Dr. Mahendra Rai is M.Sc., Ph.D., Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India.
Dr. Rai has published more than 250 research papers in Indian and foreign journals, 31 books from reputed publishers like Springer, Elsevier, CRC, Taylor and Francis and Scientific Publisher, and more than 102 popular articles. He is a member of several scientific societies and has been a National Scholar for five years.
He has received several prestigious awards, including the father T.A. Mathias award (1989) from the All India Association for Christian Higher Education, and the Medini Award for book on Herbal Medicines by the Government of India. He also visited Brazil under TWAS-UNESCO Associateship (2002, Italy), Visiting Scientist at the Department of Bioenergetics, University of Geneva, Switzerland (2004), Hungarian Scholarship to visit the Department of Plant Protection, Debrecen University, Hungary (2006, 2008), Visiting Professor, Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun Poland (2012); Visiting Scientist, Biological Chemistry Laboratory, State University of Campinas under Indo-Brazil programme (2009-2012) and in 2013 under FAPESP programme.
Dr. Rai serves as a referee for 20 international journals and is a member of editorial board of ten national and international journals. He has approximately three decades of teaching and research experience.
Dr. Rai has numerous international collaborations, including Argentina, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Brazil and USA in microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology.