Keyur Raval


Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Professional Experience: 

Post Ph.D.
Dec 2008- Dec 2009 - Senior Executive at Alembic Limited, Vadodara, Gujarat
Jan 2010 - Dec 2012 - Associate Professor at Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, Institute of Eminence
Jan 2013 - Sept 2019 - Assistant Professor at National Institute of Technoloogy Karnataka, Surarhkal
Sept- 2019 - to date - Associate Professor at National Institute of Technoloogy Karnataka, Surarhkal

Contact Details


keyurnraval [at] nitk [dot] edu [dot] in


Areas of Interest

Scale-up of cell culture, Bioreactor design, Bioprocess development and optimization

Significant Projects

SERB sponsored project on Impact of maternal diabetes on pre-implantation embryo development: Non-invasive approach to assess embryo quality using oxygen consumption, (March 2017 to March 2020)
Funded Research project from Department of Science and Technology on Heavy metal removal on melanin coated polymer matrix (March 2015 to March 2018)

Supervision of Ph.D

Ongoing: 04, Completed (02)

Significant Publications

1. Screening of chitin deacetylase producing microbes from marine source using a novel receptor on agar plate, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2019-06 | journal-article
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.03.118
2. Expression of Bacillus licheniformis chitin deacetylase in E. coli pLysS: Sustainable production, purification and characterisation, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 2019 | journal-article, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2019.03.144
3. Harsha Thaira, Keyur Raval, Vishnu Manirethan & Raj Mohan Balakrishnan. Melanin nano-pigments for heavy metal remediation from water. Separation Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1080/01496395.2018.1443132, 2018
4. Vishnu Manirethan, Keyur Raval, Reju Rajan, Harsha Thaira, Raj Mohan Balakrishnan. Kinetic and thermodynamic studies on the adsorption of heavy metals from aqueous solution by melanin nanopigment obtained from marine source: Pseudomonas stutzeri. Journal of Environmental management, 214, 315-324, 2018.
5. Ritu Raval, Robin Simsa, Keyur Raval. Expression studies of Bacillus licheniformis chitin deacetylase in E. coli Rosetta cells. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Volume 104, Part B, 1692-1696, 2017
6. Keyur Raval, Kartik Gehlot, Prasanna B. D. Scale up of naringinase production process based on the constant oxygen transfer rate for a novel strain of Bacillus methylotrophicus. Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 47(2), 192-198, 2017
7. Keyur Raval, Yoshihito Kato, Jochen Buechs. Characterization of heat transfer of large orbitally shaken cylindrical bioreactors. Biochemical Engg J, 86, 1-7, 2014.
8. Ritu Raval, Keyur Raval, Satinder Kaur Brar, Mausam Verma. Proteases: Enzme aided value addition in food processing industries. Enzymes in Value addition of waste, Nova Publishers, New York
9. Keyur Raval, Jochen Buechs. Extended method to evaluate power consumption in large disposable shaking bioreactors. J Chem Eng Japan, 41 (11), 2008.
10. Keyur Raval, Yoshihito Kato, Jochen Büchs. Comparison of torque method and temperature method for determination of power consumption in disposable shaken bioreactors. Biochem. Eng. J. 34(3), 224-227, 2007.


• Awarded Dale Carnegie Certificate for high impact teaching skills.
• Awarded Mission10X learning approach practitioners certificate for innovative teaching methods.
• Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at University of Nottingham to research on sustainable energy using appropriate technologies in 2011.
• DAAD (Deutsche Akademische Austausch Dienst) international scholarship (May 2001-February 2002) award for pursuing research in one of the top six technical universities of Germany.


Contact us

Prasanna B D, Associate Professor and Head
Department of Chemical Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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