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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Assistant Professor
School of Biochemical Engineering IIT BHU
sanjaykr.bce@iitbhu.ac.in
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Area of Interest: 
Bioprocess development in biofuels and therapeutic protein, Biological analysis of water/wastewater

Presently,  Dr. Sanjay Kumar is working as an Assistant Professor at School of Biochemical Engineering, IIT (BHU), Varanasi (Oct 2016 onwards). He did his B. Tech. (1995-1999) in Biochemical Engineering from Department of Biochemical Engineering and Food Technology, HBTI Kanpur (now HBTU Kanpur). He has four years of Industrial Experience (1999-2003) in the area of breweries and yeast cultivation. Later, he did his M. Tech. (2003-2005) in Biochemical Engineering from School of Biochemical Engineering, IT-BHU Varanasi (now IIT(BHU) Varanasi). He has completed his Ph.D. (Jan 2006 - Jan 2011) in the area of “therapeutic enzyme bioprocess development” from Biochemical Engineering Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology (now Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering), IIT Guwahati. He has postdoctoral experience (Oct 2010 – Sept 2012) from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor and Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Western Ontario, Canada in the area of “bioenergy bioprocess development”. After his post-doctoral experience, he has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, MNNIT Allahabad (Nov 2012 – Oct 2016). 
 

Degree Institute/University Department Year
Ph.D. (Bioprocess Development of Therapeutic Enzyme) IIT Guwahati, Assam, India Biotechnology (Now Biosciences & Bioengineering) 2006-2010
M. Tech. ITBHU (Now IIT(BHU) Varanasi, India) Biochemical Engineering 2003-2005
B. Tech. HBTI, Kanpur,India Biochemical Engineering 1995-1999

 

Employment Details

 

S. No. Organization Department/ School Positions held Duration Nature/Level of work
 
From To
1 IIT(BHU) Varanasi, India Biochemical Engineering Assistant Professor 5th Oct, 2016 Till date Teaching and
Research
2 MNNIT Allahabad, India Biotechnology Assistant Professor 1st Nov, 2012 4th Oct, 2016 Teaching and
Research

 

Industrial Experiences (1999-2003)

 

S. No. Address of organization Positions held  
 
1 Kothari Fermentation &Biochem Pvt. Ltd, Sikandrabad, U.P Assistant Manager  
2 Winsome Breweries Pvt. Ltd., Alwar, Rajasthan Biochemical Engineer  

Academic Honors

  • Awarded Post Doctoral Fellowship at University of Windsor, and UWO, Canada (Oct 2010- Sept 2012)
  • Recipient of SRF project scholarship, Department of Biotechnology, IIT Guwahati (Jan 2010-July 2010)
  • Recipient of Institute Scholarship in PhD funded by MHRD (Jan 2006-Jan2010)
  • DST International Travel Support for Germany Conference (2008)

Publications (*Corresponding Author)

2019

  1. Ashutosh Pandey, Sameer Srivastava, Sanjay Kumar* (2019) Isolation, screening and comprehensive characterization of candidate microalgae for biofuel feedstock production and dairy effluent treatment: a sustainable approach Bioresource Technology 293, 121998.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121998 IF 6.669
  2. Ashutosh Pandey, Sameer Srivastava, Sanjay Kumar* (2019) Sequential optimization of essential nutrients addition in simulated dairy effluent for improved Scenedesmus sp ASK22 growth, lipid production and nutrients removal. Biomass and Bioenergy, 128, 105319. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2019.105319 IF 3.537
  3. Geetanjali, Radha Rani, Sanjay Kumar* (2019) Enhanced performance of a single chamber microbial fuel cell using NiWO4 / reduced graphene oxide coated carbon cloth anode. Fuel Cells, 19, 299-308. https://doi.org/10.1002/fuce.201800120 IF 2.149
  4. Geetanjali, Radha Rani, Sanjay Kumar* (2019) High-capacity polyaniline-coated molybdenum oxide composite as an effective catalyst for enhancing the electrochemical performance of the microbial fuel cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44(31),16933-16943. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.04.201 IF 4.229
  5. Geetanjali, Radha Rani, Deepamala Sharma, Sanjay Kumar* (2019) Optimization of operating conditions of miniaturize single-chambered microbial fuel cell using NiWO4/graphene oxide modified anode for performance improvement and microbial communities dynamics. Bioresource Technology 285:121337. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2019.121337 IF 6.669

