Achal V*, Mukherjee A, Zhang Q (2016) Unearthing Ecological Wisdom from Natural Habitats and its Ramifications on Development of Biocement and Sustainable Cities. Landscape and Urban Planning, DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.04.013
Achal V* and Kawasaki S (2016) Biogrout: A Novel Binding Material for Soil Improvement and Concrete Repair. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:314. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00314
Zhu X, Kumari D, Huang M, Achal V* (2016) Biosynthesis of CdS nanoparticles through microbial induced calcite precipitation. Materials & Design 98: 209-214.
Yang J, Pan X, Zhao C, Mou S, Achal V, Al-Misned FA, Golam Mortuza M, Gadd GM(2016) Bioimmobilization of Heavy Metals in Acidic Copper Mine Tailings Soil. Geomicrobiology Journal 33: 261-266.
Kumari D, Qian X-Y, Pan X, Achal V, Li Q, Gadd GM (2016) Microbially-induced Carbonate Precipitation for Immobilization of Toxic Metals. Advances in Applied Microbiology 94: 79-108.
Zhu X, Huang M, Zhang Q, Achal V* (2016) Proposal of possible pathway of fluorene biodegradation by Citrobacter sp. FL5. Applied Environmental Biotechnology 1: 44-51.
Achal V.*，Mukherjee A.，Kumari D., Zhang Q. (2015). Biomineralization for sustainable construction- a review of processes and applications. Earth-Science Reviews.148:1-17.
Qian X-Y, Zhang Q, Wilkinson S., Achal V.*(2015). Cleaning of historic monuments: Looking beyond the conventional approach? Journal of Cleaner Production. 101:180-181.
Li M., Kawasaki S., Zhang Q., Achal V.* (2015). Novel microbial based low energy building material production technology. Advanced Materials Research. 1090: 96-100.
Achal V.*, Mukherjee A. (2015). A review of microbial precipitation for sustainable construction. Construction and Building Materials 93: 1224-1235.
Abhijit Mukherjee*, Varenyam Achal(2014). A biological route for producing low energy binders. 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23).9-12.
Achal V.*, Pan X. (2014).Influence of calcium sources on microbially induced calcium carbonateprecipitation by Bacillus sp. CR2. AppliedBiochemistry & Biotechnology 173: 307–317.
Kumari D., Pan X., Lee D-J., Achal V.*(2014). Immobilization of cadmium in soil by microbially induced carbonate precipitation with Exiguobacterium undae at low temperature. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 94: 98-102.
Achal V.*, Pan X., Lee D-J., Kumari D., Zhang D. (2013). Remediation of Cr(VI) from chromium slag by biocementation.Chemosphere 93(7): 1352-1358.
Achal V.*, Mukherjee A., Reddy M.S. (2013). Biogenic treatment improves the durability and remediated the cracks of concrete structures. Construction and Building Materials 48: 1-5.
Li M., Zhang Q., Xiang W-N., Fu Q., Achal V*. (2013). Recent protests against paraxylene in Kunming: Re-alarming situation for Chinese government. Ecological Engineering 60: 140-141.
Achal V.*, Zhang Q., Xiang W-N., Wang D. (2013). Ability of Shewanella oneidensis for the remediation of heavy metals from urban road dusts. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 22(11), 3223-3228.
Achal V. *, Li M., Zhang Q. (2013). BioCement, recent research in construction engineering: Status of China against rest of World. Advances in Cement Research 26：281-291.
Achal V., Pan X., Zhang D., Fu Q.L. (2012).Biomineralization based remediation of As(III) contaminated soil by Sporosarcinaginsengisoli. Journal of Hazardous Materials 201-202: 178-184.
Achal V., Pan X., Zhang D. (2012) Bioremediation of Strontium (Sr) contaminated aquifer quartz sand based on calcite precipitation induced by Sr resistant Halomonas sp. Chemosphere 89: 764-768.
Achal V., Pan X., Zhang D., Fu Q.L. (2012). Bioremediation of Pb-contaminated soil based on microbially induced calcite precipitation.Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 22: 244-247.
Yao Y., Mou D., Xu G., Achal V. (2012). Contrasting performance and different tolerance of chestnut rose and grape to excess manganese. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 31: 416-426.
Achal V., Mukherjee A., Goyal S., Reddy M.S. (2012). Corrosion prevention of reinforced concrete with microbial calcite precipitation. ACI Materials Journal 109(2): 157-164.
Achal V., Pan X., Zhang D. (2011). Remediation of copper contaminated soil by Kocuria flava CR1, based on microbially induced calcite precipitation. Ecological Engineering 37: 1601-1605.
Pandove G., Sahota P., Achal V., Vikal Y. (2011). Detection of Aeromonas hydrophila in water using PCR. Journal American Water Works Association 103: 11-18.
Achal V., Pan X. (2011). Characterization of urease and carbonic anhydrase producing bacteria and their role in calcite precipitation. Current Microbiology 62(3): 894-902.
Achal V., Kumari D., Pan X. (2011). Bioremediation of chromium contaminated soil by a brown-rot fungus, Gloeophyllum sepiarium. Research Journal of Microbiology 6(2): 166-171.
Achal V., Pan X., Ozyurt N. (2011). Improved strength and durability of fly ash amended concrete by microbial calcite precipitation. Ecological Engineering 37: 554–559.
Yang Y., Sun C., Yao Y., Zhang Y., Achal V. (2011). Growth and physiological responses of grape (Vitis vinifera “Combier”) to excess zinc. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 33(4): 1483-1491.
Achal V., Mukherjee A., Reddy M.S. (2011). Effect of calcifying bacteria on permeation properties of concrete structures. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 38(9): 1229-1234.
