Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

Prof. Dr. Sudhir Kumar

Prof. Dr. Sudhir Kumar
Professor and Head
(91)-1792-239231
sudhir.syal@juit.ac.in
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Biography :

I work in the area of Environmental Biotechnology and graduated and post graduated from Panjab University, Chandigarh. I did my Ph.D. in Biotechnology as CSIR Fellow from TCIRD, Patiala. I had my post doctoral from Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, USA. My research work is in the area of bioleaching of precious metals like gold, silver from e-waste and assessing the impact assessment of e-waste on human health and environment. We are also actively involved in screening and application of thermostable enzymes from natural habitats. I impart training, education and promote technology extension in the area of biogas from MSW and agricultural residues among students and society.

Author Publication Profile:
Book Chapter(s) :
  • Ritika Verma, Abhilash Kumar Tripathi, Sudhir Kumar (2018). Conversion of Lignocellulosic feedstocks into biogas.. In Rajesh K. Sani and N.K. Rathinam. , Extremophilic Microbial Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Biofuels, Value-Added Products, and Usable Power (pp. 111-143). Switzerland : Springer. [ISBN : 978-3-319-74457-5] . Google Search
  • Sudhir Kumar, Aditya Bhalla, Mohit Bibra, Jia Wang, Kayla Morisette, Subramanian M. Raj, David Salem, and Rajesh K. Sani (2016). Thermophilic Biohydrogen Production: Challenges at the Industrial Scale. In R. Navanietha Krishnaraj, Jong-Sung Yu, Bioenergy Opportunities and Challenges (pp. ). Boca Raton: CRC Press. [ISBN : 9781498722056] . Google Search
  • Mohit Bibra, Jia Wang, Phillip Squillace, Rebecca Pinkelman, Sam Papendick, Steven Schneiderman, Vanessa Wood, Vinod Amar, Sudhir Kumar, David Salem, Rajesh K. Sani (2015). Biofuels and Value-added Products from Extremophiles. In N.N. Nawani, M. Khetmalas, P.N. Razdan, A. Pandey, Advances in Biotechnology (pp. 17-51). : I.K. International Publishing House. [ISBN : ] . Google Search
Journal(s) :
Conference(s) :
  • Sudhir Kumar (2020). Biogas Production using one stage portable reactor. Proceedings of the DBT sponsored workshop (Invited Talk) [SD College, Chandigarh. : 08 February, 2020], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Saxena P., Govil T., Sudhir Kumar, Salem D.R., Sani R.K (2019). Adaptive enrichment of an extremophilic bacterial isolate results in increased enzymatic activity. Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Trend in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (ICBAB- 2019) [JUIT Waknaghat : 01-03-august 2019], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sharma V., Samanta D., Sudhir Kumar, Salem D.R., Sani R.K. (2019). Copper: A key in regulation and expression of particulate methane monooxygenase enzyme. Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Trend in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (ICBAB- 2019), [JUIT Waknaghat : 01-03-august 2019], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Solanki S., Govil T., Sudhir Kumar, Salem D.R., Sani R.K. (2019). Improved Bioconversion of Corn Stover into Polyhydroxyalkonate (PHA) using Geobacillus sp. Biofilm . Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Trend in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (ICBAB- 2019), [JUIT Waknaghat : 01-03-august 2019], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Thakur P., Govil T., Sudhir Kumar, Salem D.R., Sani R.K. (2019). Comparative study of the effects of cold plasma and electroporation on bacterial cells to enhance the substrate utilization.. Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Trend in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (ICBAB- 2019), [JUIT Waknaghat : 01-03-august 2019], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Thakur P., Sudhir Kumar (2019). Bioleaching metals from obsolete electronic products . Proceedings of the International Conference on Recent Trend in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (ICBAB- 2019), [JUIT Waknaghat : 01-03-august 2019], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Ankur Choudhary, Ashish Kumar, Sudhir Kumar (2019). Waste: A silent contributor to climate change. Proceedings of the Recent Advances in Agricultural, Environmental and Applied Sciences for Global Development [Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India : 27-29 September, 2019], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Ankur Choudhary, Ashish Kumar, Sudhir Kumar (2019). Current practices, future strategies, energy prospect, global warming potential and economic aspect of municipal solid waste: Himachal Pradesh. