Faculty Profile

Saumyen Guha

B.E. Bengal Engineering College, 1987
M.Tech. IIT Kanpur, 1989
Ph.D. Princeton University,1996

Room: 303 F Western Laboratory Extension
Phone: (91-512) 259 7917
eMail: sguha[AT]iitk.ac.in


  • Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment
  • Bioremediation, Microbial Ecology
  • Fate and Transport of Heavy Metals in the subsurface
  • Nutrient uptake in plants


  • Dey, D. K.; Guha, S.,  Determination of Community Structure through Deconvolution of PLFA-FAME Signature of Mixed Population, Biotecnology Bioengineering, Vol.96(3), 2007, pp409-420.
  • Tiwari, M. K.; Guha, S.; Harendranath, C. S.; Tripathi, S.,  Influence of Extrinsic Factors on Granulation in UASB Reactor, Applied Microbiology and Biotecnology, Vol.71(2), 2006, pp 145- 154.
  • Sanghi, R., Dixit, A. and Guha, S.,  Sequential batch culture studies for the Decolorisation of Reactive dye by Coriolus versicolor, Bioresource Technology, Vol.97(3), 2005, pp 396-400.
  • Guha, S.; Raymahashay, B. C.; Banerjee, A.; Acharyya, S. K.; Gupta, A., Collection of Depth-Specific Groundwater Samples from an Arsenic Contaminated Aquifer in West Bengal, India, Environ. Eng. Sci., Vol.22(6), 2005, pp.870-880.
  • Tiwari, M. K.; Guha, S.; Harendranath, C. S.; Tripathi, S.,  Enhanced granulation by Natural Ionic Polymer Additives in UASB reactor treating low-strength wastewater, Water Research, Vol.39, 2005, pp.3801-3810.
  • Guha, S. and Bhargava, P.,  Removal of Chromium from Synthetic Plating Waste by Zero-Valent Iron and Sulfate Reducing Bacteria, Water Environment Research, Vol.77, 2005, pp 411-416.
  • Tiwari, M. K.; Guha, S.; Harendranath, C. S.,  Enhanced granulation in UASB reactor treating low-strength wastewater by natural polymers, Water Science and Technology,  Vol.50, 2004, pp  235-240.

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