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Sandeep Kumar

  • Sandeep Kumar
  • Assistant Professor
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • 135 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3753
  • skumar@odu.edu
  • Education

    Auburn University, 2010
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Birsa Institute of Technology, 1994
    Major: Chemical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Biofuels, biomass, supercritical fluids, subcritical and supercritical water, hydrothermal, reaction engineering
  • Expertise

    Engineering
    Environmental and chemical engineering
  • 2014 Faculty Special Recognitions and Honors
  • 2014 Honarable Mention, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency P3 program
  • NSF CAREER Award 2013-2018
  • 2009: Outstanding International Graduate Student
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    CAREER: Nutrients and Energy-rich Macromolecules Recovery from Microalgae using Subcritical Water
    Sponsoring Organization: National Sciece Foundation
    Date: January 01, 2014 - December 31, 2018
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    Analysis of Biomass and Liquid Samples
    Sponsoring Organization: Private Industry
    Date: June 15, 2014 - June 14, 2015
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    Commissioning, Operation and Data Analysis of a Pilot-Scale Subcritical Water Hydrolysis Reactor for Processing Biomass
    Sponsoring Organization: Private Industry
    Date: October 7, 2013 - December 31, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    Phase III-“Proposal for Development of a Commercially Feasible Method of Extraction of Oil/Proteins/Other Biochemicals from Biomass Using Hydrothermal/Subcritical Water Based Technology
    Sponsoring Organization: Private Industry
    Date: September 29, 2013 - September 28, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    EPA /P3 Phase I:Flash Hydrolysis of Microalgae for On-site Nutrients Recovery and Biofuels Production
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Date: August 15, 2013 - August 14, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    Physio-chemical Characterization of Biomass Samples
    Sponsoring Organization: Private Industry
    Date: May 01, 2013 - January 31, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    SEED Grant: For Sustainable Future on Earth: High-Tech Biochar
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Research ODU
    Date: January 01, 2013 - December 31, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    Evaluating the Stability of Composite Materials in Supercritical Water Oxidation Medium
    Sponsoring Organization: Private Industry
    Date: June 15, 2013 - September 15, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    Phase II-“For Development of a Commercially Feasible Method of Extraction of Oil/Proteins/Other Biochemicals from Biomass Using Hydrothermal/Subcritical Water Based Technology
    Sponsoring Organization: Private Industry
    Date: August 17, 2012 - August 16, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    FP3 award for the spring 2013 semester.
    Sponsoring Organization: Office of Research ODU
    Date: January, 2013 - May, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    Travel grant
    Sponsoring Organization: 35th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals
    Date: April, 2013 - April, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
    Phase 1: Proposal for Development of a Commercially Feasible Method of Extraction of Oil/Proteins/Other Biochemicals from Biomass Using Hydrothermal/Subcritical Water Based Technology
    Sponsoring Organization: Private Industry
    Date: February 1, 2012 - August 1, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Kumar, S.
  • Intellectual Property

    Fractionation of Proteins and Lipids from Microalgae, Kumar, S.; Hatcher, P.; US patent application#13/707,754 filed 12/07/12 and International Patent Application # PCT/US2012/068420 filed 12/07/12.
    Green process to hydrolyze carbohydrates from tobacco biomass using subcritical water. Kumar, S.; Garcia M. et al.; Provisional US patent application# 61/820,446, May 7, 2013.
    Subcritical water assisted oil extraction and green coal production from oilseeds. Kumar, S.; Popov S. et al.; US/International patent application PCT/US13/64966, Oct. 15, 2013.
    Biomass to Biochar Conversion in Subcritical Water, Gupta, Ram B., Kumar, S.; Kong, L.
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Type: Regular
    Patent Nationality: United States