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Pruthi, V
V. Pruthi Professor vikasfbs[at] 91-01332-285530
Areas of Interest
  • Microbiology, Biofilms, Biofuels
  • Molecular microbiology, Biosurfactants, Biofuels
  • Nanobiotechnology, Drug delivery systems
Professional Background
19972000LecturerGuru Nanak Dev University.
20002003LecturerRoorkee University
20032009Assistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
20092014Associate ProfessorIIT Roorkee
2014till dateProfessorIIT Roorkee
Educational Details
B.ScMicrobiologyDelhi University1989
M.ScMicrobiologyDelhi University South Campus, Delhi,India1991
Ph.D.Institute of Microbial Technology,Sector-39A,Chandigarh-160036,India1998
Sponsored Research Projects
TopicFunding AgencyYear
Candida Biofilms: Molecular Analysis of its Formation and ControlDBT, Govt. of India2003
Molecular analysis of biosurfactant produced using cost-effective feed stocksMHRD, Govt. of India2005
Vermicomposting Technology for waste disposal in rural areasUttarakhand State, Govt. of India2006
Bioremediation of oily sludge contaminated soil using microbial surfactantsDST (fast track award), Govt. of India2007
Microbial release of ferulic acid from agricultural weeds for its therapeutic usageIIT Roorkee (Faculty Initiation Grant-B)2010
de novo production of Triacylglycerol or TAG Accumulating Genetically engineered yeast strains as moDBT, Govt. of India2012
Pathogen transport in subsurface: Analysis and estimation of transport parametersDST Govt. of India2012
Mitigation of Microbial induced corrosion by nanobioproductsDBT, Govt. of India2014
Research Scholar Groups
Scholar NameInterest
Alok Kumar PatelBiofuels
Neha AroraAlgal biofuels
Sonam GuptaBiosurfactant
Harmeet Singh Nanobiotechnology
Navdeep RaghuwanshiDrug Delivery
PHDs Supervised
TopicScholar NameStatus of PHDRegistration Year
Production of Microbial Biosurfactant using cost effective resources.Deepak SharmaA2005
Hepatpprotective potential of antioxodants from Euphorbia hirta and Aegle marmelos.Nilesh Kumar SharmaA2004
Studies on extracellular polymeric substances formed by Biofilm forming Candida species.Ms. Priyanka LalA2004
Molecular Characterization of Biofilm forming Candida species on biomaterialsMr. Vishnu AgrawalA2004
Studies on Toxoid vaccine development in poultry birds to control fowl typhoid.Ms. Deepa UjjawalA2004
Polymer mediated delivery of antidiabetic drugs.Ms. A. MukerjeeA2003
Genetic transformation of cluster beans (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba)Swati VermaA2009
Structural, Computational and Biological studies of ferulic acid and its amidederivativesNaresh KumarA2010
Synthesis and Characterization of nanoencapsulated ferulic acid for biomedical usageRicha PanwarA2010
Molecular analysis of Candida Biofilms.Abbas JanabiA2001
Designing of gellan based electrospun nanofibers for biomedical applicationsPriya VashishthA2011
Guar leaf transcriptome analysis and evaluation of guar gum drug delivery systemUmesh Kumar TanwarA2009
Molecular charactrization of Rhamnolipid and its effect on Candida biofilmNiveditaA2007
studies on ancient DNA and stable isotope profiling of fossilsSonal JainA2010
Impact of environmental factors on Candida albicans biofilmSuma Chaitanya PemmarajuA2010
Refereed Journal Papers


1. Vikas Pruthi and S. S. Cameotra. 1995. Rapid method for monitoring maximum biosurfactant production obtained acetone precipitation. Biotechnology Technique. Volume 9, pp. 271-276. (Publication: Springer)

2. Vikas Pruthi and S. S. Cameotra. 1997. Production and properties of biosurfactant synthesis by Arthrobacter protophormiae-an Antarctic strain. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. Volume 13, pp. 137-139. (Publication: Springer) Impact factor: 1.65

3. Vikas Pruthi and S. S. Cameotra. 1997. Production of biosurfactant exhibiting excellent emulsification and surface active properties by Serratia marcescens. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. Volume 13, pp. 133-135. (Publication: Springer)

