Prof. Varenyam Achal
Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Bioremediation of pollutants from various ecosystems, Advanced microbial based building materials, System biology in bioremediation, Ecological restoration of desert and historical monuments
Biochemical reactions involved in sustainable bricks production with urine
Varenyam Achal is a Professor appointed by the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He joined GTIIT's Environmental Engineering Program in September 2018. Prof. Achal was awarded a PhD from Thapar University, India. Prior to joining GTIIT, he was Professor at East China Normal University, Shanghai. He was Assistant Professor at Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) between 2010 and 2012 during which he also obtained International Young Scientist fellowship from CAS. Prof. Achal has a very board interest in environmental biotechnology and biological based building materials. He has authored more than 100 articles in journals of repute along with several book chapters and two books. He is academic Editor for journals Plos One, Frontiers in Marine Science and Management Systems in Production Engineering. Some of his original research has had a global impact on microbially induced calcite precipitation and attracted worldwide attention.