LPU Bio-Technologist visited Canadian Universities for innovative Interdisciplinary Research



Jalandhar: Research oriented bio-technologist at Lovely Professional University; Prof (Dr) Neeta Raj Sharma visited Canadian Universities and shared her innovative interdisciplinary research endeavours with scientists present there. Based on green technology, her research work aims efficient waste water treatment. Dr Neeta was invited under IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver & Victoria Sections. She presented her research talk recently at IRMACS Centre located on the Burnaby Campus of Simon Fraser University (SFU) Canada. Prior to this, Dr Neeta has already shared her important research with research scholars of University of British Columbia (UBC), Guelph University (Toronto) and McGill University of Canada. The title of Dr Neeta’s research presentation at these universities remained: “An Innovative Green Technology for treating Municipal and Industrial Wastewater entering Rivers and Streams”. LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal congratulated the hard working bio-technologist at LPU and motivated for continuing with more such global society needed research works.
Dr Neeta Raj informed: “Conventional methods of waste water treatment are not providing sufficient solutions to tackle the current situation. The utilization of agricultural waste to treat waste water and designing of customized filters based on specific application have been identified as utmost need of the time. I am happy to share that my present research endeavour not only deals with waste water treatment but also with waste management.” Many of the research scholars at UBC and SFU, including Tony Teng LI and Prerna Batta, admire Dr Neeta’s research works highly, and claim that her ideas have helped them a lot in their related Ph D thesis-works.
Highlighting, the global scenario of waste water management is very alarming. Highly developed countries treat nearly 70% of the generated waste water; underdeveloped 28%; and, poor countries only 8%. Waste water streams in India are heavily polluted with organic and inorganic toxicants including antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, herbicides etc which is creating dreadful situation for humanity.
As a researcher, Dr Neeta has been engaged as a team-lead in two external funded international research projects (ICIMPACTS DBT) of above 40 Million CAD in collaboration of McGill University and Guelph University in Canada and IARI & Amrita University in India. Her research areas of interest are environmental biotechnology, toxicology, cancer biology, herbal products formulation, Instrumentation and more.