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management towards Circular Economy (IconSWM-CE 2019) [9th : Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), New Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. : 27-30 November, 2019 ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2018). Biogas Plant fabrication, maintenance and use . Proceedings of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Drinking Water and Sanitation Department(Invited Talk) [Ranchi, Jharkhand : 30 July, 2018], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2018). Biogas Production for Sustainable Energy Generation in Rural Himachal Pradesh using one-stage digester . Proceedings of the Launch of GOBAR-DHAN scheme by Ministry of Sanitation and Drinking Water [NDRI, Karnal : 30 April, 2018], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2018). Biogas Model of Himachal Pradesh. Proceedings of the Ministry of Sanitation and Drinking Water(Invited Lecture) [New Delhi : 11 April, 2018], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Saxena P., Verma R., Sudhir Kumar (2018). Effective metal-catalzyed oxidative delignification of wheat straw. . Proceedings of the Himachal Pradesh Science Congress [3rd : IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh : 22-23 october 2018], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Choudhary A., Kumar A., Sudhir Kumar (2018). Biogas generation from co-digestion of lignocellulosic and kitchen waste. . Proceedings of the Himachal Pradesh Science Congress [3rd : IIT Mandi, Himachal Pradesh : 22-23 october 2018], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Ankur Choudhary, Ashish Kumar, Sudhir Kumar (2018). Biogas Generation From Co‑ Digestion of Lignocellulosic and Kitchen Waste.. Proceedings of the Himachal Pradesh Science Congress on Rural upliftment through Science and Technology Interventions [3rd : IIT Mandi, H.P. : 22- 23 October, 2018], pp.149-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2017). Biogas Production from MSW. Proceedings of the Workshop on Northern Regional Sensitzation to promote societal schemes: Focus – Science & Technology for women. [ : September 2017], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2017). Electronic waste: Impact and Management in . Proceedings of the National Seminar on issues of E-waste Management [Govt. Degree College, Arki, Solan, Himachal Pradesh : 17 December, 2016], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kumar A., Saini H.S., Sudhir Kumar (2017). Bioleaching of e-waste for precious recovery using cyanogenic bacteria.. Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology [Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh : 7-8 april 2017], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sethi P., Verma R., Sudhir Kumar (2017). Bioprospecting for xylanse producing bacteria with potent application in lignocellulosic conversion. . Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology [Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh : 7-8 april 2017], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kumari A., Gorky, Kumar A., Sudhir Kumar (2017). Biogas production using sludge with codigestion of pine needles. . Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Research in Engineering, Science & Technology [Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh : 7-8 April, 2017], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2016). Extremophilic xylanases for efficient conversion of lignocellulosic biomass. Proceedings of the International conference on Recent advances in Bio-energy research- ICRABR [S.S.S. National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala, Pb. : 25 to 27 February 2016 ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kumar A., Patial G., Saini H.S., Sudhir Kumar (2016). Development of sustainable bioleaching technology for precious metals recovery from e-waste. . Proceedings of the National Seminar on issues of E-waste Management [Govt. Degree College, Arki, Solan, : 17 dec 2016], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2015). Solid waste to biofuels. Proceedings of the International conference on ‘Recent advances in bio-energy research - ICRABR [S.S.S. National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala, Pb. : 14 - 17 March, 2015 ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2015). Biogas for community service. Proceedings of the National Biogas Convention 2015 [Centre of Rural Development and Technology, IIT Delhi. : 15-16 September 2015 ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kumar A, Dhammi P, Saini H.S., Sudhir Kumar (2015). Development of integrated treatment systems for resource recovery and bioremediation of e-waste. . Proceedings of the Recent Trends in Environmental Science and Carbon Management’’ (RTCM-2015) [Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamshala : 19-20 November, 2015], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Verma R., Kumar A., Tripathi A.K., Kumar A., Sudhir Kumar (2015). Biogas for community services. Proceedings of the National biogas convention [IIT Delhi. : 15-16 September, 2015], pp.113-122-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2014). Bioremediation of e-waste. Proceedings of the Indo-US workshop on Anaerobic Microbial Processes for Energy and Environment [Department of Microbiology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab. : 23 December, 