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Dr Pallavee Srivastava

Dr Pallavee Srivastava

Research Associate

School of Engineering

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Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Research Asscoiate on ASPIRE ( Accelerated Supergene Processes in Repository Engineering) Project, in the Geoenvironmental Researcg Centre, School of engineering. The aim for this project is to create a sustainable method to remeditae contaminated waste and recover the resource from the waste.

My research interests are interdisciplinary and with time have evolved from just basic sciences to applied.

Biography

I am an early career researcher, at present working as a postdoctoral Research Associate on the ASPIRE project in the Geoenvironmental Centre, School of Engineering, Cardiff University since July 2021. Following my Masters in Bio-Medical Engineering at VIT University and a masters thesis at NUS, I joined BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa campus as JRF, and SRF in the third year, on a Ministry of Earth Science (MoES) sponsored project entitled, Biological Synthesis of Metal Sulfide and Metallic Nanoparticles using Halophilic Archaeobacteria,2011-2014. I extended this work to include synthesis of nanoparticles using halophilic bacteria as part of my Ph.D. thesis. Subsequently, I was awarded the SERB National Postdoctoral Fellowship (N-PDF), ‘Nano-vehicles for siRNA delivery into mouse embryonic stem cells as potential therapeutic approach in regenerative medicine'. However, I declined this to pursue my postdoc as a Royal Society-SERB Newton International fellow on ‘New insight into the microbial transformation of selenium for bio-remediation and bio-recovery at Aberystwyth University. Whilst at Aberystwyth University, I collaborate with the Physical Sceinces department and was awarded the university research fund for 'Quantitative analysis of biologically synthesized selenium for application in Photovoltaics'.

Publications

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2016

2015

2014

2013

Area of interests:  Geomicrobiology, Metal-Microbe Interaction, Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology, Nanobiotechnoogy, and Materials Science.

PositionTitlePeopleSponsorDuration
Junior Research FellowBiological Synthesis of Metal Sulfide and Metallic Nanoparticles using Halophilic ArchaeobacteriaKowshik M, Ramanan SRMoES (Ministry of Earth Science)2011-2014
Newton International FellowNew insight into the microbial transformation of selenium for bio-remediation and bio-recoveryMitchell ARoyal Society, SERB (Science and Engineering Research Board)2018-2021
Co-PIQuantitative analysis of biologically 
synthesized selenium for application in Photovoltaics
Mitchell A,   
Tomes JJ, Srivastava P, Evans A
University Research Fund (Aberystwyth University)September 2019- December 2019
Research AssociateASPIRE - Accelerated Supergene Processes in Repository EngineeringSapsford, D, Cleall, P,  Harbottle, M, Owen, N, Weightman, AEPSRC2021-2023