About Principal Investigator

Dr. Sunil A. Patil

Assistant Professor, Environmental Sciences
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali)
Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306, Punjab
Email: sunil@iisermohali.ac.in; sunilmicro12@gmail.com
Tel: +91 9860416416
Twitter: sunil_micro

Previous positions:

2016 – 2017:  "Senior Humboldt research fellow, Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
2013 – 2016:  Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, Center of Microbial Ecology and Technology (CMET), Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
2011 – 2012:  Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
2008 – 2010: DAAD doctoral researcher, Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
2007 – 2011:  PhD student, Department of Microbiology, University of Pune, Pune, India

Research output:

Pear-reviewed Publications in International Journals:    50
Book Chapters:                             13
H factor (Scopus/Google scholar):                 28/29

For details, please refer to:
Google Scholar
Research Gate


Environmental impact and risk assessment (EES407)
Environmental Microbiology (EES642)
Environmental Biotechnology (EES643)
Environmental Sanitation, Hygiene, and Waste Management (IDC408)

Selected awards honors and achievements:

  • IISER Mohali Best teacher award 2021, IISER Mohali
  • Associate editor, Microbiotechnology specialty section of Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology and Frontiers in Environmental Science journals (since Dec 2020)
  • Elected board member, International Society of Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET) (Oct 2020)
  • Applied Energy – 2020 highly cited paper award for our paper titled “Strategies for optimizing the power output of microbial fuel cells: Transitioning from fundamental studies to practical implementation”
  • Founding member, Electrochemical Society of India (ECSI) local chapter, Chandigarh region.
  • Editorial board member, Bioresource Technology Reports (journal link)
  • Humboldt fellowship for the experienced researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation, Germany (2016-2017).
  • Applied Energy – Highly cited paper award (2016, 2019)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Intra-European Fellowship (MC-IEF) by the European Commission (2013-2015).
  • Ph.D. scholarship by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) (2008-2010).
  • Shivaji University Merit Scholarship (2004-2005).
  • First rank in M.Sc. (Microbiology) in Shivaji University, Kolhapur (2003-2005).