Vishnuvardhan Mahamkali is pursuing his PhD on understanding the energy and redox metabolism of acetogens and thus to increase their product spectrum.

His project involves using various modelling techniques such as thermodynamic metabolic flux analysis (tMFA) and kinetic models to get insight into acetogens metabolism. 

Vishnu received his Master of Technology in Biochemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Later, he worked in Tata Research Development and Design Centre, Pune, India, where he worked on modelling and analysis of M. tuberculosis metabolism.  


Bose, T., Das, C., Dutta, A., Mahamkali, V., Sadhu, S., & Mande, S. S. (2018). Understanding the role of interactions between host and Mycobacterium tuberculosis under hypoxic condition: An in silico approach. BMC Genomics, 19(1).• 

Roy, S., Vishnuvardhan, M., & Das, D. (2014). Improvement of hydrogen production by newly isolated Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum IIT BT-ST1. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39(14), 7541–7552. 

Roy, S., Vishnuvardhan, M., & Das, D. (2014). Continuous thermophilic biohydrogen production in a packed bed reactor. Applied Energy, 136, 51–58. 

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Biological Gas to liquid for Chemicals and fuels