4. Vikas Pruthi and S. S. Cameotra. 1997. Rapid identification of biosurfactant producing bacterial   strain using cell surface hydrophobicity technique. Biotechnology Technique. Volume 11, pp. 671-   674. (Publication: Springer)

5. Vikas Pruthi and S. S. Cameotra. 2000. Novel sucrose-lipid produced by Serratia marcescens and its application in enhanced oil recovery. Journal of Surfactants & Detergents. Volume 3, pp. 533-537. (Publication: Springer) Impact factor: 1.45

6. Meenakshi Gaur, Vikas Pruthi, Ramasare Prasad and BMJ Pereira. 2000. Inductive coupled plasma (ICP) emission spectroscopic and flame photometric analysis of goat epididymal Luminal Fluid. Asian Journal of Andrology. Volume 2(4), pp1-5. (Publication: Blackwell) Impact factor: 2.99

7. BMJ Pereira, Vikas Pruthi, and Ramasare Prasad. 2001. Exploring the potential of herbal drugs for the development of the pharmaceutical sector in the state of Uttaranchal. Proceeding in All India Seminar on Infrastructure Development in Uttaranchal Problem and Prospects, held at IIT Roorkee.  Oct., 11-13.

8. Vikas Pruthi and S. S. Cameotra. 2003. Effect of nutrients on optimal production of biosurfactant by Pseudomonas putida- a Gujarat oil field isolate. Journal of Surfactants & Detergents. Volume 6 (1), pp 1-4. (Publication: Springer) Impact factor: 1.45

9. Vikas Pruthi, Abbas Al-Janabi and BMJ Pereira. 2003. Characterization of biofilm formed on Intrauterine Devices. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Volume 21 (3), 161-165. (Publication of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists) Impact factor: 1.14

10. Vikas Pruthi and BMJ Pereira. 2003. Exploring the world of biofilms. SCI-TECH, R&D Magazine of  IITR Roorkee, Volume 2(1), pp 10-11.

11. Shuchi Verma, Renu Bhargava and Vikas Pruthi, 2006. Oily sludge degradation by bacteria from Ankleshwar, India. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, Volume 57 (4), 207-213. (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 2.96

12. Vishnu Agarwal, Vikas Pruthi, 2006.Candida biofilm on Biomaterial surfaces. Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 39(1), S589-90. (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 2.66

13. Vikas Pruthi, 2006. Voice of Silence. Research Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 1(2), 3-4. (Journal Indexed in: Chemical Abstracts, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®) and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition)

14. Anindita Mukerjee and Vikas Pruthi, 2006, Effect of solvent and stabilizers on the preparation of Insulin-loaded poly-ε-carpolactone microspheres. Research Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 1(2), 12-15. (Journal Indexed in: Chemical Abstracts, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®) and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition)

15. Deepak Sharma, Shuchi Verma, Mani Singh, Renu Bhargava and Vikas Pruthi, 2006. Microbial Production of surface active agents for oil bioremediation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Nanotechnology, held at Al-Ain, U.A.E.  Nov., 18-21. pp. 81-85.

16. Anindita Mukerjee and Vikas Pruthi, 2006, Biodegradable polymeric nanospheres as potential carriers for oral drug delivery. Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-Nanotechnology, held at Al-Ain, U.A.E.  Nov., 18-21. pp. 47-50.

17. Anindita Mukerjee and Vikas Pruthi, 2007, Oral Insulin delivery by polymeric nanospheres. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. Volume 3 (1), 1-7. (Publication: American Scientific Publishers) Impact factor: 4.52

18. Anindita Mukerjee, VR Sinha and Vikas Pruthi, 2007, Preparation and Characterization of Poly-ε-caprolactone Particles for Controlled Insulin Delivery. Journal of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Engineering 1(1), 1-5. (Publication: American Scientific Publishers)

19. Anindita Mukerjee and Vikas Pruthi, 2007, Drug Delivery: Techniques for Polymeric Microsphere Preparation. Research Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 2(4), 58-62. (Journal Indexed in: Chemical Abstracts, SCOPUS, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch®) and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition)

20. Vishnu Agarwal, Priyanka Lal, Parul Pruthi and Vikas Pruthi, 2008, Studies of Candida albicans biofilm formed on biomaterial surfaces. Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 136, Supplement 1, October 2008, Page S451. (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 2.59

