Doctorates' Information System

     Kanhaiya Kumar

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Biotechnology
Supervisor(s)  Prof. Debabrata Das
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2009 :: In progress
AddressF-112, JCB Hall of Residence, IIT Kharagpur
Phone+919832249784
Emailk_kumar222@yahoo.co.in
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
B.Tech.West Bengal University of TechnologyBiotechnology2009
12Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Birauli, SamastipurScience2002
10Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Birauli, SamastipurScience2000

Research Areas
  • Photobioreactor designing
  • Carbon Dioxide sequestration by Biological route
  • Hydrogen production by Green algae
  • Secondary metabolites extraction from Green algae

Skills
  • Handling of bacteria, microalgae, cyanobacteria and yeast
  • Carbon dioxide sequestration, hydrogen and biodiesel production using algae
  • Bioenergy (hydrogen, biodiesel, bioethanol) production
  • Bioreactor and Photobioreactor designing
  • Modeling of the bioprocesses
  • Operation of GC, HPLC, HPTLC
  • SEM, TEM, Confocal Microscopy, CHNS analyzer
  • MATLAB, Sigma
  • Pigments extraction
  • Operation of different type of bioreactors till 20 L volume
  • Designing and operation of Packed bed and Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors (CSTR)

Awards
  • Runner, HEAM Scholar 2012. Indian Association for Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials (IAHEAM), held at Thiruanathapuram on 3rd March, 2012
  • CSIR (SRF) qualified in 2012
  • One article published in Bioresource Technology, 102( 8),4945-4953, featured in the Sciencedirect top 25 list of most downloaded articles for Bioresource Technology - April to June 2011
  • GATE (Biotechnology) qualified in 2010
  • GATE (Life Sciences) qualified in 2009

Experience
  • Contributed for organization of International Conference on Algal Biorefinery A potential source of food, feed, biochemicals, biofuels and biofertilizers (ICAB-2013) during 10 -12 January, 2013
  • Worked in a collaborative project involving India, Norway and Sweden related to CO2 capture and hydrogen production by green algae and cyanobacteria from 4th May 2009 to 31st March 2012
  • Exhibited and demonstrated Flat panel photobioreactors at International Workshop on Algal Technology, Hydrogen Production and Use of Algal Biomass during 17-18 October, 2011 at Kolkata, India
  • Contributed towards organization of Workshop on Bioinformatics in Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics, 2011 at IIT Kharagpur
  • Carbon dioxide sequestration using green algae and cyanobacteria from flue gas of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), Mehsana Asset, Gujarat (2nd May 2011 to 2nd July 2011)
  • Exhibited and demonstrated different photobioreactors at Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) 2010
  • Teaching assistance to undergraduate students
  • Training at DRL Tejpur (DRDO) (25th June to 24th July 2008)
  • Training at Indo-American Hybrid seeds (INDIA) Pvt. Ltd. , Bangalore ( 25th June to 25th July 2007)

Teaching Experience
  • Bioprocess Engineering Lab.(P) at Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 2009 - till today (4 terms)
  • Bioprocess Engineering(T) at Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 2009 - till today (4 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Foreign Travel Grant by Department of Science and Technology (DST)
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) from 1st April 2012 to till date
  • Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from project titled BioCO2 sequestration (IMP) sponsored by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) from 4th May 2011 to 31st March 2012
  • Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) from project titled BioCO2 sequestration (IMP) sponsored by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) from 4th May 2009 to 3rd May 2011

