Dr. Sachin Kumar has been working as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, USA and Deputy Director in the Biochemical Conversion Division at the Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Bio-Energy, Kapurthala, India. Dr. Sachin Kumar completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. He has more than twelve years of research experience in Biochemical Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels including lignocellulosic ethanol, biogas, biohydrogen, etc. During his career at SSS-NIBE, he has developed the state of the art laboratory facilities for Biochemical Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels. He has completed four research projects and one consultancy project and actively engaged in three on-going research projects. He is coordinating for one of the projects under Indo-Brazil bilateral collaboration from Indian side. His area of research is biofuels including bioethanol, biogas, biobutanol, and biohydrogen, algal biomass, bioprocess engineering, enzyme technology, metabolic engineering, etc. Dr. Sachin has published more than 45 papers in peer reviewed journals, book chapters and papers in conference proceedings and 07 edited books. He has been granted one US patent and one filed patent in India. He has deposited some novel microorganisms in culture bank and their partial sequences in gene bank. He has delivered about 13 invited/plenary lectures and read more than 60 papers in national and international conferences. He has supervised 13 Masters and 5 Bachelors students, while 5 Doctoral and 4 Postdoctoral Fellows are under his supervision. He is a recipient of 2016 ASM-IUSSTF Indo-US Research Professorship and selected as Bioenergy-Awards for Cutting Edge Research (B-ACER) Fellow 2016 by DBT and IUSSTF. He is serving as an editor, assistant editor and editorial board member of various peer reviewed journals. He is a life member of three professional societies. He is also a recipient of ‘Bharat Jyoti Award’ along with ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for contribution in R&D by India International Friendship Society and chaired technical sessions in national and international conferences. His advisees have received the best paper awards in the international conferences. He has coordinated three national & two international conferences and five national training programs.
Chemical and Biological fields