Prof. R. P. Singh has contributed over three decades of his dedicated service for research and science education. He is currently a Senior Professor at Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. Prof. Singh received his Master’s in Biochemistry from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, India and Doctoral degree in Microbial biochemistry from Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India. He had continued as a Research Associate at Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh. Further he worked at National Institutes of Health, USA and Harvard Medical School, USA as a Visiting Fellow and as a Research Officer for more than five years. He was also a visiting faculty for a year at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA.
His research interests primarily include enzyme engineering, biofuels, biopolymers and targeted drug delivery. He is associated with several International and National organizations mainly Process Innovation and Process Intensification Network, UK; European Federation of Biotechnology, Committees on Genetically Modified Organisms and Food, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India ; Expert Committees of Department of Science & Technology and Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India and Life Science Research Board, DRDO, Govt. of India. He is a member of editorial board of journals and had served as a reviewer for several reputed international journals. He has authored several original research articles, review papers and book chapters and has one US patent to his credit. He has supervised 23 doctoral thesis and several Master’s and Undergraduate dissertations. Prof. Singh had delivered several invited lectures and had visited countries mainly USA, UK and Germany. He has handled various research projects till date. He is life member of several scientific bodies and is on the board and committees of several institutions.