Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Dr. Ashok Kumar
Assistant Professor (Grade II)
( 91) 01792 239353
ashok.nadda@juit.ac.in
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Biography :

Dr. Ashok Kumar is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India. He holds an extensive ‘Research and Teaching’ experience of more than 10 years in the field of microbial biotechnology, with research expertise focusing on various issues pertaining to ‘nanobiocatalysis, biomass and bioenergy’ and ‘climate change.’ He holds International work experiences in South Korea, India, Malaysia, and Repulic of China. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan China. He also worked as a brain pool researcher at Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Ashok has a keen interest in microbial enzymes, biocatalysis, CO2 conversion, climate change issues, nanobiotechnology, waste management, biomass degradation, biofuel synthesis, and bioremediation. His work has been published in various internationally reputed journals namely Chemical Engineering Journal, Bioresource Technology, Scientific reports, Energy, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Science of Total Environment and Journal of cleaner production. Dr. Ashok has published more than 60 research articles, 25 book chapters and 5 books. He is also a member of the editorial board and reviewer committee of the various journal of international repute.

Job experience

Jan 2018-onwords: Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology and Bionformatics, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Himachal Pradesh India, 173-234

March 2017-Dec 2017: Assistant Professor (Brain Pool- KU), Department of Chemical Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, Gwangjin-Gu, Seoul, Korea, 143701 

March 2016- Feb 2017: Visiting Post Doctoral research associate, Department of Chemical Engineering,Konkuk University, Seoul, Gwangjin-Gu, Seoul, Korea, 143-701. 

June 2014- Mar 2016: Post Doctoral Fellow [Enzyme Molecular Engineering Lab] State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, People’s Rupublic of China

Book(s) :
  • Gunjan Goel, Ashok Kumar (2020). Advances in Probiotics for Sustainable Food and Medicine . Switzerland: Springer Nature . [ISBN : 978-981-15-6794-0] . Google Search
  • Swati Sharma, Ashok Kumar (2020). Chemo-enzymatic systems for CO2 utilization . : CRC Press Taylor and Francis. . [ISBN : 9780367321932] . Google Search
  • Swati Sharma, Ashok Kumar (2020). Lignin: biosynthesis and transformation for industrial applications. Switzerland : Springer Nature Publishing. [ISBN : 978-3-030-40663-9] . Google Search
Book Chapter(s) :
  • Anand Giri, Veerbala Sharma, Shabnam Thakur, Tanvi Sharma, Ashok Kumar , Deepak Pant (2020). Engineering of Microbial Carbonic Anhydrase for Enhanced Carbon Sequestration. In Ashok Kumar and Swati Sharma, Chemo-Biological Systems for CO2 Utilization (pp. 15). : Taylor and francis, CRC press. [ISBN : 9780429317187] . Google Search
  • Tanvi Sharma, Abhishek Sharma, Swati Sharma, Anand Giri, Deepak Pant, Ashok Kumar (2020). Recent Developments in CO2-Capture and Conversion Technologies. In Ashok Kumar and Swati Sharma, Chemo-Biological Systems for CO2 Utilization (pp. 14). : Taylor and francis, CRC press. [ISBN : 9780429317187] . Google Search
  • Swati Sharma, Abhishek Sharma, Sikandar I. Mulla, Deepak Pant, Tanvi Sharma, Ashok Kumar , (2020). Lignin as Potent Industrial Biopolymer: An Introduction.. In Swati Sharma , Ashok Kumar , Lignin (pp. ). : Springer, Singapore. [ISBN : 978-3-030-40662-2] . Google Search
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