The Team

Dr. Wriju Kargupta

Postdoctoral Researcher Techno-economic Assessment

Dr. Wriju Kargupta

Dr Wriju Kargupta completed his Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology from NIT Durgapur and his M.Tech in Environmental Science & Engg from IIT Bombay (2010-2012). Wriju then worked at The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI, New Delhi, India) (2012-2013), before joining Reliance Technology Group, RTG (2013-2017), where he worked on A2O (Algae to Oil project), mainly with the Downstream Process Engineering group (Mumbai) and Analytical Biological Lab at Jamnagar, Gujarat, India.

In 2018, he began his PhD at Monash University, Clayton. Wriju’s research on energy efficient production of cellulose nanofiber is part of the Processing Lignocellulosics into High Value Products (PALS), under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Warren Batchelor and Dr Joanne Tanner. After completing his PhD in 2021, Wriju was briefly working at Bioextrax AB, Sweden (in early 2022, a spin off Lund University) on Downstream methods for PHA extraction and purification. Before joining CircBio, Wriju was employed as a postdoctoral scientist at CBNU , South Korea this time working on PHA production using fermentation.