Before 2018

  1. Kushwaha, A., Rani, R., Kumar, S., Thomas T, David A. A. (2017) A new insight to adsorption and accumulation of high lead concentration by exopolymer and whole cells of lead-resistant bacterium Acinetobacter junii L. Pb1 isolated from coal mine dump. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (Impact Factor: 2.741)
  2. Kumar, S., Prabhu A. A., Venkata Dasu, V. and Pakshirajan, K. (2017) Kinetics of growth on dual substrates, production of novel glutaminase free L- asparaginase and substrates utilization by Pectobacterium carotovorum MTCC 1428 in batch bioreactor. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 34:118-126 (Impact 1.408)
  3. Kanaga,  K., Pandey, A., Kumar, S.*, Geetanjali (2016) Multi-objective optimization of media nutrients for enhanced production of algae biomass and fatty acid biosynthesis from Chlorella pyrenoidosa NCIM 2738. Bioresource Technology 200, 940-950 (Impact factor: 6.669)
  4. Kumar, S., Prabhu A. A., Venkata Dasu, V. and Pakshirajan, K. (2016) Batch and fed batch bioreactor studies for the enhanced production of glutaminase-free L-asparaginase from Pectobacterium carotovorum MTCC 1428. Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology (DOI: 10.1080/10826068.2016.1168841) (Impact 1.241)
  5. Kushwaha, A., Rani, R., Kumar, S., Gautam, A. (2015) Heavy metal detoxification and tolerance mechanisms in plants: Implications for phytoremediation. Environmental Review 22, 1-13 (Impact factor: 3.002)
  6. Kumar, S., Venkata Dasu*, V. and Pakshirajan, K. (2011) Purification and characterization of glutaminase free L-asparaginase from Pectobacterium carotovorum MTCC 1428. Bioresource Technology 102:2077–2082. (Impact factor: 6.669)
  7. Kumar, S., Venkata Dasu*, V. and Pakshirajan, K. (2011) Studies on pH and thermal stabilities of purified L-asparaginase from P. carotovorum MTCC 1428: A thermodynamic consideration. Microbiology 80:355-362. Springer (Impact factor: 0.638)
  8. Agarwal# A., Kumar# S. and Venkata Dasu*, V. (2011) Effect of carbon and nitrogen, pH and dissoleved oxygen on L-asparaginase production from a newly isolated Serratia marcescens SK-07. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 52:307–313. (# Equal contribution of authors) (Impact factor: 1.647)
  9. Kumar* S., Venkata Dasu*, V.  and Pakshirajan, K. (2011) Assessment of physical process conditions for enhanced production of glutaminase free L-asparaginase from Pectobacterium carotovorum MTCC 1428. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology 163:327–337. (Impact factor: 1.879)
  10. Kumar, S., Pakshirajan, K. and Venkata Dasu*, V. (2010) Localization and production of novel L-asparaginase from Pectobacterium carotovorum MTCC 1428. Process Biochemistry, 45:223–229. (Impact factor: 2.648)
  11. Kumar, S., Venkata Dasu*, V. and Pakshirajan, K. (2009) Development of medium for enhanced production of glutaminase free L-asparaginase from Pectobacterium carotovorum MTCC 1428. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 84:477–486. (Impact factor: 3.28)
  12. Kumar*, S., Kundu, S., Pakshirajan, K. and Venkata Dasu, V. (2008) Cephalosporins determination with a novel microbial biosensor based on permeabilized pseudomonas aeruginosa whole cells. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 151:653-664. (Impact factor: 1.879)

Book Chapter (Recent)

