Dr. Joy did his master (M.Tech) in Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, India (2013). During his master time, he did his specialization in Environment Biotechnology and worked on biohydrogen synthesis from carbon monooxide. Joy obtained his PhD in Environmental Technology from UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands (2016) as an Erasmus mundus joint doctoral fellow (Environment Technologies for Contaminated Solids, Soils and Sediments; ETeCoS3). As part of program, he also carried out his part PhD research at various universities including Université Paris-Est, France and Leiden University. He has also been awarded with COST Fellowship (Feb’2016), a short-term research scientific mission grant (STSM, COST action ES1302, supported by Horizon 2020 European Union) and worked at University of Limoges, France. Currently he is a postdoctoral research fellow at Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, University of California, Berkeley and working on Selenium biogeochemistry. As a young researcher, his understanding of biotechnology has become deeply rooted in the fundamentals of wastewater treatment and application of bioreactors in environmental engineering Bioremediation and Bio-recovery of valuable metals, Geomicrobiology, metal-microbe interactions, industrial microbiology etc.
His specific research interests are: Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Nanotechnology, Wastewater treatment, Bioremediation and Bio-recovery of valuable metals, Nano-ecotoxicology, Fate and speciation of nanoparticles in natural environment, Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry.