Hardiman Scholar at National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), is doing his PhD in functional environmental microbiology. He is a Postgraduate in Botany from Department of Botany, University of Delhi and Graduate in Botany (Honours) from Department of Botany, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. He has worked as project associate at TERI-Deakin Nanobiotechnology Centre at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Delhi. He has been on the merit list at University of Delhi (2012) and a scholarship holder from Department of Botany, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. He has worked in university funded innovation project on bioremediation and has published three research articles in journals of international repute. He has attended and presented papers and posters in numerous national and international conferences.