Dr. Soumen Bhattacharje, presently Professor & Coordinator, UGC Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of Botany, the University of Burdwan, West Bengal, did his Masters in Botany and Ph.D. on Abiotic Stress Physiology of Plants from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India. Later, he started his teaching career in the year 1995 as a Faculty in the Department of Botany of a Delhi University Constituent College. After serving almost two and half years, he joined West Bengal Education Service and worked mainly in the Post Graduate Department of Botany, Hooghly Mohsin College, West Bengal. In the year 2007, Dr. Bhattacharjee got selected by Agricultural Scientist Recruitment Board, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) as Senior Scientist (ARS), and joined Vivekananda Institute of Hill Agriculture, Almora, India. In 2013 he joined the University of Burdwan as Professor of Botany.
In his teaching career, Dr. Bhattacharjee had the privilege of teaching PG and UG courses at University of Burdwan, University of Kalyani, and University of Delhi. The research interest of Dr. Bhattacharjee centre on Plant Environmental stress and Redox Biology, particularly understanding the relationship between abiotic stress and plant developmental processes and the yield potential of crops. He has published 110 research papers in various international and national peer-reviewed journals and edited two books in Springer International, and written 01 monograph Springer Nature. He has citations of more than 2200 with H-index and I10 index 16 and 21 respectively.