Dr. Soumesh Padhi

Postdoctoral Associate


Dr. Soumesh Padhi's research is motivated by the keen quest to understand molecular behavior towards an organizational physiology by microorganisms, and how they function as an essential organ by modulating different metabolism on their own as well as their surrounding through gradual evolution. Soumesh's research is focused on bacterial involvement in the geochemical cycle, such as nitrogen and carbon and more specifically heterotrophic nitrification and denitrification. The work was involved in isolation and characterization with practical application of heterotrophic bacterial strain for wastewater bioremediation. The study of microbial population dynamics using a metagenomic approach was one of the major objectives of his past research. Soumesh's research spectrum has expanded towards the synthesis of different metal and metal oxide nanoparticles, examining the antibacterial properties of synthesized nanoparticles and use of nanoparticles as feed additives to increase growth, muscle micronutrient content and immunity in fish. 


  • MSc in Biotechnology, Utkal University, Odisha, India
  • PhD in Biotechnology, Utkal University, Odisha, India


  • Aerobic and heterotrophic nitrogen removal by Enterobacter cloacae CF-S27 with efficient utilization of hydroxylamine. Bioresource Technology, 2017
  • Molecular insight into the dynamic central metabolic pathways of Achromobacter xylosoxidans CF-S36 during heterotrophic nitrogen removal processes. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 2017
  • Characterisation of heterotrophic nitrifying and aerobic denitrifying Klebsiella pneumoniae CF-S9 strain for bioremediation of wastewater. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 2013

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