Dr.Leon Ittiachen

Designation: Professor

Qualification: PhD

Professional Experience: 15 years

Date of Joining:01/01/2004

Area of Interest: Chemical Engineering

Email: leon@sahrdaya.ac.in

Phone: 9846033233

Biochemical Engineering

For July 2018-July 2019

Adjunct Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

Manipal Institute of Technology,


M.I.T is declared as Institute of Eminence by Govt of India.

Sponsored Research Projects/ Industrial Consultancy

  • Principal Investigator ; “Nisin as a Biopreservative in Ayurvedic Medicines” – Ongoing project Sponsored by  Kerala State Council for  Science, Tech. and Environment
  • Principal Investigator ; “Production of Biosurfactant using municipal Waste” – Completed project . Sponsored by  Kerala State Council for  Science, Tech. and Environment
  • Principal Investigator ; “Effect of Preservatives in Ayurvedic medicines”- Completed project Funded by  The Institute of  Engineers  (India)
  • Principal Investigator ; “Ethanol manufacture from Cellulosic waste for motor fuel blending”- Project sponsored by ANERT, India.
  • Principal Investigator “Microbial Spoilage of Ayurvedic Kashayam and lehayams “ – Completed Funded  by  Everest Pharma.
  • Co-Investigator  “Action of Spheranths  Indicus on Kidney  Stones” – Completed Project  Project funded  by Trinity Pharmaceuticals.
  • Co-Investigator “Antimicrobial studies of New KAPL® drug” – Completed Project Project funded  by Kerala  Ayurvedic Pharma Ltd.

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct  Professor  –MIT, Manipal

           Dept. of Chem. Engg.             September 2014-2016

  • Professor, Department  of Biotechnology,

           SCET, Kerala, India.             April 2014-  to date

    • Bioethics & IPR, Downstream Processing, Bioprocess
    • Research Activities for students. Counselling
    • University  course formulator andEvaluator
  • Research Coordinator, Care Keralam

           KINFRA  Park, Koratty.  Kerala  Sept.2008  – to date

    • Co-ordination  with research agencies for funding
    • Development of policy initiatives  with Government
    • Looking at IP and patent issues in Ayurveda
    • Setting a research agenda for the organization
  • Asst.Professor, Department  of  BiotechnologySCET, Kerala, India.  Dec  2005-2007 : 2008- 2009
  • Risk Analyst   (India)-  Exclusive Analysis,  London 2008
    • Report  and analysis of Indian political scenario
    • Risk and forecasting for companies interested in India.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of BiotechnologyThrissur, Kerala, India.      2003- 2005
  • Senior  Production Engineer, EDL Breweries, India
    • Production scheduling, man and material management
    • Process parameter testing and control  1997- 2001
  • Junior Engineer, Empee Sugars & Chemicals (P) Ltd, Nellore  , Andhra Pradesh, India.      1994- 1995
  • attended a FDP on the title ‘Innovation,Business models and Entrepreneurship’ from July-Oct, 2018. He was one among the prestigious 5% category.


  • Governing Biobanks  –  What are the challenges? Conference – University of Oxford. Attended as  a Fellow  with a Wellcome trust bursary covering all expenses. 24th-26th June 2008
  • Biomedical Research in China and Europe – The Future of Research Collaborations BIONET Conference of the London  School  of Economics,  on the Ethical  Governance of Biomedical research in China.  September 3rd to  September 6th  2009 .Invited Delegate
  • Production  and   Characterisation  of  biopreservatives  for  ayurvedic medicines.Proceddings and  paper  presented  at the 19th Annual  Science Congress of the State of Kerala, INDIA University.
  • Nisin  a  Bioprocess  Challenge  :  Best  Paper  Award at the  National  Conference  for Chemical Engineering   & Biotechnology  RVCE  2005  , Bangalore.

        ·”The  impact  of   WTO  agreements on TechnicalResearch”  Paper  presented at  the 36th Annual National  Convention  of  the ISTE  2007 at  Bennari Amman

          University, Tamil Nadu


1.Integration of Traditional knowledge  Systems in Global Health:  Invited Talk to be delivered at

the European Sociological Association’s Research Network 24 workshop at Helsinki, Finland on October 8-9 2010

2.Mapping the road ahead- Ancient Ayurveda in the TRIPS Invited talk given in the special theme session  Intellectual  Property  Rights  and   Development:  A  National  Perspective  at  the 22nd


Department of Biotechnology