  1. Jyoti Rani, Indrajeet, Akhil Rautela, Sanjay Kumar* (2019) Biovolarization of winery industry waste to produce value added products In Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels Eds. Navanietha Rathinam, Rajesh Kumar Sani, Elsevier (accepted)
  2. Ashutosh Pandey, Sameer Srivastava, Sanjay Kumar  (2019). Phycoremediation of dairy industry effluents and biomass valorisation: a sustainable approach. In Application of Microalgae in Wastewater Treatment Volume 2: Biorefinery Approaches of Wastewater Treatment Eds: Faizal Baux, Sanjay Kumar Gupta. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-13909-4 (ISBN 978-3-030-13912-4).
  3. Ashutosh Pandey, Manish P. Singh, Sanjay Kumar, Sameer Srivastava (2019). Phycoremediation of persistent organic pollutants from wastewater. In Application of Microalgae in Wastewater Treatment Volume 1: Domestic and Industrial Wastewater Treatment. Eds: Faizal Baux, Sanjay Kumar Gupta. Springer Nature Switzerland AG doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-13913-1 (ISBN 978-3-030-13912-4).
  4. Geetanjali, Roma Agrahari, Sanjay Kumar, Radha Rani (2019) Microbial fuel cell based process for wastewater treatment and power generation. In Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World Volume: Environmental Biotechnology Eds: Gothandam KM, Shivendu Ranjan, Nandita Dasgupta and Eric Lichtfouse. Springer Nature (accepted)   
  5. A Kushwaha, R Rani, Sanjay Kumar (2017) Mechanism of Soil-Metal-Microbe Interaction and Its Implication on Microbial Phytoremediation In: Environmental Science and Engineering Volume 8 : Biodegradation and Bioremediation Ed: Pravinder Kumar, Bhola R Gurjar,J N Govil Studium Press LLC ISBN - 1-62699-096-4​

Administrative/ Academic Responsibilities

S. No. Position Name & Place Duration
  AT MNNIT ALLAHABAD  
1 Members of the Departmental Faculty Committee, DUGC, DMPC, Dept. Information committee, NBA committee for PG 2013 - 2014
2 Hostel Warden at MNNIT March 2015 – Sept 2016
3 Members of Departmental Faculty Committee, Dept. Faculty advisory Committee (DFAC), DUGC, DMPC, DDPC, Purchase Committee, NBA Committee for PG, Departmental Examination Committee (OC), Lab (OC) 2015 - 2016
   
AT SBCE, IIT(BHU) VARANASI
 
1 Member of Departmental Faculty Committee, DUGC,  Time Table committee 2017- 2018
2 Convener Time Table and departmental website, Member of the departmental faculty committee, DUGC . 2018- till date
3 Warden, Dhanrajgiri Hostel, IIT(BHU) Varanasi 2018-till date

PhD Student at IIT(BHU)
 

S. No Name of Student Thesis Area Guided as Status
1. Indrajeet Broad area: Cyanobacteria biofuel  Supervisor Ongoing (July 2017 onwards)
2. Jyoti Rani Broad area: Plastic biodegradation Supervisor Ongoing (July 2017 onwards)
3. Akhil Rautela Broad area: Cyanobacteria biofuel Supervisor Ongoing (Jan 2018 onwards)
4. Sweta Rawat (QIP sponsored PhD) Assistant Professor,  BTKIT Dwarahaat -- Supervisor Contact period
(2019-2020)

 

PhD Student at At  MNNIT Allahabad
(before joining IITBHU act as a supervisor till 4th Oct 2016)

S. No Name of Student Thesis Area Guided as Status
1. Ashutosh Pandey Algal Biofuel Now as Co-supervisor Research Work completed and Open seminar will be soon
2. Geetanjali Microbial Fuel Cell Now as Co-supervisor Open seminar has been completed and Thesis will be submitted soon

PG student at IIT(BHU)

S. No. Name Thesis/ Dissertation Year Guided as Status
1 Prabir Das M. Tech. 2019-20 Supervisor Ongoing
2 Oceino Singh IDD (M. Tech.) 2019-20 Supervisor Ongoing
3 Gaurav Kumar IDD (M. Tech.) 2019-20 Supervisor Ongoing

IIT(BHU) Varanasi (2016- Till Date)
 M.Tech. 

S.No. Year Name of student Guided As Present status
1 2017-18 Priya Singh  M.Tech. (DAAD IIT Sandwich Fellowship, Germany) Supervisor PhD at IITBHU
2 2018-19 Piyush Kumar M.Tech. ( Broad area: cyanotoxin removal process development) Supervisor PhD at IIT Kanpur
3 2018-19 Yogesh Singh Danu IDD M.Tech. (Broad area: microbial fuel cell performance enhancement) Supervisor IITBHU placement- CITI CORP
4 2018-19 Vikas Kumar Meena IDD M.Tech. (Broad area: Algal Biofuel) Supervisor --
5 2018-19 Shelja Verma M.Tech.  (Topic: PRODUCTION AND APPLICATION OF β-GLUCOSIDASE) Co-supervisor --

 B. Tech. IDD

S.No. Year Name of student Guided As
1 2017-18 Yogesh Danu  Supervisor
2 2017-18 Vikas Kumar Meena  Supervisor
3 2018-19 Oceino Singh  Supervisor
4. 2018-19 Gaurav Kumar  Supervisor

AT MNNIT Allahabad (2012-2016)
 M. Tech.

