Swaminathan Palanisami

Swami - Picture 2019
PhD Candidate
School of Chemical Engineering

Swami has been working on microalgae since 2003. He started his research career on the bioremediation of textile dye effluent using cyanobacteria, which yielded the first report of the existence of Laccase and Tannase in cyanobacteria. Further, his interest intervened into eco-toxicology, isozyme bio-markers, algal biomass production for bioenergy, utilisation of deep-ocean water from the depth of 350 meters for algal cultivation, and use of flue gas from the coal-fired power plant as a source of carbon dioxide for algal cultivation. Currently, his focus is on “microalgae mediated recovery and removal of wastewater nutrients for agricultural purposes”. He undertook a B.Sc. and M. Sc. in Microbiology at Bharathidasan University, India. He pursued his PhD in National Facility for Marine Cyanobacteria, which he completed in 2010 and joined as a Project Scientist at the National Institute of Ocean Technology, India. As a visiting scholar, he did his Post Doctoral Research at the University of Missouri/Lincoln University of Missouri, USA. Inviting to visit https://microphytesphycologist.weebly.com/ to learn more about him.