Dr. A. Carmalin Sophia

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Environmental Leadership Program Fellow
Field of Specialization: Environmental Sciences and Toxicology
Name: Dr. A. Carmalin Sophia
Official Address and Designation: Scientist
National Environmental Engineering Research Institute
Chennai Zonal Lab, CSIR Complex
Taramani, Chennai 600 113
Tamil Nadu
Telephone (O): 91-44-22541964
E-mail: ac_sophia@neeri.res.in
Duration of Grant: Four months
Project Title: Feasibility Study of Bio-Hydrogen production from Non-cellulosic and Cellulosic Waste using Microbial Electrolysis Cells
Abstract of Project :
It is well known that cellulose in nature is a persistent material. Cellulosic materials can however be converted into a valuable resource. For my Fulbright project, I propose to study the feasibility of conversion of biomass containing cellulose into bio-hydrogen gas. This is comparatively a new area of research under the "waste to energy" section. I hope my research can help develop a technology to that will produce low cost alternate energy for rural communities in India.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Chemistry University of Madras, Chennai 2005
M.Phil. Chemistry University of Madras, Chennai 2000
M.Sc. Chemistry University of Madras, Chennai 1998
Professional Background :
Scientist NEERI, Chennai 2006–till date
Lecturer Madras Christian College, Chennai 2004–2006
Senior Project Associate Anna University, Chennai 2004–2004
Dr. A. Carmalin Sophia