International Internship Program for Management Intern

Professor Barney Glover, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Western Sydney, Australia, along with members of the university executive team invited Dr. Archana Saily Painuly, Faculty of Chemical Sciences to attend to celebrate UWS 25th Anniversary, as well as an opportunity to network with other successful UWS alumni and partners in New Delhi.

Dr. Archana Saily Painuly with Prof (Dr.) Barney Glover (right) Vice Chancellor , and Prof (Dr.) Scott Holmes (left) , Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Western Sydney, Australia

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Dr. Archana Saily Painuly

Dr. Archana Saily Painuly had her M.Sc (1991), M.Phil (1992) and Ph.D (1997) from IIT Roorkee, India. She obtained Master in Civic Engineering & Environmental (Hons) from University of Western Sydney, Australia in 2007. She has more than fifteen years of research and teaching experience in various capacities both in India and overseas.

Dr. Painuly is recipient of SEEWRT (Sustainability in Ecological Engineering and Resources Technology) Research Award (2002) by University of Western Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia and AINSE Award (2004) by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Sydney, NSW, Australia for sediment dating of lake Burragorang. Dr. Painuly has Three Patents to her credit on development of processes for the recovery of hi-tech and strategic metals from low grade ores, spent catalysts and industrial wastes. She was awarded Gold Medal for standing first class first in Master of Philosophy (Industrial Methods of Chemical Analysis). She received Dr. B.C. Haldar Award from Indian Society of Analytical Scientist, India (1994) for her research on removal and recovery of molybdenum and tungsten from wastes. She held Senior Research Fellowship (1995-97) and Post Doctoral Fellowship (1997-2000) from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. She has been Executive Editor of Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology since 2012. She currently serves as associate editor, guest editor and editorial board members and reviewers for a number of International and National journals.

Her research covers broad spectrum of hydrometallurgical and bio-hydrometallurgical methods with interest from basic mechanism to industrial applications. She has developed cost effective green methodology for recovery of heavy and hi-tech metals. Other area of her keen interest is environment pollution and management which includes fate and effects of pollutants in water, sediment & soil, bioavailability of heavy metals in water and sediments to predict toxicity apart from development of background levels of metals & nutrients in sediments and waste water management. Her current research passion is bioremediation especially phytoremediation of metal contaminated soil and water.

M.Tech Student Presentation in Conference

Ms. Ruchi Gupta, M.Tech (CE), under the supervision of Dr. Painuly presented her research paper on bioremediation of arsenic in 5th Asia-Oceania Conference (January 2015) on Green and Sustainable Chemistry.