2014 ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2014). Biogas production from solid waste. Proceedings of the Indo-US workshop on Anaerobic Microbial Processes for Energy and Environment [Department of Microbiology, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab. : 22 December, 2014 ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2014). Biogas and bio-briquettes from solid waste: Cost effective Models. Proceedings of the National workshop on renewable energy [Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar, Mandi, HP. : 22 November, 2014 ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2014). Standards level the playing field – Solid waste Trade. Proceedings of the World Standards Day – 2014 organized by Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India [Hotel Best Park Inn, Parwanoo, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. : October 14, 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2014). Disposal and usage of kitchen waste. Proceedings of the Solid and liquid waste management in rural Himachal. [Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh : 9th April, 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kumari M., Tripathi A., Sudhir Kumar (2014). Biogas production using food waste. . Proceedings of the National conference on Emerging horizons in Science and Technology [Shri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab : 17-18 january 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Pandita M., Kanwar S., Sudhir Kumar (2014). Diesel degradation by Acinetobacter species for bioremediation of contaminated soil ecosystem. . Proceedings of the National conference at Botany Department [Panjab University, Chandigarh : 28-29 october 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kumar A., Sharda M., Sharma P., Saini H.S., Sudhir Kumar (2014). Development of sustainable bioleaching technology for recovery of precious metals (Au, Ag and Pt.) from e-waste and biodegradation of polybrominated aromatic fire retardants. . Proceedings of the Himachal Pradesh science congress on Role of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in H.P [1st : : 15-16 october 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kumar A., Saini H.S., Sudhir Kumar (2014). Exploration of novel bacterial species from the abandoned gold mine for bioleaching and enhancement of gold recovery from E-Waste. . Proceedings of the International Conference on Life Sciences, Informatics, Food and Environment [JIIT Noida : 29-30 august 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Agrawal S., Sudhir Kumar (2014). Characterization of cellulose degrading alkaliphillic bacteria from. . Proceedings of the National conference on Emerging horizons in Science and Technology: [Shri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. : 17-18 january 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • A. Rana, Sudhir Kumar (2014). Bioleaching of precious metals from printed circuits board. Proceedings of the National conference on Emerging horizons in Science and Technology [Fatehgarh Sahib, India : 17-18 January 2014], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2013). Let us practice and explore science. Proceedings of the DST-Inspire Program [Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab : 11th February, 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2013). Biogas Plant fabrication and production. Proceedings of the DST-Inspire Program’ [Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab. : 25th March 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2013). Biogas production using solid waste. Proceedings of the National workshop on renewable energy [J.N. Govt. Engineering College, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh : 2nd March, 2013 ], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kansra A., Sudhir Kumar (2013). Third generation biofuels. Proceedings of the National conference on environmental sustainability and society: The growing paradigm shift. [JUET Guna : 30-31 March 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • M. Kumari, A. Kumar, Sudhir Kumar (2013). Biogas production using food waste. Proceedings of the National conference on environmental sustainability and society: The growing paradigm shift [Guna, India : 30-31 March, 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Alisha Kansra, Sudhir Kumar (2013). Microalgae: Third generation biofuels [abstract] . Proceedings of the National conference on environmental sustainability and society: The growing paradigm shift [JUET, Raghogarh, Guna. : March 30-31, 2013], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar (2012). Less waste, Better Results-Standards Increase Efficiency. Proceedings of the World Standards Day – 2012 [Bureau of Indian Standards, Govt. of India at Hotel Best Western Royal Park, Baddi, Solan, Himachal Pradesh. : October 17, 2012], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sani RK, Sudhir Kumar, Bhalla A, Winckel A (2012). Challenges of biohydrogen production at industrial scale. . Proceedings of