Group Members

Dr. Kankana Kundu
Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: +49 89 3187-3736
E-mail
Building/Room: Building 25/ room 131

Research Interest

Wastewater treatment, micropollutant degradation in groundwater, microbial resource management, bioreactor engineering.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2014: Postdoc at the “Environmental Isotope Chemistry group” in the ERC project “Microdegrade”.
  • 2009-2013: Doctorate of Philosophy, Indian Institute of Technology, specialized in Environmental Biotechnology (part of the research performed at ATB, Potsdam, Germany through DAAD).
  • 2007-2008: Lecturer at West Bengal Technical University, India.
  • 2005-2007: Master of Technology, Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, India, specialized in Biochemical Engineering.
  • 2001-2005: Bachelors in Technology, AAI-Deemed University

Publications

  • K. Kundu, S. M. Acharya, T. R. Sreekrishnan, Improved stability of anaerobic digestion through the use of selective acidogenic culture, Journal of environmental engineering (2015), In press.
  • K. Kundu, I. Bergmann, M. Klocke, S. Sharma, T. R. Sreekrishnan, Impact of abrupt temperature increase on the performance of an anaerobic hybrid bioreactor and its intrinsic microbial community, Bioresource Technology 168 (2014), 72-79.
  • S. Abubakkar, K. Kundu, T. R. Sreekrishnan, Comparative study of the performance of anaerobic rotating biological contactor and its potential to enrich hydrogenotrophic methanogens, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology (2014), In Press.
  • K. Kundu, S. Sharma, T. R. Sreekrishnan, Changes in microbial communities in a hybrid anaerobic reactor with organic loading rate and temperature, Bioresource technology 129 (2013) 538–547.
  • K. Kundu, I. Bergmann, M. Klocke, S. Sharma, T. R. Sreekrishnan, Influence of hydrodynamic shear on performance and microbial community structure of a hybrid anaerobic reactor, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 89 (3) (2013) 462–470.
  • K. Kundu, I. Bergmann, S. Hahnke, M. Klocke, S. Sharma, T. R. Sreekrishnan, Carbon source - a strong determinant of microbial community structure and performance of an anaerobic reactor, Journal of Biotechnology 168 (4) (2013) 616–624.
  • K. Kundu, S. Sharma, T. R. Sreekrishnan, Effect of operating temperatures on the microbial community profiles in a high cell density hybrid anaerobic bioreactor, Bioresource Technology 118 (2012) 502–511