S Haldar

Dr. S. Haldar

Sr. Principal Scientist

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Dr. S. Haldar

Sr. Principal Scientist


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Total citation 1450, h-index-21, i10-index: 30 (Google Scholar)


Area of Environmental monitoring, Marine pollution, Marine sensor development:

  1. T.P. Sahoo, S. Vasavdutta, A. Chanchpara, N. Sahu, I. Thiyagarajan, S. Ray, S. Chatterjee, R.B. Thorat, S. Haldar, A.K. Madhava (2022). Pre‑to‑post COVID‑19 lockdown and their environmental impacts on Ghoghla beach and Somnath beach, India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. (Accepted) IF: 5.1 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-21586-z
  2. A.H. Shinde, A. Sharma, S. Doshi, M.A. Kumar, Soumya Haldar*. (2022). Isolation and screening of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria from coast of Bhavnagar, India, and formulation of consortium for bioremediation. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. (Accepted). IF: 4.3 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-19610-3
  3. K. Panja, V. Sonpal, T. P. Sahoo, A. H. Shinde, R. B. Thorat, S. Chatterjee, S. Ray, M. A. Kumar, Soumya Haldar*, (2022). Impact of 2nd wave of COVID-19-related lockdown on coastal water quality at Diu, western coast of India and role of total alkalinity on bacterial loads. Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Accepted). IF: 4.3 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-022-19168-0
  4. M. Muduli, V. Sonpal, S. Ray*, Soumya Haldar*, (2022). In-depth performance study of an innovative decentralized multistage constructed wetland system treating real institutional wastewater. Environmental Research 210, 112896. IF: 6.49
  5. Chanchpara, V. Sonpal, G. Mehta, T. P. Sahoo, R. B. Thorat, Sanak Ray, Soumya Haldar*, (2021). New normal baseline data during nationwide lock down due to Covid 19 pandemic in the world’s largest ship recycling yard at Alang, India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 28 (26), 35051-35063. IF: 4.3
  6. Soumya Haldar*, SK Mandal, R.B. Thorat, S Goel, K. D. Baxi, N. Parmer, V. Patel, S. Basha, K. H. Mody, N. P. Parmer, V Patel, (2014). Water pollution of Sabarmati River—a Harbinger to potential disaster. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186 (4), 2231-2242. IF:2.51
  7. R. R. Nair, N. Joshi, V. P. Boricha, Soumya Haldar*, PB Chatterjee*, (2016). Monitoring metabolite change in ice stored ghol fish (Protonibea diacanthus) by using a 1H NMR technique: Identification of pyruvate as a spoilage marker. Analytical Methods. 8(39), 7030-7033. IF:2.596
  8. SB Kumar, AH Shinde, MJ Behere, D Italia, Soumya Haldar*. (2021). Simple, rapid and on spot dye-based sensor for the detection of Vibrio load in shrimp culture farms. Archives of Microbiology 203 (6), 3525-3532. IF: 2.55
  9. S. B. Kumar, A. H. Shinde, R. Mehta, A. Bhattacharya, Soumya Haldar*, (2018) Simple, one-step dye-based kit for bacterial contamination detection in a range of water sources. Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical 276 (2018) 121–127. IF:7.1
  10. S. B. Kumar, H. Trivedi, N. R. Baraiyaa, Soumya Haldar* (2018). An improved device with an affinity membrane to collect depth specific contamination free water for environmental assessment. Analyst (RSC), 2018, 143, 662. IF:3.978
  11. M. Raju, Ratish R.Nair, Ishan H. Raval, Sakshi Srivastava, Soumya Haldar*, Pabitra B. Chatterjee*, (2018). Natural ionophore functionalized nanobiosensor capable of staining Cr3+ in live brine shrimp Artemia.          Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 266, 337-343. IF:7.1
  12. N. Joshi, V. P. Boricha, Soumya Haldar*, P. B. Chatterjee, (2016). Monitoring metabolite change in ice stored ghol fish (Protonibea diacanthus) by using a ¹H NMR technique: identification of pyruvate as a spoilage marker. Analytical Methods. 8(34), 7030-7033. IF: 2.596
  13. M. Rathod, Soumya Haldar, S. Basha, (2015). Nanocrystalline cellulose for removal of tetracycline hydrochloride from water via biosorption: equilibrium, kinetic and thermodynamic studies. Ecological Engineering. 84, 240-249. IF: 3.512
  14. M. Raju, R.R. Nair, I.H. Raval, Soumya Haldar*, P. B. Chatterjee, (2018). A water-soluble Cu2+-specific colorimetric probe can also detect Zn2+ in live shrimp and aqueous environmental samples by fluorescence channel. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 260, 364-370. IF: 7.1
  15. R. Mudhulkar, R. R. Nair, I. H. Raval, Soumya Haldar*, P. B. Chatterjee, (2017). Visualizing Zn2+ in Living Whole Organism Artemia by a Natural Fluorimetric Intermediate Siderophore. Chemistry Select. 2 (22), 6407-6412. IF: 2.1
  16. Ratish R Nair, M Raju, S. Bhai, I. H. Raval, Soumya Haldar, Bishwajit Ganguly, Pabitra B Chatterjee, (2019). Estimation of bisulfate in edible plant foods, dog urine, and drugs: picomolar level detection and bio-imaging in living organisms. Analyst 144 (19), 5724-5737. IF:3.978
  17. S. Dey, A. Kumar, A. Mahto, I. H. Raval, K. M. Modi, Soumya Haldar, V. K. Jain, (2020). Oxacalix [4] arene templated silver nanoparticles as dual readout sensor: Developing portable kit for rapid detection of methylmercury and its speciation. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 317, 128180. IF:7.1
  18. M. Raju, S. Srivastava, R. R. Nair, I. H. Raval, Soumya Haldar*, P. B. Chatterjee (2017) Siderophore coated magnetic iron nanoparticles: Rational designing of water soluble nanobiosensor for visualizing Al3+ in live organism. Biosensors and Bioelectronics 97 (2017) 338–344. IF: 10.257
  19. Ishan H. Raval, Keshob C. Das, Soumya Haldar* (2016) Collection of mullet fish (Mugil cephalus) from west coast of India: evaluation of its quality with relation to food safety. Environ Sci Pollut Res. 24:10833–10845. IF: 3.056
  20. M. Raju, Ratish R. Nair, Ishan H. Raval, Soumya Haldar* and Pabitra B. Chatterjee* (2015).  Reporting a new siderophore based Ca2+ selective chemosensor that works as a staining agent in the live organism Artemia. Analyst, 2015,140, 7799-7809. IF:3.978

  1. R. R. Nair, M. Raju, N. M. Patel, I. H. Raval, E. Suresh, Soumya Haldar*,P. B. Chatterjee* (2015). Naked Eye Instant Reversible Sensing of Cu2+ and Its In-Situ Imaging in Live Brine Shrimp Artemia. Analyst 140, 5464 – 5468. IF: 3.978
  2. Soumya Haldar*, S. K. Mandal, R. B. Thorat, S. Goel, K. D. Baxi, N. P. Parmer, V. Patel, S. Basha,  K. H. Mody, (2014). Water pollution of Sabarmati River-a Harbinger to potential disaster. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186 (4), 2231-2242. IF:1.68
  3. M. Patel, K. Baxi, P. Dayma, D. Upadhyay, N. Parmar, S. Kundu, Soumya Haldar*, K.H. Mody, B. Jha. Assessment of Ground Water Quality with Respect to Bacteriological Contamination in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. Clean – Soil, Air, Water 2014, 42 (10), 1351–1362. IF: 1.603
  4. Upadhyaya, M. D. Survaiya, S. Basha, S. K. Mandal, R. B. Thorat, Soumya Haldar, S. Goel,  H. Dave, K. Baxi, R. H. Trivedi, K. H. Mody. (2013). Occurrence and distribution of selected heavy metals and boron in groundwater of the Gulf of Khambhat region, Gujarat, India. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 21(5), 3880-3890. IF: 3.056
  5. Soumya Haldar, (2010) 'Pollution Control, Climate Change and Industrial Disasters', International Journal of Environmental Studies, 67: 6, 965 – 966.

