4F10, Academic Block 2, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306, Punjab

Email: sunil@iisermohali.ac.in;sunilmicro12@gmail.com

Tel: +91 9860416416 Twitter: @sunil_micro

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali

Assistant Professor
Dr. Sunil A. Patil
Previous Positions

Senior Humboldt research fellow, Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

2016 – 2017

Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, Center of Microbial Ecology and Technology (CMET), Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

2013 – 2016

Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral researcher, Institute of Biochemistry and Structural Biology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

2011 – 2012

DAAD doctoral researcher, Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany

2008 – 2010

PhD student, Department of Microbiology, University of Pune, Pune, India

2007 – 2011

Research output

Pear-reviewed Publications in International Journals


Book Chapters


H factor (Scopus/Google scholar)


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Environmental impact and risk assessment


Environmental Microbiology


Environmental Biotechnology


Environmental Sanitation, Hygiene, and Waste Management


Introduction to Environmental Sciences


Selected awards honors and achievements

CDC India – Prof. Ashok Pandey research excellence award for 2021 of the Biotech Research Society, India (BRSI) in recognition of contributions to the Environmental Biotechnology area.

Managing guest editor, Special issue on Microbial processes for Resource Recovery of Bioresource Technology Reports journal, Elsevier (2022)

Guest Co-editor, Special issue on Microbial Electrochemical Technologies of Bioresource Technology Reports journal, Elsevier, (2019)

IISER Mohali Best teacher award 2021, IISER Mohali

Associate editor, Microbiotechnology specialty section of Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology and Frontiers in Environmental Science journals (since Dec 2020)

Elected board member, International Society of Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (ISMET) (Oct 2020)

Applied Energy – 2020 highly cited paper award for our paper titled “Strategies for optimizing the power output of microbial fuel cells: Transitioning from fundamental studies to practical implementation”

Founding member, Electrochemical Society of India (ECSI) local chapter, Chandigarh region.

Editorial board member, Bioresource Technology Reports

Humboldt fellowship for the experienced researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation, Germany (2016-2017).

Applied Energy – Highly cited paper award (2016, 2019)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Intra-European Fellowship (MC-IEF) by the European Commission (2013-2015).

Ph.D. scholarship by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) (2008-2010).

Shivaji University Merit Scholarship (2004-2005).

First rank in M.Sc. (Microbiology) in Shivaji University, Kolhapur (2003-2005)

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