Dr. Karthikeyan Rengasamy is Post-doctoral scientist in Department of Biology, Washington University in St Louis, USA. Dr. Karthik have received his Ph. D in chemistry (2013) in the field of bioelectrochemical systems (e.g., Microbial fuels cell, Bioelectrochemistry, and Biosensors) from Central electrochemical research Institute (CSIR-CECRI, Govt. of India), Karaikudi, India. He has acquired experience in characterization of electrogenic biofilms using various electrochemical analytical techniques to understand microbial electron transfers. Currently, Dr. Karthik is working on various noval aspects of photo(light)sensitive microbial interaction with charged electrodes or photobiocathodes. He is performing experiments on both applied and basic research projects. For example, microbial electrosynthesis from CO2, modified electrodes, microfluidic electrochemical cells for understanding the direct microbial electron transfer, etc. He has published about 25 research articles in international peer reviewed journals, and three book chapters in his research career at India, Hong Kong, and USA. He is an active reviewer from various journals such as World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology(WIBI); Iranian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE); Environmental technology(ET); Chemical Data Collections (CDC); International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT); Frontiers in microbiology; Energies
Dr. Karthikeyan Rengasamy Research interests includes Microbial electron uptake of phototrophs; Microbial fuel cells; Microbial electrolysis and synthesis cells; Microfabrication of bioelectrochemical sensors; Microfluidics; Fundamental microbial electrochemistry; Bio- electrochemical remediation of groundwater and petroleum pollutants; Nanomaterial synthesis; Biocathodes developments; Modified electrodes for biosensors.