Area of Marine Ecology and Microbiology:

  1. Neha P Patel, Gaurav G Shimpi, Soumya Haldar*, (2021). A Comparative account of resistance and antagonistic activity of healthy and bleached coral associated bacteria as an indicator of coral health status. Ecological Indicators   120, 106886. IF: 4.229
  2. NP Patel, GG Shimpi, S. Haldar*, (2020). Evaluation of heterotrophic bacteria associated with healthy and bleached corals of Gulf of Kutch, Gujarat, India for siderophore production and their response to climate change factors. Ecological Indicators, 113, 106219. IF:4.229
  3. Ambika H. Shinde, Ishan H. Raval, Soumya Haldar*, (2020). SXT int harboring bacteria as effective indicators to determine high-risk reservoirs of multiple antibiotic resistance in different aquatic environments of western coast of Gujarat, India. Ecological Indicators, 113, 106143. IF:4.229
  4. GG Shimpi, NP Patel, Soumya Haldar.* (2019).     Molecular species delimitation of reef-building coral genera, Porites and Turbinaria (Anthozoa: Scleractinia), from the intertidal fringing reefs of Gulf of Kutch, India reveals unrecognized diversity. Systematics and Biodiversity 17(6):541-557. IF: 1.953
  5. Neha P. Patel, M. Raju, Soumya Haldar* and Pabitra B. Chatterjee*, (2019). Characterization of Phenazine-1-carboxylic acid by Klebsiella sp. NP_C49 from the coral environment in Gulf of Kutch, India. Archives in Microbiology. 202 (2), 351-359. IF: 1.884
  6. Sweta Binod Kumar, Preeti Sharnagat, Paramita Manna, Amit Bhattacharya, Soumya Haldar*, (2017). Enhanced bacterial affinity of PVDF membrane: its application as improved sea water sampling tool for environmental monitoring. Environ Sciences and Pollution Research, 24(6):5831-5840, IF: 3.056
  7. Soumya Haldar*, Kalpana H. Mody, Bhavanath Jha. (2010). Abundance, diversity and antibiotics resistance pattern of Vibrio spp. in coral ecosystem of Kurusadai island. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 50: 1-10, 2010. IF: 1.909
  8. Soumya Haldar, S. Chatterjee, K. Kogure, S. Neogi, N. Chowdhury, A. Hinenoya, M. Asakura, S. Yamasaki. Simultaneous detection of Vibrio campbellii, Vibrio harveyi and Vibrio parahaemolyticus by hemolysin gene-based multiplex PCR. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 50: 146-152, 2010. IF: 2.173
  9. P. Dayma, I. H. Raval, N. Joshi, N. P. Patel, Soumya Haldar*, KH Mody, (2015). Influence of low salinity stress on virulence and biofilm formation potential in Vibrio alginolyticus, isolated from the Gulf of Khambhat, Gujarat India. Aquatic Living Resources. 28 (2-4), 99-109. IF: 1.026
  10. N. Chowdhury, M. Asakura, S. B. Neogi, A. Hinenoya, Soumya Haldar, T. Ramamurthy, B.L. Sarkar, S. M. Faruque and S. Yamasaki. (2010). Development of simple and rapid PCR-fingerprinting methods for Vibrio cholerae on the basis of genetic diversity of the superintegron. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 109: 304-312. IF: 3.066
  11. S. Chatterjee, Soumya Haldar, M. Asakura, S. Yamasaki, and T. Balasubramanian. (2008). Molecular identification and phylogenetic status of marine Bacillus associated with coral sediment, showing antibacterial effects against human pathogens. Annals in Microbiology, 58: 309-312. IF: 1.528
  12. H. Raval, R. K. Labala, K. H. Raval, Shruti Chatterjee, Soumya Haldar*, (2020). Characterization of VopJ by modelling, docking and molecular dynamics simulation with reference to its role in infection of enteropathogen Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. https://doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2020.1734486. IF: 3.31
  13. S.B. Neogi, N. Chowdhury, M. Asakura, A. Hinenoya, Soumya Haldar, S. Saidi; K. Kogure, R. Lara, S. Yamasaki, (2010). A highly sensitive and specific multiplex PCR assay for simultaneous detection of Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 51(3): 293-300. IF: 2.173
  14. R. Tapader, S. Chatterjee, A. K. Singh, P. Dayma, Soumya Haldar, A. Pal, S. Basu, (2014). The high prevalence of serine protease autotransporters of Enterobacteriaceae (SPATEs) in Escherichia coli causing neonatal septicemia. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, 33, 2015–2024. IF: 2.837

Fish epidemiology and application study in Artemia model:

  1. Soumya Haldar, A. Maharajan, S. Chatterjee, S. A. Hunter, N. Chowdhury, A. Hinenoya, M. Asakura, and S. Yamasaki. (2010) Identification of Vibrio harveyi as a causative bacterium for a tail rot disease of seabream Sparus aurata from research hatchery located in Malta. Microbiological Research, 165(8): 639-648. IF:5.41
  2. Soumya Haldar, Shruti Chatterjee, Norihiko Sugimoto, Surajit Das, Nityananda Chowdhury, Atsushi Hinenoya, Masahiro Asakura and Shinji Yamasaki. (2011) Identification of Vibrio campbellii isolated from diseased farm-shrimps from south India and establishment of its pathogenic potential in an Artemia model.  Microbiology-SGM. 157: 179-188. IF: 2.138
  3. Soumya Haldar, S. Chatterjee, M. Asakura, M. Vijayakumaran, and S. Yamasaki. Isolation of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio cholerae (Non-O1 and O139) from moribund shrimp (Penaeus monodon) and experimental challenge study against post larvae and juveniles. Annals in Microbiology, 57: 55-60. IF:1.528
  4. Soumya Haldar, B. Dutta, R. Chakrabarty, T. Ramamurthy (2006). Zoonotic significance of Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolated from shrimp farm system. Ind. J. Ani. Health, 45 (1):1-8, 2006.
  5. Soumya Haldar, S. Chatterjee, M. Vijayakumaran. (2009). Antibacteria effects of some common marine micro algal extracts on pathogenic isolates of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio cholera. Seaweed Res Utilization, 31(1 & 2): 213-217.
  6. Soumya Haldar, T. Kannupandi and S. Ravichandran. (2001). Closed Recycling System in aquaculture-Disease preventive, Cost effective Method. Aqua International, 9(8):17-19.

Marine natural products:

  1. SB Kumar, MJ Behere, S Chatterjee, Soumya Haldar* (2022). A novel technique for the preparation of curd (Dahi) by PVDF membrane-based strip. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 1-10. IF: 2.7
  2. Neha P. Patel, Soumya Haldar*, (2019). Evaluation of traditional fish preservation method of Masmin from skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in Lakshadweep, India, with respect to nutritional and environmental perspectives. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation.  43 (10), e14124. IF: 1.405
  3. S. K. Mishra, A. Shrivastav, R. R. Maurya, S. K. Patidar, Soumya Haldar, S. Mishra. (2012). Effect of light quality on the C-phycoerythrin production in marine cyanobacteria Pseudanabaena sp. isolated from Gujarat coast, India. Protein Expression and Purification. 81 (1), 5-10. IF:1.695
  4. M. Kanagasabhapathy, H. Sasaki, Soumya Haldar, S. Yamasaki, S. Nagata. Antibacterial activities of marine epibiotic bacteria isolated from brown algae of Japan. Annals of Microbiology, 56 (2) 167-173 (2006). IF: 1.528
  5. S. Chatterjee, M. Asakura, N. Chowdhury, S. B. Neogi, N. Sugimoto, Soumya Haldar, S. P. Awasthi, A. Hinenoya, S. Aoki,  S. Yamasaki. (2010). Capsaicin, a potential inhibitorof cholera toxin production in Vibrio cholerae. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 306, 54–60. IF: 1.987

