Rochak Mittal is a Postdoctoral Researcher in multiphase Reactor and Intensification Group (mRING) at Bernal Institute, University of Limerick, Ireland. He has joined the research group (mRING) of Professor Vivek Ranade as MSCA PROCESS-COFUND Fellow. Prior joining the University of Limerick, he can completed his Ph.D program at the Department of Food Engineering at Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI), Mysuru, India. He has completed his Bachelors of Technology in Biotechnology in 201 from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, India. Rochak has completed his Master of Technology in Industrial Biotechnology in 2012 from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, India. He has qualified CSIR-UGC-National Eligibility Test (NET) – 2013, with All India Rank of 76. In 2014, Rochak joined Professor K.S.M.S Raghavarao’s research group at CSIR-CFTRI, Mysuru for doctoral research on Downstream processing of phycobiliproteins from macroalgae, Gelidium pusillum. His area of interest is downstream processing of commercially valuable biomolecules from algae, process intensification and food processing. Apart from this he has teaching experience of more than two years. His current research focuses on development of models for the hydrodynamic cavitation devices and extraction of bioactive biomolecules.
2020 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie action (MSCA) PROCESS COFUND Fellowship
2018 – International Travel Grant from SERB, Department of Science and Technology (DST) held at Seattle, WA, organised by Elsevier.
2014 – Research fellowship from Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Government of India
2013 – Qualified CSIR NET JRF with Rank 76
2010 – Qualified GATE-2010 with 97.02 percentile and received fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Peer Reviewed Journal
2020 - Membrane processing for purification of R-Phycoerythrin from marine macro-alga, Gelidium pusillum and process integration
Rochak Mittal, Archana G. Lamdande, Richa Sharma, and KSMS Raghavarao, Separation and Purification Technology
2020 - Flux evaluation based on fouling mechanism in acoustic field-assisted ultrafiltration for cold sterilization of tender coconut water
Archana G. Lamdande, Rochak Mittal and KSMS Raghavarao, Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies
2019 – Aqueous two-phase extraction of R-Phycoerythrin from marine macro-algae, Gelidium pusillum
Rochak Mittal, Richa Sharma and KSMS Raghavarao, Bioresource Technology
2018 – Simple and Efficient Method for Extraction of C-Phycocyanin from Dry Biomass of Arthospira platensis
Hrishikesh A. Tavanandi, Rochak Mittal, Chandra Shekhar Jampani and KSMS Raghavarao, Algal Research
2018 – Extraction of R-Phycoerythrin from marine macro-algae, Gelidium pusillum, employing consortia of enzymes
Rochak Mittal and KSMS Raghavarao, Algal Research
2017 – Ultrasound assisted methods for enhanced extraction of phycobiliproteins from marine macro-algae
Rochak Mittal, Hrishikesh A. Tavanandi, Vaibhav A. Mantri and KSMS Raghavarao, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
2015 – "Contactors for Aqueous Two-Phase Extraction: A Review." Hrishikesh A. Tavanandi, Dugeshwar Karley, Rochak Mittal, K. Venkatesh Murthy and KSMS Raghavarao, Current Biochemical Engineering