S.No. Year Name of student
1 2015-16 Ms. Brijesh Singh
2 2014-15 Ms. K. Kanaga
3 2013-14 Mr. Kishan R. Bhardwaj

 B. Tech.

S.No. Year Name of student
1 2015-16 Sunil Anumolu
2 2015-16 Utkarsh Chaudhary
3 2015-16 Veer Singh
4 2014-15 Prakhar N. Singh
5 2014-15 Lallan Yadav
6 2014-15 Rohit Jaiswal
7 2013-14 Shantanu Tandon
8 2013-14 Avinash Singh
Conference/workshop 

PAST ORGANIZING EVENTS

S.No.        
1 "Recent Advancements in Biochemical Engineering & Biotechnology" at IIT(BHU) Varanasi National conference March 15-16, 2019 Organizing Secretary
2 Cell Processing Technology and Engineering- A New Paradigm At SBCE, IITBHU Varanasi QIP workshop (National) Dec 5-10, 2018 Co-convener
3 Bioinstrumentation and Control in Bioreactor Design.  At SBCE, IITBHU Varanasi QIP workshop (National) Nov 7-13, 2017 Co-convener
4 Advances in Bioprocess Engineering at SBCE, IIT(BHU) QIP workshop (National) June 19-24, 2017 Organizing member
5 International conference on translational Biotechnology (BioSangam 2016) at MNNIT Allahabad International conference Feb 4-6, 2016 Coordinator
6 International conference on health, Environment and Industrial Technology (BioSangam 2013) at MNNIT Allahabad International conference Nov 21-23, 2013 Coordinator
7 Self Sponsored Short Term Workshop on “Human, Health and Environment Sciences” at MNNIT Allahabad Short Term Workshop Jun 4-8, 2013 Coordinator
8 Self Sponsored Short term Workshop on “Frontier in Biotechnology” at MNNIT Allahabad Short Term Workshop  May 28- Jun 1, 2013 Coordinator
Conferences papers