21. Priyanka Lal, Vishnu Agarwal, Vikas Pruthi and 2008, Characterization of exopolysaccharide produced by biofilm forming Candida albicans. Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 136, Supplement 1, October 2008, Page S759. (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 2.59

22. Vishnu Agarwal, Priyanka Lal and Vikas Pruthi, 2008, Prevention of Candida albicans biofilm by plant oils. Mycopathologia, 165, 13–19. (Publication: Springer) Impact factor: 1.71

23. Priyanka Lal, Vishnu Agarwal, Parul Pruthi, Swaranjit Cameotra and Vikas Pruthi, 2008, Biofilm formation by Microorganisms Isolated from Paper Mill Effluent and its Public Health Implications CLEAN-Soil, Air, Water, 36(12), 963-968. (Publication: Wiley InterScience)

24. Priyanka Lal, Vishnu Agarwal, Parul Pruthi, B.M.J. Pereira, M.R. Kural and Vikas Pruthi, 2008, Biofilm formation by Candida albicans isolated from intrauterine devices. Indian Journal of Microbiology, 48 (4), 438-444. (Publication: Springer) Impact factor: 1.29

25. Anindita Mukerjee, Amalendu Prakash Ranjan and Vikas Pruthi, 2008, Effect of Polymer Concentration on the Morphology and In-vitro Insulin release of PCL Microspheres. Research Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 3(4), 7-14.

26. Mark C. Wagner, George Rhodes, Exing Wang, Vikas Pruthi, Ehtesham Arif, Moin Saleem, Sarah E. Wean, Puneet Garg, Rakesh Verma, Lawrence B. Holzman, Vince Gattone, Bruce A. Molitoris, and D. Nihalani, 2008, Ischemic injury to kidney induces glomerular podocyte effacement and dissociation of slit diaphragm proteins Neph1 and ZO-1. Journal of Biological Chemistry 283:35579-35589. (Publication: American Society for Biochemistry and Microbiology) Impact factor: 4.12

27. Pereira B.M.J., Vikas Pruthi, 2008, Intrauterine Devices: Infections and Biofilms pp. 395-413, In: Disinfection and Decontamination: Principles, Applications and Related Issues by Gurusamy Manivannan. (Publication: CRC Publication, Taylor and Francis group)

28. Priyanka Lal, Deepak Sharma, Parul Pruthi,Vikas Pruthi, 2010, Exopolysaccharide analysis of Biofilm forming Candida albicans. Journal of Applied Microbiology, Volume 109, 128-136 (Wiley-Blackwell) Impact factor: 2.09

29. Vishnu Agarwal, Priyanka Lal and Vikas Pruthi, 2010, Effect of plant oils on Candida albicans. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, Volume 43(5), 447-451. (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 2.97

30. Nivedita Singh, Vishnu Agarwal, Suma C. Pemmaraju, Richa Panwar and Vikas Pruthi, 2011, Impact of infectious Candida albicans biofilm on biomaterials. Indian Journal of Biotechnology, Volume 10,  417-422. (Publication: NISCAIR) Impact factor: 0.28

31. Nivedita Singh, Akhansha Nayyar, G. Bhattacharjee,  A. K. Singh and Vikas Pruthi, 2012, Assessment of Dentifrices against Candida Biofilm. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology.  Volume 167,  1688-1698. (Publication: Springer) Impact factor: 1.75

32. Suma C. Pemmaraju, Deepak Sharma, Nivedita Singh, Richa Panwar, Swaranjit S. Cameotra and Vikas Pruthi, 2012, Production of Microbial Surfactants from Oily Sludge-Contaminated Soil by Bacillus subtilis DSVP23. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Volume 167, 1119-1631. (Publication: Springer) Impact factor: 1.75

 33. N A Kuravadi, S Verma, S Pareek, P Gahlot, S Kumari, U K Tanwar, P Bhatele, M Choudhary, K S Gill, V Pruthi, S K Tripathi, K S Dhugga & G S Randhawa, Guar: An industrial crop from marginal farms, in Agricultural sustainability: Progress and prospects in crop research, edited by G S Bhullar & N K Bhullar (Elsevier, Amsterdam) 2013, 47.