Anti-fouling/Anti-bacterial membrane preparation for seawater application:

  1. Soumya Haldar*, P. Paul, A. Bhattacharya, (2010). Polysulfone‐azo composite membrane: New preparative approach, importance in bactericidal and biofilm inhibition activities.  Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 115 (6), 3710-3715. IF:2.52
  2. Yogesh, Soumya Haldar, P. Paul, A. Bhattacharya. (2010). Polysulfone-Azo CompositeMembrane: New Preparative Approach, Importance in Bactericidal and Biofilm Inhibition Activities. Journal of Applied Polymer Sciences,115: 3710–3715. IF: 1.64
  3. S. K. Jewrajka, Soumya Haldar. (2011). Amphiphilic poly(acrylonitrile-co-acrylic acid)/silver nanocomposite additives for the preparation of antibiofouling membranes with improved properties. Polymer composites. 32(11), 1851–1861. IF: 2.265
  4. G. Bhojani, S. B. Kumar, N. K. Saha, Soumya Haldar, (2018). Membrane biofouling by chlorine resistant Bacillus spp.: effect of feedwater chlorination on bacteria and membrane biofouling Biofouling 34(4), 426-439. IF:2.351
  5. R. Muppalla, R. M. Gol, N. Joshi, Soumya Haldar, S. K. Jewrajka. (2015). Poly(dimethylsiloxane)-containing thermoplastic elastomer/gold–silver alloy nanocomposites for thermally/oxidatively stable and antimicrobial coating. Polymer Composites. 36(11),2103–2112, IF:2.52
  6. S. K. Jewrajka, A.V.R. Reddy, H. H. Rana, S. Mandal, S. Khullar, Soumya Haldar, N. Joshi,  P. K.Ghosh. (2013). Use of 2,4,6-pyridinetricarboxylic acid chloride as a novel co-monomer for the preparation of thin film composite polyamide membrane with improved bacterial resistance. Journal of Membrane Science 439, 87–95. IF:7.183
  7. A. Bera, J. S. Trivedi, S. B. Kumar, A. K. S. Chandel, Soumya Haldar, S. K. Jewrajka, (2018), Anti-organic fouling and anti-biofouling poly (piperazineamide) thin film nanocomposite membranes for low pressure removal of heavy metal ions. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 343, 86-97. IF:9.038
  8. S. K. Mandal, V. A. Mantri, Soumya Haldar, K. Eswaran, M. Ganesan. (2010). In search of invasion potential of Kappaphycus alvarezii on coral at Kurusadai island, Gulf of Mannar, India. Algae, 25(5), 205-216. IF: 2.914

Other publications

  1. Md A. S. Khan, A. Singh, Soumya Haldar, B. Ganguly. (2011). Can Nitrilotriacetic Acid (NTA) Act as a Habit Modifier for Rock Salt Crystals? An Answer from Computational and Experimental Studies. Crystal Growth and Design, 11, 1675–1682. IF:4.891

List of patents filed:

  1. A systematic composition of De-potash vinasse and sulfide oxidizing bacteria for sulfide remediation in aquaculture and a process for the preparation there of. (202111049784).

