MITAOE Academy of Engineering

Dr. Yogendra Hemant Kanitkar

Dr. Yogendra Hemant Kanitkar

Name: Dr. Yogendra Hemant Kanitkar
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: B.E., M.S., Ph.D (Environmental Engineering)

  • Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering) from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan USA
  • M.S. (Environmental Engineering) from Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA
  • B.E. (Environmental Engineering) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra India

Overview of Profile:

Dr. YogendraKanitkar is an assistant professor in the department of civil engineering at MIT AOE. His key research area is biological treatment of recalcitrant organic compounds.

Fore Front Area of Research: Environmental engineering, environmental microbiology, biological treatment, microbial ecology
Email id : yhkanitkar@mitaoe.ac.in
Contact no: 020 - 30253500 Ext:
Experience (in years) : 5+ years of teaching experience, 7 years of research experience

Awards and Achievements

  • Outstanding Ph.D. student in environmental engineering, Michigan State University, 2017
  • Engineering symposium poster competition (Third Prize), Michigan State University
  • Ivanhoe foundation award for international graduate students working in the field of water research
  • Graduate teaching and research assistantships Clemson and Michigan State University.

Research / Patents / Publications

Journals

  • Kanitkar YH, Stedtfeld RD, Hatzinger P, Hashsham SA, Cupples AM. 2017.Most probable number with visual based LAMP for the quantification of reductive dehalogenase genes in groundwater samples. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 143,44-49.
  • Kanitkar YH, Stedtfeld RD, Hatzinger P, Hashsham SA, Cupples AM. 2017. Development and application of a rapid, user-friendly and inexpensive method to detect Dehalococcoides spp. reductive dehalogenase genes from groundwater. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.61:1-9
  • Kanitkar YH, Stedtfeld RD, Steffan RJ, Hashsham SA, Cupples AM. 2016 . Development of loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for rapid detection and quantification of Dehalococcoides spp. biomarker genes in commercial reductive dechlorinating cultures KB-1 and SDC-9. Applied and Environmental Microbiology:AEM. 03660-03615.

Conferences -06

  • Kanitkar YH. 2017. Development and application of a loop mediated isothermal amplification for rapid quantitative estimation of DehalococcoidesmccartyiRDase genes concentrations from groundwater samples. (PhD defense, Michigan State University)*
  • Kanitkar YH, Stedtfeld RD, Hashsham SA, Hatzinger P, Cupples AM. 2017.Development and Application of a Rapid, User-Friendly and Inexpensive Method to Detect Dehalococcoides spp. Genes in Groundwater. Fourth International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Miami, FL. 23rd May 2017*
  • Kanitkar YH , Stedtfeld RD, Hashsham SA, Hatzinger P, Cupples AM. 2016. The application of loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for the rapid detection of vcrA, bvcA and tceA in groundwater samples. The Tenth International Conference on Remediation of the Chlorinated Solvents and Recalcitrant Compounds. Palm Springs, CA. 25th May 2016*
  • Cupples AM, Kanitkar YH,Stedtfeld RD, Hashsham SA, Hatzinger P. 2016. Development of field methodology to rapidly detectDehalococcoides and DehalobacterSpp. genes on site. SERDP In Progress Review (IRP) Meeting. Arlington, VA. May 17th 2016
  • Kanitkar YH,Stedtfeld RD, Hashsham SA, Hatzinger P, Cupples AM. 2015. Development of loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for rapid detection and quantification of Dehalococcoides spp. in groundwater samples. Third International Symposium on Bioremediation & Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Miami, FL. May 20th 2015.
  • Kanitkar YH,Stedtfeld RD, Hashsham SA, Hatzinger P, Cupples AM. 2015. Development of loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for rapid detection and quantification of Dehalococcoides spp. in groundwater samples. College of Engineering Graduate Symposium. Breslin Center, MSU. April 2015.
  • Kanitkar YH, Stedtfeld RD, Hashsham SA, Steffan RJ, Cupples AM. 2015. Development of loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for rapid detection of Dehalococcoides spp. in groundwater samples. 7th Annual Graduate Academic Conference, Feb 27th 2015. *
  • Freedman DL, Kanitkar YH,Jacob PR, Lehmicke LG.2013. Use of dichloromethane as an electron donor for reductive dechlorination of PCE to ethene. Battelle International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Jacksonville, FL, June 12, 2013.
  • Kanitkar YH, 2012. Evaluation of dichloromethane as an electron donor for the reductive dechlorination of tetrachloroethene to ethene. M.S. Thesis, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. (M.S. Thesis defense)*