34. Nivedita Singh, Suma Chaitanya Pemmaraju, Parul Aggarwal Pruthi, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra and Vikas Pruthi, 2013. Candida biofilm disrupting ability of di-rhamnolipid (RL-2) produced from Pseudomonas aeruginosa DSVP20. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. Volume 169, 2374-2391. (Publication: Springer) Impact factor: 1.75

35. Suma C. Pemmaraju, Parul A. Pruthi, R. Prasad and Vikas Pruthi, 2013. Candida albicans Biofilm Inhibition by Synergistic Action of Terpenes and Fluconazole. Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. Volume 51, 1032-1037.   (Publication: NISCAIR) Impact factor: 1.16

36. Priya Vashisth, Kumar Nikhil, Suma C Pemmaraju, Parul A Pruthi,  Vivekanand Mallick, Harmeet Singh, Alok Patel, Narayan C Mishra, Rajesh P Singh, Vikas Pruthi, 2013. Antibiofilm activity of quercetin encapsulated cytocompatible nanofibers against Candida albicans. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers. Volume 28(6), 652-665. (Publishers: SAGE, US) Impact factor: 1.31

37. Swati Verma, KS Gill, Vikas Pruthi, KS  Dhugga and GS Randhawa, 2013.  A novel combination of plant growth regulators for in-vitro regeneration of complete plantlets of Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonolobo (L.) Taub.). Indian Journal of Experimental Biology. Volume 51, 1120-1124.   (Publication: NISCAIR) Impact factor: 1.16

38. Priya Vashisth, Parul A Pruthi, Rajesh P Singh and Vikas Pruthi, 2014. Process optimization for fabrication of gellan based electrospun nanofibers.  Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 109, 16-21.   (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 4.81

39. Alok Patel, Mohammad Parvez, Farha Deeba, Vikas Pruthi, Parul Aggarwal Pruthi, 2014. Boosting accumulation of neutral lipids in Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae HIMPA1 grown on Hemp (Cannabis sativa Linn.) seed aqueous extract as feedstock for biodiesel production Bioresource Technology, Volume 165, 214-222.  (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 5.65

40.  Sudipti Arora, Ankur Rajpal, Renu Bhargava, Vikas Pruthi, Akansha Bhatia, A.A. Kazmi, 2014.  Antibacterial and enzymatic activity of microbial community during wastewater treatment by pilot scale vermifiltration system. Bioresource Technology, Volume 166, 132-141.  (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 5.65

 41. Gayatri R Salunke, Sougata Ghosh, R J Santosh Kumar, Samiksha Khade, Priya Vashisth, Trupti Kale, Snehal Chopade, Vikas Pruthi, Gopal Kundu, Jayesh R Bellare, Balu A Chopade, 2014.  Rapid efficient synthesis and characterization of AgNPs, AuNPs and AgAuNPs from a medicinal plant, Plumbago zeylanica and their application in biofilm control. International Journal of Nanomedicine, Volume 9, 2635-2653. (Publication: Dove Medical Press) Impact factor: 4.38

42. Naresh Kumar, Vikas Pruthi, 2014. Potential applications of ferulic acid from natural sources.        Biotechnology Reports. DOI10.1016/j.btre.2014.09.002. (Publication: Elsevier). Impact factor: 0.541

43. Tarun Kumar, Renu Bhargava, K.S. Hari Prasad, Vikas Pruthi, 2014. Evaluation of vermifiltration process using natural ingredients for effective wastewater treatment. Ecological Engineering, Volume 75, 370-377 (Publication: Elsevier). Impact factor: 2.91

44. Naresh Kumar, Vikas Pruthi, 2015. Structural elucidation and molecular docking of ferulic acid from Parthenium hysterophorus possessing COX-2 inhibition activity. 3 Biotech, Volume 5, 541-551. DOI 10.1007/s13205-014-0253-6. (Publication: Springer) Impact factor: 1.36

45.  Priya Vashisth, Mohit Sharma, Kumar Nikhil, Harmeet Singh, Richa Panwar, Parul A. Pruthi, Vikas Pruthi. 2015. Antiproliferative activity of ferulic acid-encapsulated electrospun PLGA/PEO nanofibers against MCF-7 human breast carcinoma cells. 3 Biotech, 5:303–315. DOI 10.1007/s13205-014-0229-6. (Publication: Springer) Impact factor: 1.36

46. Kaushik Ghosh, Sweety Rathi,Pankaj Gupta, Priya Vashisth, Vikas Pruthi, 2015. A simple fluorescent probe derived from naphthylamine for selective detection of Hg(II), Fe(II), Fe(III) ions in mixed aqueous media: Applications in living cells and logic gates. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 2015 (2) 311-317. (Publication: Wiley). Impact factor: 2.44

47. Alok Patel, Vikas Pruthi, Rajesh P. Singh, Parul Aggarwal Pruthi, 2015. Synergistic effect of    fermentable and non fermentable carbon sources enhances TAG accumulation in oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae HIMPA1. Bioresource Technology, Volume 188, 136-144.  (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 5.65

48. Naresh Kumar, Vikas Pruthi, Nidhi Goel, 2015. Structural, Thermal and Quantum Chemical studies of p-coumaric and caffeic acids. Journal of Molecular Structure, Volume 1085, 242–248 (Publication: Elsevier). Impact factor: 1.75

49. Richa Panwar, Asvene Kumar Sharma, Dharm Dutt, Vikas Pruthi, 2015. Phenolic acids from Parthenium hysterophorus: Evaluation of bioconversion potential as free radical scavengers and anticancer agents. Advances in Biosciences and Biotechnology, Volume 6, 11–17 (Publication: Scientific Research Publishing). Impact factor: 0.99

50. Priya Vashisth, Harmeet Singh, Parul A Pruthi, Vikas Pruthi, 2015.  Gellan as novel pharmaceutical excipient. In:"Handbook of Pharmaceutical Polymers" Willey Scrivener Publication.

51. Deepak Sharma, Mohammad Javed Ansari, Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, Nuru Adgaba, Khalid Ali Khan, Vikas Pruthi, Noori Al-Waili. 2015. Biosurfactant production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa DSVP20 isolated from petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated soil and its physicochemical characterization Environment Science and Pollution Research DOI 10.1007/s11356-015-4937-1 Impact factor: 2.76

52. Alok Patel, Dev K. Sindhu, Neha Arora, Rajesh P. Singh, Vikas Pruthi, Parul A. Pruthi, 2015. Biodiesel production from Non-edible lignocellulosic biomass of Cassia fistula L. fruit pulp using oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium kratochvilovae HIMPA1. Bioresource Technology, Volume 197, 91-98 (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 5.65

53. Priya Vashisth, Naresh Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Vikas Pruthi, 2015. Biomedical applications of ferulic acid encapsulated electrospun nanofibers. Biotechnology Reports. Volume 8, 36-44. (Publication: Elsevier). Impact factor: 0.541

54. Deepak Sharma, Mohammad Javed Ansari, Sonam Gupta, Ahmad Al-Ghamdi, Parul Pruthi, Vikas Pruthi. 2015. Structural characterization and antimicrobial activity of a biosurfactant obtained from Bacillus pumilus DSVP18 grown on potato peels. Jundishapur Journal of Microbiology. Volume: 8(9): e21257.  DOI:  10.5812/JJM.21257. Impact factor: 0.65

55. Priya Vashisth, Rajesh P Singh, Vikas Pruthi, 2015. A controlled release system for quercetin from biodegradable PLGA-PCL nanofibers and its in vitro antitumor activity. Journal of Bioactive and Compatible Polymers. Volume 31(3), 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/0883911515613098. (Publishers: SAGE, US) Impact factor: 1.31

56. Richa Panwar, Asvene K Sharma, Mandeep Kaloti, Dharm Dutt, Vikas Pruthi. 2016. Characterization and anticancer potential of Ferulic acid loaded chitosan nanoparticles against ME-180 human cervical cancer cell lines. Applied Nanoscience. Volume 6, 803–813. (Publication: Springer). Impact factor: 3.32

57. Priya Vashisth, Kumar Nikhil, Partha Roy, Parul A. Pruthi, Rajesh P Singh, Vikas Pruthi. 2016. A novel gellan-PVA nanofibrous scaffold for skin tissue regeneration: Fabrication and characterization. Carbohydrate Polymers, Volume 136, 851-859. (Publication: Elsevier). Impact factor: 4.81