Geetanjali, Radha Rani, Sanjay Kumar (2019) Nickel tungsten bimetal oxide impregnated on rGO as bifunctional anode catalyst for improved performance of microbial fuel cells. International Conference on 6th Nano Today organized by Nano today Journal and Elsevier, Lisbon Portugal. (June 16-20, 2019)
Ashutosh Pandey, Sameer Srivastava, Sanjay Kumar*. (2018) Strategic enhancement of lipid accumulation through statistical optimization of nutrient supplementation in coupling indigenous microalgae Scenedesmus sp. ASK22 cultivation and dairy wastewater treatment. International Conference on Innovations and Translational Dimensions: Food, Health, and Environmental Biotechnology (BioSangam-2018), organized by Department of Biotechnology, MNNIT Allahabad, Allahabad (India).
Priya Singh, S. Kumar*, Johanna  (2018) Functionalization of smartphone – assisted Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors TECHNOVA-2018 organised by Krishi Sanskriti Publications, JNU Delhi  May 2018
Geetanjali, Kumar S.* and Radha Rani (2018) Anode modification with nanoflaky nickel oxide nanoparticles: a simple method to improve the power generation of microbial fuel cell. International Conference on Innovations and Translational Dimensions: Food, Health, and Environmental Biotechnology (Biosangam - 2018), March 9-11, MNNIT Allahabad India
Ashutosh Pandey, Sameer Srivastava, Sanjay Kumar*. (2018) Optimization of the Coagulation Process for Dairy Wastewater Treatment Using Response Surface Methodology and Algal Biomass Production for Biofuel Production. Recent Advances in Materials for Sustainable Energy (RAMSE-2018), organized by Department of Applied Chemistry, IIT(ISM) Dhanbad (India).
Pandey, A., Manish P., Srivastava, S., Kumar, S*. (2017) Isolation and characterization of microalgae for biodiesel production and nutrient remediation. International Conference on Plant and Microbial Biotechnology (PMB2017), Department of Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology Noida, (India).
Geetanjali,Kumar S.* and Radha Rani (2017) Novel electrode based on ruthenium oxide and polyaniline anode for improved performance of microbial fuel cells. International Conference on Advances in Plant and Microbial Technology (PMB-2017), Feb02-04, Jaypee Institute of Technology, Noida, India.
Pandey A., Kamaraj K. Kumar S.* (2015) Strategic improvement of carbohydrate uptake, lipid and algal biomass production by statistical optimization of nutrients variables from Chlorella pryrenoidosa NCIM 2738. 68th Annual Session of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (CHEMCON 2015), Dec 27-30, IIT Guwahati, India.
Geetanjali, Bharadwaj K.R., Kumar S.*,Radha Rani (2015) Effect of chamber volume, electrode material and cation exchange membrane on performance of Microbial Fuel Cell. International Conference on Advances in Energy Research (ICAER 2015), Dec 15-17, IIT Bombay, India.
Geetanjali, Kumar S.* and Radha Rani (2015) Influence of reactor configuration on power production in fed batch microbial fuel cells using pretreated mixed anaerobic culture. Indian chemical engineering congress (CHEMCON 2015), Dec 27-30, IIT Guwahati, India
Geetanjali, Kumar S.*Radha Rani (2015) Different reactor configuration to optimize the performance of MFC for generating power and treating domestic wastewater. International Conference on Geo-Engineering  and Climate Change Technologies for Sustainable Environment Management (GCCT 2015), Oct 9-11, MNNIT Allahabad India.
Kumar S., Roy J.M. and Lalman J.A. (2011). Effects of Volatile Fatty Acid Mixtures and Long Chain Fatty Acids On Hydrogen Consumption By Mixed Anaerobic Cultures. The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. May 8-11, Toronto, Canada.
Shewa W., Kumar S.,Chaganti S.R., Heath D., and Lalman J.A. (2011). Inhibitory effect of olive and safflower oils on hydrogen production in mixed anaerobic communities. The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing. May 8-11, Toronto, Canada
Kumar, S.,Pakshirajan, K. and VenkataDasu*, V. (2009). Characterization of L-asparaginase from Pectobacteriumcarotovorum MTCC 1428. International Symposium on Recent Advances in Biotherapeutics, Feb 13-14, RILS, Mumbai, India. p 75.
Kumar, S.,VenkataDasu*, V. and Pakshirajan, K. (2008). Purification and properties of a chemoterapeutic enzyme, L-asparaginase,fromPectobacteriumcarotovorum MTCC 1428. EHRLICH II – 2nd world conference on magic bullets, Oct 3-5, Nuremberg, Germany. http://www.ehrlich-2008.org/Abstractbook_2008.doc
Kumar, S.Venkata Dasu*, V.and Pakshirajan, K. (2008). Development of medium for maximum production of L-asparaginase from Pectobacteriumcarotovorum MTCC 1428. XX International congress of genetics, Jul 12-17,Berlin, Germany. P115/05/A, p 89.,
Kumar, S.,Kundu S., Pakshirajan, K. and Venkata Dasu*, V. (2007). Sensitive determination of cephalosporins with a new potentiometric microbial biosensor based on P. aeruginosa.The International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT-2007), Nov 26-29, Trivandrum, India. IB-219, pp 169-70.
Kumar, S.Venkata Dasu*, V.and Pakshirajan, K. (2007). Studies on localization and production of bacterial L-asparaginase. 48th Annual conference of AMI, Dec 18-21, IIT Madras, Chennai, India. IN15, p 22.,

Projects/ Consultancies

S. No. Title of the project Funding agency /Organization Duration (Year) PI/Co-PI
1 Engineering of E. coli for production of Isoprene: An industrially important hydrocarbon Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi 2017-2020 Co-PI (PI Dr. S. Srivastava MNNIT Allahabad)
2 Biological Water Monitoring of Ramgarh Lake Consultancy project from UP Jal Nigam Gorakhpur March 2017-Aug 2017 PI/Consultant
3 Microalgae Cultivation from waste Seed Grant Project IIT(BHU) 2017-2019 PI
4 Water Monitoring of Ramgarh lake Consultancy project from UP Jal Nigam Gorakhpur Sept 2016-Feb 2017 Consultant & Testing officer
5 Bioelectricity Generation from Microbial Fuel Cell TEQIP II 2014-2016 PI
6 Screening of Algae for Biofuel Production Seed Grant Project MNNIT Allahabad 2014- 2016 PI