Dr. Binota Thokchom

Designation: DST- Inspire Faculty

Specialization: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Water Treatment, Advanced Oxidation Process, Nanomaterial synthesis.

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MSc, Ph. D.

Name: Dr. Binota Thokchom

M. Sc. Degree: Jiwaji University

Korean Language Degree (Advanced Level): Korea University

Ph. D. Degree: Korea University

Designation: DST- Inspire Faculty

Research Area: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry, Water Treatment, Advanced Oxidation Process, Nanomaterial synthesis.


 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

  1. Position: Project Trainee on “Monitoring and Assessment of Pesticide Residues in Groundwater and Surfacewater of Nagpur region”, sponsored by Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, New Delhi

Place: National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

Period: April 2008- December 2008 (6 months)

  1. Position: Project Assistant II on “Measures in relation to unintentionally produced POPs (Dioxins and Furans) in Western and Central India” UNIDO (United Nation Industrial Development Organization)-MoEF (Ministry of Environment and Forestry) sponsored collaborative project with NEERI, Nagpur.

Place: National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur

Period: January 2009 - June 2010 (1 year and 6 months)

  1. Position: Teaching Assistant to B. Tech/M.Tech/Ph.D. Students

Place: Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, Korea University

Period: During Ph D duration.


 

JOURNAL PAPER PUBLICATIONS:

BOOK CHAPTERS:

 

  1. Residual analysis of pesticides in surface water of Nagpur, India: An approach to water pollution control”, Binota Thokchom, Neeta Thacker in the “Handbook of Research on the Adverse Effects of Pesticide Pollution in Aquatic Ecosystems”, ISBN13: 9781522561118, ISBN10: 1522561110, EISBN13: 9781522561125.

  2. Occurrence of trihalomethanes in drinking water of Indian states: a critical review” Binota Thokchom, Keisham Radhapyari, Snigdha Dutta. Disinfection By-products in Drinking Water Detection and Treatment (2020) 83-107.

  3. Degradation of trihalomethanes using ultrasound-based nanocatalyst”, Binota Thokchom, Disinfection By-products in Drinking Water, Detection and Treatment, (2020) 59-81.

  4. Water-related problem with special reference to global climate change in India, Binota Thokchom, Water Conservation and Wastewater Treatment in BRICS Nations Technologies, Challenges, Strategies and Policies, (2020) 37-60.

 

BOOKS EDITED:

 

  1. Water Conservation in the Era of Global Climate Change”, Binota Thokchom, Pengpeng Qiu, Pardeep Singh, Parameswar Iyer, Elsevier, Paperback ISBN: 9780128202005, Publishing Date: 1st February 2021.

 

CONFERENCES ATTENDED:

  1. Participation: “Greener Aspects of Electrochemistry”, organized by School of Studies in Chemistry & Environmental Chemistry Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India from 7- 9 Dec. 2007.

  2. Oral Presentation: “Residual analysis of pesticides in surface water of Nagpur, India: An approach to water pollution control” at the Recent Advances in Environmental Protection Conference organized by St. John’s College, Agra, India held from 17-19 Dec., 2009.

  3. Oral Presentation: “Sonoelectrochemical Degradation of Ibuprofen” Organized by 2013 Korean Society of Environmental Engineers (KSEE Conference) held from 11th-13th June at CoEX, Seoul, South Korea.

  4. Poster Presentation: “Sonoelectrochemical Degradation of Ibuprofen” at the 34th Symposium on Ultrasonic Electronics (USE 2013) Program held from 20th-22nd Nov., 2013 at Kyoto, Japan.

  5. Oral Presentation: “Ultrasonically enhanced electrochemical oxidation process as new treatment technique.” presented at “Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants” held on 16th-17th January, 2014 organized by National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur, India.

  6. Poster Presentation: “Ultrasound-Electro-Oxidation Process as Clean Energy based Water Treatment Technology” presented at 2014 Meeting of Asia and Pacific Women in Science and Technology organized by The Association of Korean Woman Scientists and Engineers and International Network of Women Engineers and Scientists held from 29th July to 1st August, 2014 at ECC Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea.

  7. Oral Presentation: “Porous [email protected]3O4 as a magnetically recoverable catalyst for Sonoelectrohybrid degradation of Ibuprofen.” Presented at 2nd Asia-Oceania Sonochemical Society (AOPSS-2) Conference Programme organized by The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, Kuala Lampur.

  8. Poster Presentation: “Multifunctional magnetic nanocatalyst for Sono-electrohybrid system as new water treatment technology.” presented at 2015 Young Women scientist Camp organized by The Association of Korea Women science and Engineering and Asia and Pacific Women in Science and Technology held from 17th to 18th October, 2015 at University of science and Technology, Daejon, South Korea

  9. Best Oral Presentation Award: “Development and the Synthesis of multifunctional magnetic nanocatalyst for Sonoelectrolytic water treatment process” in the Nano Catalysis session at Asia Pacific Congress on Catalysis -7, 2017 event in Mumbai, India.

  10. Oral Presentation “Advanced Technology Development for Water Treatment Application” held at Durban, South Africa under the theme participation in 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave from 25-29 June 2018.

 

INVITED TALK

    1. Topic: “Ultrasound as advanced oxidation technique for treatment of wastewater at National workshop on integrated water resources management strategies and challenges in North-East India at D.M. College of Science, Imphal, Manipur on 29-30th June, 2017.

    2. Topic: “Design and synthesis of nanocatalyst for wastewater treatment application” at International Conference on Nanomaterials: Initiatives & Applications by SOS in Environmental Chemistry and Institute of Engineering, Jiwaji University, Gwalior on 9-11th March, 2018.