Achal V., Mukherjee A., Reddy M.S. (2011). Microbial concrete- A way to enhance the durability of building structures. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 23(6): 730-734.
Mou D., Yao Y., Yang Y., Zhang Y., Tian C., Achal V. (2011). Plant high tolerance to excess manganese related with root growth, manganese distribution and antioxidative enzyme activity in three grape cultivars. Ecotoxicology Environmental Safety 74(4): 776-786.
Achal V.*, Mukherjee A., Reddy M.S. (2010). Biocalcification by Sporosarcina pasteurii using Corn steep liquor as nutrient source. Industrial Biotechnology 6(3): 170-174.
Sahota P.*, Pandove G., Achal V., Vikal Y. (2010). Evaluation of a BWTK for simultaneous enumeration of total coliform, E. coli and emerging pathogens from drinking water: comparison with standard MPN method. Water Science Technology 62(3): 676-683.
Achal V*., Mukherjee A., Reddy M.S. (2010).Isolation and characterization of urease producing and calcifying bacteria from cement. Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 20(11): 1571-1576.
Pandove G., Sharma S., Bajwa U., Achal V. (2010). Single cell protein: A potential food protein alternative. Indian Food Industry 29(3): 17-27.
Achal V., Mukherjee A., Basu P.C., Reddy M.S. (2009). Lactose mother liquor as an alternative nutrient source for microbial concrete production by Sporosarcina pasteurii. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 36: 433–438.
Achal V., Mukherjee A., Basu P.C., Reddy M.S. (2009). Strain improvement of Sporosarcina pasteuriifor enhanced urease and calcite production. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 36: 981-988.
Kumari D., Sharma N., Pandove G., Achal V. (2009). Alkaline protease production by immobilized cells of Bacillus pumilis MTCC 2296 in various matrices. Life Science J 6(2): 8-10.
Mukherjee A., Achal V., Reddy M.S. (2009). In search of a sustainable binder in building materials. Annals Indian National Academy of Engineering Bulletin 7: 41-51.
Kumari D., Achal V. (2008). Effect of different substrates on the production and non-enzymatic antioxidant activity of Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom). Life Science J 5(3): 41-44.
Achal V., Savant V.V., Reddy M.S. (2007). Phosphate solubilization by a wild type strain and UV-induced mutants of Aspergillus tubingensis. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 39: 695–699.
Varenyam Achal. (2014). Production of Bacteria for Structural Concrete. In: Biotechnologies and Biomimetics for Civil Engineering, Fernando Pacheco Torgal, et al, Eds.; Springer: Switzerland.
Achal V.*, Kumari D., Li M., Xiang W-N. (2013) Bioremediation of Heavy Metals from Soil: Advanced Approach. In: Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, S. E. Jørgensen, Ed.; Taylor & Francis: UK (In Press).
Kumari D., Li M., Xiang W-N., Fu Q., Achal V.*(2013) Phytoremediations of Heavy Metals and Organic Substances. In: Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, S. E. Jørgensen, Ed.; Taylor & Francis: UK.
Achal V.*, Zhang Q., Kumari D. (2012). Biomineralization based remediation of radionuclides from contaminated sites. In: Biotechnological Applications For Environmental Protection (Abhilash PC Ed), Springer Publishers USA.
Reddy M.S., Achal V., Mukherjee A. (2012). Microbial concrete, a wonder metabolic product that remediates the defects in building structures. In:Microorganisms in Environmental Management: Microbes and Environment,Chapter 24, 547-568(Satyanarayana T Johry BN and Prakash A Eds) Springer Publishers USA.
Achal V., Siddique R., Reddy M.S., Mukherjee A. (2009). Improvement in the compressive strength of cement mortar by the use of a microorganism –Bacillus megaterium. In: Excellence in Concrete Construction-through Innovation, Chapter 5, 27-30 (Kew HY and Limbachiya MC Eds) Taylor & Francis, London.
1. Topic: Molecular mechanism elucidation for detoxification of Cr(VI) by fungi. Funding agency: Young Researcher Innovation fund of ECNU; Amount: RMB 150,000; Duration: 2013-2015; Grant No. 78210267.
2. Topic: Mechanism elucidation of microbiologically induced carbonate precipitation based remediation of heavy metal contaminated sites II; Funding agency: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC); Amount: RMB 200,000; Duration: 2013-2014; Grant No. 41350110533
3. Topic: Mechanism elucidation of microbiologically induced carbonate precipitation based remediation of heavy metal contaminated sites I; Funding agency: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC); Amount: RMB 200,000; Duration: 2012-2013; Grant No. 41250110527
4. Topic: Microbiologically induced carbonate precipitation based remediation of heavy metal contaminated sites; Funding agency: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC); Amount: RMB 200,000; Duration: 2011-2012; Grant No. 4115011015
5. Topic: Bioremediation of toxic metals from urban road dusts of Shanghai, China; Funding agency: Shanghai Key Lab for Urban Ecological Processes and Eco-Restoration; Amount: RMB 50,000; Duration: 2012-2013
1. Who’s Who in the World 2013 (Marquis 30thPearl anniversary edition) 2. BioVision.Nxt Fellowship from BioVision 2011, Lyon, France 3. Significant Researcher 2011 from Xinjiang Institute of Ecology & Geography, Urumqi, China 4. International Young Scientist 2010 fellowship from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
5. Gold medal winner in Oral presentation given in the area of Advanced Building Materials in National Conference held at Thapar University, Patiala during Nov. 11-13, 2010
6. American Society of Civil Engineering Award Winning paper at the Second International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies held on June 28 – June 30, 2010 in Ancona, Italy