Dr Neeraj K Aggarwal is presently working as a Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra, India. He is having more than 11 years of teaching experience of post graduation classes. He has guided 13 Ph.D research students and presently two students are working under his guidance. He has obtained his MSc and Ph.D in Microbiology from CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar .He is gold medallist and has been awarded prestigious S R Vyas gold medal of CCS Haryana Agricultural University for being best microbiological research worker. He has more than 100 publications to his credit including research papers, reviews and book chapters in various journals of national and international repute. He also authored a popular text book “Introduction to Biotechnology” for B Tech Students and one edited book “Microbiology and Biotechnology for a sustainable environment”.
Dr Aggarwal has focussed his research areas around microbial biotechnology for different metabolites, molecular genetics and biological control agents. His lab is engaged in utilization of different industrial wastes for some value added products like bioplastics. He and his team is also involved in exploitation of different agricultural residues of lignocellulosic nature for bioethanol production. Different medicinal plants were also screened for their antimicrobial potential and other health benefits.