Dr. Sayan Bhattacharya

Dr. Sayan Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor
School of Ecology and Environment Studies.

Dr. Sayan Bhattacharya works as an Assistant Professor in School of Ecology and Environment Studies, Nalanda University, Rajgir, India. He completed his MSc and PhD in Environmental Science from University of Calcutta followed by two years of post-doctoral research from Presidency University, India. He has over 14 years of teaching experiences at University of Calcutta, Rabindra Bharati University, Viswa Bharati University and Vidyasagar University, India.

Dr. Bhattacharya is extremely well published in his field, having published over 30 international journal papers, 10 book chapters, several international and national conference proceedings. He is also a member of the reviewers committee of several international journals and sits on the editorial boards of international journals with high impact factors. In 2023, he has been elected as the Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, UK.

Dr. Bhattacharya has delivered lectures and presented papers at the University of Oxford, University College London, Royal Society of London, University of Indonesia, Yale University, Florida International University, University of Innsbruck, Athens Technical University, Vietnam National University, Indian Statistical Institute and Jadavpur University amongst others.

Dr. Bhattacharya primarily works on arsenic pollution. For the last 16 years, he has been engaged in studying arsenic contamination in the Bengal Delta, bioaccumulation of arsenic in edible plants, and applications of phytoremediation and nanoparticles in arsenic remediation. Additionally, he has been working in the area of microplastic pollution, focusing on microplastic contamination, bioaccumulation and remediation.

Apart from his research, Dr. Bhattacharya is an exceptionally talented photographer and passionate about environmental photography. He has published over 600 photographs in leading magazines like Lonely Planet, Camerapixo, Better Photography, Outlook Traveller, Asian Photography etc. His interest in photography has propelled him to organise eight independent solo photography exhibitions in India(2013-2022).He is also a Hindustani Classical vocalist and a skilled painter.

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