58. Priya Vashisth, Amit Srivastava, Hemat Nagar, Navdeep Raghuwanshi, Shruti Sharan, Partha Roy, Rajesh P Singh, Vikas Pruthi. 2016. Drug functionalized microbial polysaccharide based nanofibers as transdermal substitute. Nanomedicine –Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine. Volume 12, 1375-1385. (Publication: Elsevier). Impact factor: 6.69

59. Priya Vashisth, Vikas Pruthi, 2016. Synthesis and characterization of crosslinked gellan/PVA nanofibers for tissue engineering application. Materials Science and Engineering: C Volume 67, 304-312. Impact factor: 4.16

60. Richa Panwar, Suma C Pemmaraju, Asvene K Sharma, Vikas Pruthi. 2016. Efficacy of ferulic acid encapsulated chitosan nanoparticles against Candida albicans biofilm. Microbial Pathogenesis. Volume 95, 21-31 (Publication: Elsevier). DOI:10.1016/j.micpath.2016.02.007. Impact factor: 2.00

61. Sonal Jain, Sunil Bajpai, Giriraj Kumar, Vikas Pruthi. 2016. Microstructure, crystallography and diagenetic alteration in fossil ostrich eggshells from Upper Palaeolithic sites of Indian peninsular region. Micron. Volume 84, 72-80. (Publication: Elsevier). DOI:10.1016/j.micron.2016.02.012. Impact factor: 1.98

62. Farha Deeba, Vikas Pruthi, Yuvraj S. Negi. 2016. Converting paper mill sludge into neutral lipids by oleaginous yeast Cryptococcus vishniaccii for biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology Volume 213, 96-102. (Publication: Elsevier). DOI :10.1016/j.biortech.2016.02.105 Impact factor: 5.65

63. Suma C. Permmaraju, Parul A. Pruthi, R. Prasad, Vikas Pruthi. 2016. Modulation of Candida albicans biofilm by different carbon sources. Mycopathologia. Volume 181 (5-6), 341-352. (Publication: Springer).  DOIi:10.1007/s11046-016-9992-8. Impact factor: 1.71

64. Suma C. Permmaraju, K Padmapriya, Parul Aggarwal Pruthi, R. Prasad, Vikas Pruthi, 2016. Impact of oxidative and osmotic stresses on Candida albicans biofilm formation. Biofouling 32 (8), 897-909. Impact factor: 3.08

65. Alok Patel, Neha Arora, Km Sartaj, Vikas Pruthi, Parul Aggarwal Pruthi. 2016. Sustainable biodiesel production from oleaginous yeasts utilizing hydrolysates of various non-edible lignocellulosic biomasses. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Volume 62, 836-855. Impact factor: 8.05

66. Naresh Kumar,  Sandeep Kumar, Sheenu Abbat, Kumar Nikhil, Sham M. Sondhi, Prasad V. Bharatam, Partha Roy, Vikas Pruthi. 2016. Ferulic acid amide derivatives as anticancer and antioxidant agents: synthesis, thermal, biological and computational studies. Medicinal Chemistry Research. Volume 25, 1175-1192 (Publication: Springer).  DOI 10.1007/s00044-016-1562-1566. Impact factor: 1.43

67. Neha Arora, Alok Patel, Parul A Pruthi, Vikas Pruthi, 2016. Boosting TAG accumulation with improved biodiesel production from novel oleaginous microalgae Scenedesmus sp. IITRIND2 utilizing waste sugarcane bagasse aqueous extract (SBAE) Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 180(1):109-121 (Publication: Springer). Impact factor: 1.75

68. Neha Arora, Alok Patel, Parul A Pruthi, Vikas Pruthi. 2016. Synergistic dynamics of nitrogen and phosphorous influences lipid productivity in Chlorella minutissima for biodiesel production, Bioresource Technology Volume 213, 79-87. (Publication: Elsevier). DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.02.112. Impact factor: 5.65

69. Neha Arora, Alok Patel, Parul A Pruthi, Vikas Pruthi, 2016. Recycled de-Oiled Algal Biomass Extract as a Feedstock for Boosting Biodiesel Production from Chlorella minutissima. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Volume 181, 1-8. Impact factor: 1.75

