Director, Phycospectrum Environmental Research Centre (PERC), 132, AK Block, 7th Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai 600040, India and Executive Editor, Journal of Algal Biomass Utilization (JABU). Assistant editor, PHYKOS. Member of Editorial Board, Seaweed research and utilization Journal.. BEST REVIEWER AWARD 2014 - Bioresource Technology Journal, Former Director, Vivekananda Institute of Algal technology (VIAT- 2006 - 2012). Former Professor and Head, Plant Biotechnology, RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai.Former Member of expert committee of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), New Delhi, on Second generation bio-fuels and of Monitoring Committee on Algal Biofuels, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and of project advisory and monitoring committee (PAMC) on CO2 sequestration projects of Department of Science and Technology (DST) and of monitoring committee in projects on algal biofuels of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), New Delhi and former Member of the monitoring committee Technology Development Board (TDB) of DST. GCBR Award 2015, for popularisation of Biological Sciences.