Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Dr. S.K. Khare, FRSC, FBRS, FAMSc, FNAAS
Dean R&D & Institute Chair Professor of Biochemistry
Enzyme and Microbial Biochemistry Lab
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Prof. Sunil Kumar Khare joined IIT-Delhi, Department of Chemistry in 2000 as an Assistant Professor and rose to HAG and Institute Chair Professor at present, an alumnus of IIT Delhi from where he received his doctoral degree in Biochemistry (1990).
He did his Postdoctoral research at National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan. Prof. Khare has more than 30 years of academic and industrial research experience with 200+ publications and patents.
His current noteworthy contributions have been in differential proteomics of solvent-tolerant and halophilic class of extremophiles and deciphering nanotoxicity mechanisms in plant and microbial systems.
Prof. Khare holds a good reputation in the international research community. He has been invited as visiting Professor to University of Blaise Pascal, Clermont Ferrand, France (2018 and 2014). He was the Visiting Fellow (DBT) at Northern Regional Research Laboratory, USDA, Peoria IL, USA (2006). Prof. Khare has been honoured with awards like Basic Research Award, IIT Delhi (2021),United Nations -Amway award in 1998, Malaviya Memorial Award Senior Faculty-BRSI in 2018.
He is also an elected fellow of prestigious societies like Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses (IFIBiop), France, Biotech Research Society of India Fellow of BRSI (FBRS), Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS), India, Fellow, Academy of Microbiological Sciences (FAMSc) and UNU-Kirin Fellow, Japan. He is also the Vice President, Biotech Research Society of India.
He has been member of several professional societies and has served on several committees and scientific advisory boards. He is Associate Editor of 3
Biotech and Editorial Board Member for Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B and Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.
Apart from being an academician, he has been actively involved in the administrative responsibilities. This is reflected by being Chairman, GATE-JAM, IIT Delhi (2016-17). Currently, he serves as the Dean, Research & Development, IIT-Delhi.