70. Neha Arora, Alok Patel, Km Sartaj, Parul A Pruthi, Vikas Pruthi. 2016. Bioremediation of domestic and industrial wastewaters integrated with enhanced biodiesel production using novel oleaginous microalgae. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7320-y. Impact factor: 2.74

71. Dharmender Yadav, Vikas Pruthi, Promod Kumar, 2016. Enhanced biological phosphorus removal in aerated stirred tank reactor using aerobic bacterial consortium. Journal of Water Process Engineering Volume 13, 61-69. (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 0.93

72. Dharmender Yadav, Vikas Pruthi, Promod Kumar, 2016. Influence of varying COD and total phosphorus loading on EBPR performed in aerobic baffled reactor using dried powdered sludge. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 4 (3), 3580-3592. (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 1.43

73. Sumit Kumar, Nishant Verma, Nikhil Kumar, Alok Patel, Partha Roy, Vikas Pruthi, Nassem Ahmed, 2016. Design, synthesis, molecular docking, and biological studies of novel phytoestrogen-tanaproget hybrids. Synthetic Communications Volume-46 (5), 460-474. Impact factor: 1.06

74. Richa Katiyar, BR Gurjar, Shalini Biswas, Vikas Pruthi, Nalin Kumar, Prashant Kumar, 2017. Microalgae: An emerging source of energy based bio-products and a solution for environmental issues Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume-72, 1083-1093. (Publication: Elsevier) Impact factor: 8.05

75. Navdeep Raghuwanshi, Ashish Pathak, Alok Patel, Priya Vashisth, Harmeet Singh, Amit Kumar Srivastava, Vikas Pruthi, 2017. Novel biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their therapeutic potential. Frontiers In Bioscience, Elite, Volume 9, 33-43, Impact factor: 3.52

76. Priya Vashisth, Navdeep Raghuvanshi, Hemant Nagar, Amit K Srivastava, Rajesh P Singh, Vikas Pruthi. 2017. Ofloxacin loaded gellan/PVA nanofibers - synthesis, characterization and evaluation of their gastroretentive/ mucoadhesive drug delivery potential.  Materials Science and Engineering: C. Volume 71(1),611–619. Impact factor: 4.16

77. Alok Patel, Neha Arora,Vikas Pruthi, Parul Aggarwal Pruthi. 2017. Biological treatment of pulp and paper industry effluent by oleaginous yeast integrated with production of biodiesel as sustainable transportation fuel. Journal of Cleaner Production. Volume 142(4), 2858–2864. Impact factor: 5.71

78. Umesh Kumar Tanwar, Vikas Pruthi, Gursharn S. Randhawa.  2017. RNA-Seq of Guar (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba, L. Taub.) Leaves: De novo Transcriptome Assembly, Functional Annotation and Development of Genomic Resources. Frontiers In Plant Science. Impact factor: 4.49

79.Sonal Jain, Niraj Rai, Parul Aggarwal Pruthi, Kumarasamy Thangaraj, Sunil Bajpai, Vikas Pruthi. 2017.  Ancient DNA Reveals Late Pleistocene Existence of Ostriches in Indian Sub-Continent. PLOS One. Impact factor: 4.17

80. Juhi Mehtani, Neha Arora, Alok Patel, Priyanka Jain, Parul A Pruthi, Krishna M Poluri, Vikas Pruthi. 2017. Augmented lipid accumulation in ethyl methyl sulphonate mutants of oleaginous microalga for biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology, (Article in press) (Publication: Elsevier).  DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.02.112. Impact factor: 5.65

81. Shalini Biswas, Richa Katiyar, B. R. Gurjar and Vikas Pruthi. 2017. Biofuels and their production through different catalytic routes. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly (Article in press) (Publication: Croatia society of chemical engineering)  

82. Neha Arora, Khushboo Gualti, Alok Patel, Parul A Pruthi, Krishna M Poluri, Vikas Pruthi. 2017. A hybrid approach integrating arsenic detoxification with biodiesel production using oleaginous microalgae. Algal Research. DOI: Impact factor: 3.99

83. Priyanka Jain, Neha Arora, Juhi Mehtani, Parul A Pruthi, Vikas Pruthi, C.B. Majumder. 2017. Pretreated algal bloom as a substantial nutrient source for microalgae cultivation for biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology, (Article in press) (Publication: Elsevier).  DOI:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.02.112. Impact factor: 5.65