Inventors: Soumya Haldar, Shinde Ambika Hemant, Maiti Pratyush, Chatterjee Shruti

  1. A process for the preparation of milk product (117NF2017)

Inventors: Sweta Binod Kumar, Sumit Kumar Pramanik, Krishna Haresh Bhai Raval, Amitava Das and Soumya Haldar

  1. Novel membrane composite, its method of preparation and use thereof for bacterial detection from contaminated water (142NF2017)

Inventors: Soumya Haldar, Sweta Binod Kumar and Ambika Hemant Shinde

  1. Decentralized multistage constructed wetland for sewage treatment.

Inventors: Sanak Ray, Soumya Haldar, Amit Chanchapara, Shruti Chatterjee. Indian Application No.: 202111001294 dated 11/01/2021 

List of patents granted (Both US and India):

  1. A device for collecting water sample to concentrate diversified bacteria from different water depth (219NF2016)

Inventor: Binod Kumar Sweta, Soumya Haldar, Bhattacharya Amit and Manna Paramita

Status: US patent granted

  1. Process for the preparation of potassic fertiliser from alcohol distillery effluent (29NF2017)

Inventors: Pratyush Maiti, Soumya Haldar and Subarna Maiti

Indian Application No: 201711006780, Date: 27/02/2017

  1. Process for potash recovery from biomethanated spent wash with concomitant environmental remediation of effluent (US Patent 10,683,211).

Inventors: P Maiti, S Maiti, Soumya Haldar, KK Ghara, P Das, SKK Charola, NP. Patel.

Status: US patent granted

  1. Thin film composite reserve osmosis membrane with antifouling properties and method of preparation of the same (US Patent App. 14/390,293).

Inventors: PK Ghosh, SK Jewrajka, AVR Reddy, Soumya Haldar, S Mandal, S Khullar,

Status: US patent granted


Book chapters

  • NP Patel and Soumya Haldar* (2022), Pollutants in the coral environment and strategies to lower their impact on the functioning of reef ecosystem. Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation. Elsevier. pp. 161-178.

  • Neha P. Patel, Ankita Jain, Soumya Haldar*, (2021). Advancement in tools and techniques to divulge vital biological molecules from microbes associated with corals. Elsevier. 978-0-12-820084-1      0.

  • S. Suganya, M. A. Kumar, Soumya Haldar, (2021). Effect of bacterial attachment on permeable membranes aided by extracellular polymeric substances (Book Title: Microbial and Natural Macromolecules: Synthesis and Applications). Elsevier Inc. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-820084-1.00028-4

  • M Muduli, V Sonpal, K Trivedi, Soumya Haldar, MA Kumar, S Ray (2021). Enhanced biological phosphate removal process for wastewater treatment: a sustainable approach. Wastewater Treatment Reactors, Elsevier. pp. 273-287.

  • Soumya Haldar* and K. H. Mody (2014), Community structures of coral associated bacteria and their ecological significances. Ed. Marco Agustín Liñán-Cabello, In. Coral: Classification, Habitat and ecological significance. NOVA Publisher, pp. 79-99.

  • Soumya Haldar and K.H. Mody (2015), Genome mining for bioactive compounds. Ed.Kim, Se-Kwon In Springer Handbook of marine Biotechnology. Springer, pp. 531-539.

Submitted sequence to the gene bank

Partial 16S rDNA sequence for identification of some marine Bacillus sp. and submission to

DDBJ/NCBI gene bank with following public accession numbers:

  1. AB244179, AB244180, AB244181, AB244182, AB244183, AB244184, AB244185, AB244186, AB244187, AB244188, Submission of AB286649 (Bacillus licheniformis), AB286650 (Bacillus subtilis) and AB286651 (Bacillus cereus) to DDBJ/NCBI gene bank. AB271109, AB271110

Coral-bacterial interaction, Environmental/Marine microbiology, Marine Environmental Impact Assessment.

(1) Marine Environmental Impact Assessment (MEIA), (2) Marine Instrument, (3) Marine pullution, (4) Marine Microbiology and Environmental Biotechnology, (5) Marine Ecology and Microbial Ecology (6) Membrane befouling, membrane microbiology (6) Animal model.