Hemen Deka

Hemen Deka

Assistant Professor

MSc (Gauhati) PhD (Gauhati)

Plant Ecology

Department of Botany
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- hemendeka@gauhati.ac.in

1. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Research Associateship award to carry out for post doctoral research (2012)

2. Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science & Technology (SERB-DST), Young Scientist Award to carry out post doctoral and independent research (2013)

3. Overseas travel fellowship (Germany) award from SERB (DST) and DBT-CTEP respectively to attend conference at Barcelona (Spain) and Bordeaux (France) in 2015

Plant-microbe interaction in stress environment

Hydrocarbobons and heavy metals bioremediation/nanobioremediation

Vermicomposting of bio-waste

Plants response to abiotic stress


Educational Qualifications:

M Sc in Botany with specialization in Plant Ecology from Gauhati University (2002)

Ph D in Botany from Gauhati University (2010)

Title of Ph D Thesis: "A study on utilization of bio-waste for production of vermicompost" 

Position and Employments:


SL No.




From (Date)

To (date)


Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam

Assistant Professor


Till date


Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, (under DST, GOI) Guwahati, Assam

PI & Young Scientist

(Post Doc)




Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, (under DST, GOI) Guwahati, Assam

Post doc under CSIR-RA Scheme






BBK College, Nagaon, Barpeta, Assam (Under Gauhati University)

Assistant Professor (Botany) under UGC-FIP Scheme




Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, (under DST, GOI) Guwahati, Assam

SRF (MoEF, Govt. of India sponsored project)




Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology, (under DST, GOI) Guwahati, Assam

JRF (MoEF, Govt. of India sponsored project)





Title: Plant-microbe consortia for remediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) contaminated soils of Assam and influence of biogenic nanomaterials on PAHs fate and accumulation

Funding: Under Start-Up-Grant of UGC, New Delhi 


Development suitable microbial consortia for bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contaminated soil of Assam with a special emphasis of High Molecular Weight PAH compounds

Funding:Under SERB (DST) Scheme for Young Scientist



Book Chapters

(In 2019)

1. H Deka and R Patowary 2019. “Paenibacillus” in Beneficial Microbes in Agro-Ecology -1st Edition (N. Amaresan et al., eds.), © Elsevier, ISBN: 9780128172308 (Article accepted). 


2. H Deka, S Deka and C K Baruah 2015. “Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Value Addition: Mechanism of Action in Plant-Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and Medicinal Plants” (D. Egamberdieva et al., eds.), © Springer International Publishing Switzerland, Soil Biology 42, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-13401-7_15. pp 305-321.

2. H Deka and J Lahkar 2016. “Soil Bacteria for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon (PAH) Remediation: Application Potentialities and Limitations” (K.R.   Hakeem et al. (eds.), © Springer International Publishing Switzerland Plant, Soil and Microbes, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-27455-3_15.   pp 291-316. 

  (In Journals)


1. T Bourah, A Barman, P Kalita, J Lahkar and H Deka (2019). “Vermicomposting of citronella bagasse and paper mill sludge mixture employing Eisenia fetida Bioresource Technology 294 122147, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2019.122147, Impact Factor 6.6, Elsevier.

 2. T Bourah, A Morang and H Deka (2019). Current understanding on industrial organic waste management by employing Eisenia fetida International Journal of Ecological Bioscience and Biotechnology, DOI: 10.1504/IJEBB.2019.10022185 (Article in Press)


  1. H. Deka, S. Deka, C. K. Baruah, J. Das, S. Hoque, N. S. Sarma (2011). “Vermicomposting    of distillation waste of citronella plant (Cymbopogan winterianus Jowitt.) employing Eudrillus eugeniae” Bioresource Technology, 102(13):6944-6950, Impact Factor 6.6, Elsevier.

2. H. Deka, S. Deka, C. K. Baruah, J. Das, S. Hoque, H. Sarma, N. S. Sarma (2011). “Vermicomposting potential of Perionyx excavatus for recycling of waste biomass of java citronella - an aromatic oil yielding plant” Bioresource Technology, 102 (24), 11212-11217,Impact Factor 6.6, Elsevier.

 3.  H. Sarma, S. Deka, H. Deka, R. R. Saikia (2011). “Accumulation of heavy metals in selected medicinal plants” Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 214:63-82, Impact Factor 3.24, Springer.

 4.  R. R. Saikia, H. Deka, D. Goswami, J. Lahkar, S. N. Borah, K. Patowary, P. Baruah, S. Deka(2014). “Achieving the best yield in glycolipid biosurfactant preparation by selecting the proper carbon/nitrogen ratio” Journal of Surfactant and Detergents, 17:563–571, ImpactFactor 1.450, Springer.

 5. J. Lahkar, H. Deka (2017). Isolation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) degrading fungal candidate from oil contaminated soil and degradation potentiality study on anthracene” Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 37 (2-3): 141-147, Impact Factor 1.569,Taylor and Francis

 6. H. Deka and J. Lahkar (2017). “Biodegradation of Benzo(a)anthracene Employing Paenibacillus sp. HD1PAH: A Novel Strain Isolated from Crude Oil Contaminated Soil” Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds, 37(2-3):161-169, Impact Factor 1.569, Taylor and Francis.


 List under preparation


1. Shaleh Akram

Topic: Development of competent plant bacterial combinations for remediation of heavy metals (HMs) from crude oil contaminated soils of Assam

 2. Paramita Chakravarty

Topic: Green nanomaterials assisted bacterial consortia for removal of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from oil contaminated soils of Assam

 3. Glory Borah 

Topic: Yet to be assigned (MPhil thesis submitted)

 4. Tridip Boruah

Topic: Yet to be assigned (MPhil thesis submitted)


1. Tridip Boruah

Topic: Phytosociological and biochemical study of herbaceous plant community of active and abondoned oil drilling sites of Lakowa , Assam  (Thesis Submitted)
 2. Refad Ahmed
Topic: Yet to be assigned (Course work is in process)