    3. Topic: “Women and Policies in Science and Technology with special reference to environment”, The 2019 Meeting of Asia & Pacific Women in Science and Technology (MAPWiST) & the KWSE/APNN International Young Woman Scientist (YWS) camp by The Association of Korean Woman Scientists and Engineers (KWSE).


 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  1. Awarded the Manipur Start-Up scheme, 2019 under idea stage for the development of portable water treatment technology “Korou’s Water”.

  2. BRICS Young Scientist, 2018 (participated in 3rd BRICS Young Scientist Conclave, Durban, South Africa from 25-29 June 2018).

  3. Young Scientist Award on “Design and synthesis of nanocatalyst for wastewater treatment application” by SOS in Environmental Chemistry and Institute of Engineering, Jiwaji University, Gwalior on 9-11th March, 2018.

  4. Awarded the Inspire Faculty Award, January 2018. About to join at IIT Guwahati before May, 2018.

  5. Best oral presentation award for "Development and the synthesis of multifunctional magnetic nanocatalyst for Sonoelectricalytic water treatment process" in the Nano Catalysis session at Asia Pacific Congress on Catalyst, 2017 in Mumbai, India.

  6. Awarded as representative of Smart Sisters, Young Women Engineers and Science (YES) under Korea Women Science and Engineering (KWSE), Seoul Chapter (2016).

  7. Recognized as Information Panel in Smart Sisters Networking Programme under KWSE held at National Assemble, Blue House, House Korea (2014).

  8. Awarded Korea Government Scholarship Programme, 2010 South Korea under National Institute for International Education, South Korea and selected by Ministry of Human Resource and Development, India.

  9. Nominated Inspire Fellowship, 2010 (for securing 1st position in Master).

  10. Nominated Chinese Government Scholarship, 2010 (via MRHD, India).

  11. Nominated Japanese Scholarship (MEXTJ), 2010 (via MHRD, India).


 

REVIWER: INSPIRE Awards- Manak

  1. Department of Science and Technology/ National Innovation Foundation- India, Reviewing the school students’ nominations received under INSPIRE MANAK national competition, 2018-2019

PARTICIPATION IN REFRESHER COURSES, TRAINING COURSES, TEACHING- LEARNING EVALUATION TECHNOLOGY, FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

  1. Ecosystem Approaches to Water and Food Security for Rural Wellbeing, 10th -14th September, 2018 (5 days), Department of Science and Technology, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment and IIT-Guwahati.

  2. Young Women Scientist Leadership Programme, 22nd-24th August, 2013 (3 days), Korean Women’s Leadership in Science and Technology and Future, South Korea.

  3. Attended special NSS camp from 21-30 Dec. 2003 (10 days), D.M. College of Science, Imphal, India under “Youth for Rural Reconstruction Campaign”.

  4. 1 month summer training (summer, 2011) on advance Korean language. June 2011, Korea University, South Korea.

  5. Foreign Students Cultural Festival, Demilitarized Zone Expedition, 18-19th October, 2013, LG Display and Kyeongin Daily Newspaper, South Korea .

  6. The Smart Sisters Networking Programme, 14th February, 2014, Association of Korean Women Scientists and Engineers (KWSE), at National Assembly, Seoul, South Korea.

  7. 2014 Agilent Total Solution Seminar” on Instrumentation, Sample preparation and Pollutant analysis, 27th March, 2014, YoungWha Scientific Corporation Limited, South Korea.

  8. The KSCE 2013 CONVENTION (2013 CIVIL EXPO & CONFERENCE), October 23~25, 2013, The Korean Society of Civil Engineers.

  9. The KSCE 2014 CONVENTION (2014 CIVIL EXPO & CONFERENCE), October 22~24, 2014, The Korean Society of Civil Engineers.

  10. The KSCE 2015 CONVENTION (2015 Civil Expo & Conference), October 28-30, 2015, The Korean Society of Civil Engineers.

  11. CELeN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM (The Civil Engineering Leader’s Network (CELeN), consisting of international students and civil engineers, was established by the KSCE Global Center), July 6-24, 2015, CELeN & The Korean Society of Civil Engineers.

  12. 1st Civil Engineering Leader’s Network (CELeN) Technical Tour, 30th May, 2014, CELeN & The Korean Society of Civil Engineers.

  13. 4th India Water Forum 2019, Water for all: options for safe, sustainable and resilient future, 5-6th March, 2019, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, GOI and TERI.

ORGANIZATION OF REFRESHER COURSES, TRAINING COURSES, TEACHING- LEARNING EVALUATION TECHNOLOGY, FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

  1. 5th National Workshop on NEMS/MEMS & Theranostic Devices, 21-23rd February, 2019, Centre for Excellence in R & D of Nanoelectronic Theranostic Devices, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India.

COUNTRIES VISITED:

  1. South Korea: Received Korea Government Scholarship Program to pursue Ph. D.

  2. Japan: To present paper at a conference in Kyoto.

  3. Malaysia: To present paper at a conference in Kuala Lampur.

  4. China: To participate a conference in Beijing.

  5. South Africa: Selected as DST-BRICS Young Scientist and presented a paper at 3rd BRICS conference held at Durban.

  6. Iceland: To experience the glacier formation in real practical life.

To see the lava and volcanic activity sites.

To study the geothermal power generation and many more.

  1. Paris

  2. Philippines

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  1. Student Member at “The Electrochemical Society” with Identification Number 364145.

  2. Lifetime member at “The Indian Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry.

  3. Member of Women in Science and Engineering, India.

  4. Representative of Smart Sisters, Young Women Scientist under Korea Women Science and Engineering, Seoul Chapter.

  5. Founder of Women in Science and Technology- North East Chapter

  6. Lifetime member of “The Indian Science Congress Association” with Identification Number LSO LM- 0093.

  7. Executive Member of Dynamic Manipur.