the SIMB annual meeting at Washington [Washington Hilton hotel, Washington DC, USA : 12-15 August 2012], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Kainth A, Bhalla A, Sudhir Kumar, Sani R K (2012). Extremophilic bioprocessing of lignocellulose-based renewables for biofuels.. Proceedings of the Annual South Dakota Biotechnology Summit and Annual Meeting [7th : Sioux Falls, SD. USA : 25 October 2012], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar, Winckel A, Bhalla A, Sani RK. (2012). Consolidated biohydrogen production from extruded prairie cord grass by Thermoanaerobacterium sp. strain K1. . Proceedings of the SIMB annual meeting at Washington [Hilton hotel, Washington DC, USA : 12-15 August, 2012], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Rajesh K. Sani, Aditya Bhalla, Sudhir Kumar, Kenneth M. Bischoff (2012). Improved lignocellulose conversion to biofuels with thermophilic bacteria [Abstract]. Proceedings of the SIMB Annual Meeting and Exhibition [Washington DC, USA : 12-16 August, 2012], pp.S124-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar, Anne Winckel, Aditya Bhalla, Rajesh K. Sani (2012). Consolidated biohydrogen production from extruded prairie cord grass by Thermoanaerobacterium sp. strain [Abstract]. Proceedings of the SIMB Annual Meeting and Exhibition [Washington DC, USA : 12-16 August, 2012], pp.S121-.. Google Citation
  • Bhalla A., Kunreddy V., Sudhir Kumar, Bischoff KM., Christopher LP., Hughes SR., Sani RK. (2011). Thermostable Cellulases and Xylanases. . Proceedings of the AIChE, Annual Meeting, Minneapolis Convention Center, [Convention Center, Minneapolis, USA : 16-21 October, 2011], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Bhalla A., Kunreddy V., Sudhir Kumar, Bischoff KM., Hughes S., Sani RK. (2011). Enhanced Lignocellulose Conversion Using Thermophilic Microbes and their Thermostable Enzymes. . Proceedings of the Thermophiles Conference [Big Sky, Montana, USA : 11-16 september 2011], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar, Kumari M., Verma T., Kalia T., Rajinder S. Chauhan, Ravikanth K (2011). Solid waste management vis a vis rural community empowerment: Indian perspective. Proceedings of the In a meeting of Sigma Xi association in Rapid City [USA : 41776], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar, Kumari M, Kalia T, Rajinder S. Chauhan, Ravikanth K, Sani RK (2011). A green approach for industrial herbal waste management and its bioremediation. Proceedings of the Eastern South Dakota Water Conference [USA : ], pp.50-51.. Google Citation
  • Kumari M., Sudhir Kumar (2010). Anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic biomass for biogas production.. Proceedings of the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) [Knowledge Park (II), Noida. : 27-29 october 2010], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar, Kumari M., Ravikanth K (2010). Herbal waste: A waste or a fortune. . Proceedings of the International Biofuels Conference [7th : Hotel Le-Meridian organized by Winrock International India, New Delhi : 11-12 feb 2010], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Pradhan J.K., Sudhir Kumar (2009). A case study of E-waste management of India. . Proceedings of the International Conference on Biotechnological Solutions for Environmental sustainability [School of Biosciences and Technology VIT university, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. : 21-23 october 2009], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Bhatia M., Sudhir Kumar, Chauhan R., Ravikanth K. (2009). Bioconversion of herbal waste to bioethanol.. Proceedings of the International biofuel conference [6th : New Delhi : 4-5 march 2009], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Sudhir Kumar, Ramamurthy V. (2005). Bioremediation of diesel-contaminated soils. Proceedings of the International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium [8th : : ], pp.241-.. Google Citation
  • Sani RK, Bhalla A, Sudhir Kumar, Bischoff KM. (). Improved lignocelluloses conversion to biofuels with thermophilic bacteria.. Proceedings of the SIMB annual meeting at Washington [Washington Hilton hotel, Washington DC, USA : 12-15 august 2012], pp.-.. Google Citation
Abstract/ Poster Presentations/ Invited Lectures in Conferences :
  • Sudhir Kumar (2017). Electronic Waste . Proceedings of the workshop ( Invited Talk) [Govt. College Sanjauli, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh : 16 March 2017], pp.-.. Google Citation
  • Rajesh K. Sani, Sudhir Kumar, Aditya Bhalla, Anne Winckel (2012). Challenges of biohydrogen production at industrial scale [Abstract]. Proceedings of the SIMB Annual Meeting and Exhibition [Washington DC, USA : 12-16 August, 2012], pp.S145-.. Google Citation
  • Kalia, T., Sudhir Kumar, S. (). Municipal Solid Waste: Indian Perspective, Towards A Greener Future. . Proceedings of the International conference on "New Frontiers in Biofuels" [The Indian Habitat Centre, organized by Delhi Technological University, New Delhi, India : 18-19 jan,2010], pp.-.. Google Citation