Papers Published in Journals
  • Thermophilic biohydrogen production using pretreated algal biomass as substrate by Shantanu Roy, Kanhaiya Kumar, Supratim Ghosh, Debabrata Das Biomass and Bioenergy - (2014)
  • Carbon Dioxide Sequestration by Biological Processes. In Bhanchandra M. Bhanage, Masahiko Arai (eds)Transformation and Utilization of Carbon Dioxide. by Kanhaiya Kumar and Debabrata Das Springer ISBN 978-3-642-44987-1 (2014)
  • Carbon dioxide sequestration by Chlorella sorokiniana from industrial flue gas by Kanhaiya Kumar, Debopam Banerjee, Debabrata Das Bioresource Technology 152, 225-233 (2014)
  • CO2 sequestration and hydrogen production using cyanobacteria and green algae. In Reza Razeghifard (ed) Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis Solar power as an Energy Source. ISBN 978-1-118-16006-0 by Kanhaiya Kumar and Debabrata Das John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1, 173-215 (2013)
  • Use of image analysis tool for the development of light distribution pattern inside the photobioreactor for the algal cultivation by Kanhaiya Kumar, Anusha Sirasale, Debabrata Das Bioresource Technology 143, 88-95 (2013)
  • Continuous mode of carbon dioxide sequestration by C. sorokiniana and subsequent use of its biomass for hydrogen production using E. cloacae IIT-BT 08 by Kanhaiya Kumar, Shantanu Roy, Debabrata Das Bioresource Technology 145, 116-122 (2013)
  • Comparative study of cured and wild strain of Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 for biohydrogen production by Namita Khanna, Kanhaiya Kumar, Sona Todi, Debabrata Das International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37, 11666-11676 (2012)
  • Growth characteristics of Chlorella sorokiniana in airlift and bubble column photobioreactor by Kanhaiya Kumar, Debabrata Das Bioresource Technology 116, 307-313 (2012)
  • Development of suitable photobioreactors for CO2 sequestration addressing global warming using green algae and cyanobacteria by Kanhaiya Kumar, Chitralekha Nag Dasgupta, Bikram K Nayak, Peter Lindblad, Debabrata Das Bioresource Technology 102 (8), 4945-53 (2011)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Study of growth kinetics of Chlorella sorokiniana and nutritional values of its biomass by Kanhaiya Kumar, Chitralekha Nag Dasgupta, Debabrata Das Asian Congress of Biotechnology (ACB) - (2013)
  • Effect of parameters on CO2 sequestration by green algae by Kanhaiya Kumar and Debabrata Das New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT) - (2013)
  • Identification of cheaper nitrogen and carbon source for the improvement of hydrogen production using Enterobacter cloacae IIT-BT 08 by G Balachandar, Kanhaiya Kumar, Debabrata Das International conference on Advances in Biological Hydrogen Production and Applications (ICABHPA-2012) - (2012)
  • Carbon dioxide sequestration by Chlorella sorokiniana from industrial flue gas by Kanhaiya Kumar and Debabrata Das International Conference on Algal Biorefinery A potential source of food, feed, biochemicals, biofuels and biofertilizers (ICAB-2013) Oral- ICAB B028 26 (2013)
  • Continuous mode of carbon dioxide sequestration by C. sorokiniana and subsequent use of its biomass for hydrogen production using E. cloacae IIT-BT 08 by Kanhaiya Kumar, Shantanu Roy, Debabrata Das 15th International Biotechnology Symposium and Exhibition (IBS 2012), EXCO, Daegu, Republic of Korea O-S3-ST1-0294 (2012)
  • Development of Integrated Microbial System for the Improvement of Hydrogen Production by Kanhaiya Kumar, Debabrata Das HEAM Scholar 2012, Indian Association for Hydrogen Energy and Advanced Materials (IAHEAM) - (2012)
  • Maximization of CO2 sequestration by Chlorella sorokiniana by Kanhaiya Kumar, Debabrata Das International Workshop on Algal Technology, Hydrogen Production and Use of Algal Biomass, Hotel Hyatt Regency, Kolkata, India 6(9), 19 (2011)
  • Potentiality of Chlorella sorokiniana for hydrogen production by Kanhaiya Kumar, Debabrata Das International Conference on Renewable Energy (ICRE-2011), Jaipur, Rajasthan HO-29 (2011)
  • Biohydrogen production by thermophilic mixed culture using green algal biomass by Shantonu Roy, Kanhaiya Kumar, Debabrata Das International Workshop on Algal Technology, Hydrogen Production and Use of Algal Biomass, Hotel Hyatt Regency, Kolkata, India 6(9), 38 (2011)
  • Comparative analysis of G6PD gene across different species using Bioinformatics tools by Kanhaiya Kumar and Rishi Srivastava Prayukti-08/HIT/Haldia/12th -13th April-08 - (2008)

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