84. Farha Deeba, Vikas Pruthi, Yuvraj S. Negi. 2017. Fostering triacylglycerol accumulation in novel oleaginous yeast Cryptococcus psychrotolerans IITRFD utilizing groundnut shell for improved biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology, (Article in press) (Publication: Elsevier).  Impact factor: 5.65

85. Naresh Kumar, Nidhi Goel, Tara Chand Yadav, Vikas Pruthi, 2017.  Quantum chemical, ADMET and molecular docking studies of ferulic acid amide derivatives with a novel anticancer drug target. Medicinal Chemistry Research. DOI 10.1007/s00044-017-1893-y (Publication: Springer). Impact factor: 1.27

86. Shalini Biswas, Richa Katiyar, B. R. Gurjar and Vikas Pruthi. 2017. Role of different feedstocks on the butanol production through microbial and catalytic routes. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. (Article in press) (Publication: De Gruyter). Impact factor: 0.75

87. Alok Patel, Neha Arora, Juhi Mehtani, Vikas Pruthi, Parul A Pruthi. 2017. Assessment of fuel properties on the basis of fatty acid profiles of oleaginous yeast for potential biodiesel production. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Volume 77, 604-616.  (Publication: Elsevier). Impact factor: 8.05

88. Navdeep Raghuwanshi, Poonam Kumari, Amit Kumar Srivastava, Tara Chand Yadav, Ramasare Prasad, Vikas Pruthi. 2017. Synergistic effects of Woodfordia fruticosa gold nanoparticles in preventing microbial adhesion and accelerating wound healing in Wistar albino rats in vivo. Materials Science and Engineering C. Volume 80, 252-262. (Publication: Elsevier). Impact factor: 4.16

89. Navdeep Raghuwanshi, Neha Arora, Ritu Varshney, Partha Roy, Vikas Pruthi. 2017. Antineoplastic and antioxidant potential of phycofabricated silver nanoparticles using microalgae Chlorella minutissima. IET Nanobiotechnology. (Article in press) (Publication: IEEE Journals). Impact factor: 1.52

90. Navdeep Raghuwanshi, Alok Patel, Neha Arora, Ritu Varshney, Amit Kumar Srivastava, Vikas Pruthi. 2017. Antineoplastic and antimicrobial potential of novel phytofabricated silver nanoparticles from Pterospermum acerifolium leaf extract. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology – Asia. Volume 7 (2) (Publication: Benthum Science). (Journal Indexed in: SCOPUS, J-Gate, NKI Scholar, Mediafinder, Suweco, and EBSCOhost)

91. Sonam Gupta, Ritu Varshney, Rajan Kumar Jha, Parul A. Pruthi, Partha Roy, Vikas Pruthi. 2017. In Vitro Apoptosis Induction in a Human Prostate Cancer Cell Line by Thermotolerant Glycolipid from Bacillus licheniformis SV1. Journal of Surfactants Detergents. DOI 10.1007/s11743-017-1986-0. (Article in press) (Publication: Springer). Impact factor: 1.45

92. Neha Arora, Alok Patel, Meenakshi Sharma, Juhi Mehtani, Parul A Pruthi, Vikas Pruthi, Krishna Mohan Polluri. 2017. Insights into the Enhanced Lipid Production Characteristics of a Fresh Water Microalga under High Salinity Conditions. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.7b00841. (Article in press) (Publication: ACS Publications). Impact factor: 2.84

93. Richa Katiyar, B.R. Gurjar, Randhir K. Bharti, Amit Kumar, Shalini Biswas, Vikas Pruthi, 2017.

Heterotrophic cultivation of microalgae in photobioreactor using low cost crude glycerol for enhanced biodiesel production. Renewable Energy.  DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2017.06.100 (Article in press) (Publication: Elsevier). Impact factor: 4.35

94. Alok Patel, Km Sartaj, Neha Arora, Vikas Pruthi, Parul A Pruthi.  2017. Biodegradation of phenol via meta cleavage pathway triggers de novo TAG biosynthesis pathway in oleaginous yeast. Journal of Hazardous Materials, (Article in press) (Publication: Elsevier). Impact factor: 6.065