Dr S. Venkata Mohan is working as a Scientist in CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT), Hyderabad since 1998. He has done his B.Tech (Civil Engineering), M.Tech (Environmental Engineering) and Ph.D. from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. Dr Mohan was Visiting Professor at Kyoto University (2005), Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Fellow at Technical University of Munich, Germany (2001-02) and Kyung Hee International Fellow, South Korea (2018). Dr Mohan is placed in 2nd position in India and 29th position in World in the field of ‘Biotechnology’ by a Stanford University Study on 2% Global Scientist List. Dr Mohan research majorly intendeds to understand and respond to the human-induced environmental change in the framework of sustainability in the interface of environment and bioengineering. He explored the potential of negatively valued waste as a viable alternative feedstock for harnessing low-carbon energy/materials by developing novel and sustainable technologies through a nexus approach. His main research interests are in the areas of Advanced Waste Remediation, Aciodogenesis, Microbial Electrogenesis, Photosynthesis, CO2 biosequestration, Circular Economy, Self-regenerative Systems and Biorefinery. He also undertook various projects associated with societal relevance and industrial/consultancy projects in the area of environment. He has successfully demonstrated the production of Green (Bio)Hydrogen with simultaneous waste remediation at pilot scale and established a first of its kind of waste biorefinery platform. Dr.Mohan authored more than 360 research articles, 60 chapters for books, edited 4 books and has 9 patents. His publications have more than 19,500 citations with an H-index of 77 (Google Scholar). He has guided 27 PhDs, 2 M.Phils and more than 100 M.Tech/B.Tech/M.Sc students.
Dr Mohan is recipient of the coveted ‘Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar (SSB) Prize’ for the year 2014 in Engineering Sciences from the Government of India. He also received several awards and honours, which include, 'DBT-Tata Innovation Fellow 2018' by Department of Biotechnology, VASVIK Award for the year 2018 in the category of ‘Environmental Science and Technology’ by Vividhlaxi Audyohik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra, ‘Most outstanding Researcher' in the field of Environmental Science in India-2018 by Careers 360, ‘National Bioscience Award-2012’ by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), SERB-IGCW-2017 for ‘Biohydrogen Technology’ from DST-SERB, 'Environmental Engineering Design Award 2017' by the National Design and Research Forum (NDRF) of Institute of Engineers, India (2017), ‘Prosper.net-Scopus Young Researcher Award in Sustainable Development-2010’ under Energy Category by United Nations University and Elsevier, ‘NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award- 2010’ in Earth, Oceanographic & Environmental Sciences by NASI and Elsevier and Nawab Zain Yar Jung Bahadur Memorial Prize-1994 by The Institution of Engineers (India), etc.
Dr Mohan is elected Fellow of National Academy of Engineering, Biotech Research Society of India, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Akademy of Sciences, International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses, Institution of Engineers, International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability, etc. Dr Mohan is serving on the Editorial Board of journals viz., Bioresource Technology, Environmental Technology, Materials Circular Economy, Carbon Resources Conversion, Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, Materials Science for Energy Technologies, etc.