vyas (JNV) University, Jodhpur 1998
M.Phil. Metal Porphyrins University of Delhi, Delhi 1991
M.Sc.. Organic Chemistry Bhagalpur University, Bihar 1986
Professional Background :
Senior Scientist CAZRI, Jodhpur 2002–till date
Scientist CAZRI, Jodhpur 1998–2002
(Senior scale)
Scientist CAZRI, Jodhpur 1994–1998
Scientist Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Pusa, New Delhi 1993–1994
Dr. M. Mohibbe Azam