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Shushil Kumar
Assistant Professor
shushil[at]ch.iitr.ac.in
+91-1332-284944
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Educational Details
Professional Background

Research
Projects
Publications
Patents
Books
Collaborations

Honours and Awards
Honors
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Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements

Students
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Events
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Administrative Positions
Miscellaneous
Research Interests
Biomass conversion processes, Liquefaction of lignocellulosic biomass, Upgrading of bio-oil into advanced bio-fuels, Value added products from lignin or lignin rich feed-stocks, Development of bio-based materials and chemicals, Catalysis for green processes, Sustainable waste management, Green hydrogen from biomass
BioSketch
Educational Details
University of Twente, The Netherlands
2015
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering
University of Twente, The Netherlands
2011
M.Sc., Process Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
2008
B.Tech, Chemical Engineering
Professional Background
Development Engineer: Biofuels and Biochemicals
01 Sep 2016 - 14 Jun 2020
SCA Energy, Sweden
R&D Engineer
01 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016
Oce Technologies (A Canon company), The Netherlands
Intern
01 May 2011 - 31 Jul 2011
Shell Global Solutions-Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Technical management trainee
15 Jun 2008 - 14 Jun 2009
Reliance Industries Ltd. –Jamnagar, India
Intern
01 May 2007 - 15 Jul 2007
Alkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd. – Mumbai, India
Intern
01 Dec 2006 - 15 Jan 2007
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. – Guwahati, India
Research
Projects
TOPIC START DATE FIELD DESCRIPTION FINANCIAL OUTLAY FUNDING AGENCY OTHER OFFICERS
Conversion of coal tar pitch and natural fibre (lignocellulosic biomass) to carbon fibre 01 Jan 2024 Research and Development 50 Lakhs Ministry of Textiles
Co-production of green Hydrogen and biochar from biomass 25 Dec 2023 Research and Development 59.7 Lakhs THDC India Ltd.
Process development for direct liquefaction of agricultural and forest residues, lignin, lignin rich streams into bio-crude 01 Dec 2020 Research and Development 20 Lakhs IIT Roorkee




Publications

1. Ishita Goyal, Anjali Prasad, Shushil Kumar & Deepak K Ojha (2023) Techno-economic analysis of integrated torrefaction and pelleting process, International Journal of Green Energy, DOI: 10.1080/15435075.2023.2232857

2. Sheshanarayana, R., Kumar, S. A kinetic model for the direct thermal liquefaction of pine wood. Biomass Conv. Bioref. (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-023-04095-y

3. S Kumar, A Segins, JP Lange, G Van Rossum, SRA Kersten; Liquefaction of lignocellulose in Light Cycle Oil: A process concept study. ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 4 (6), 3087–3094, 2016.

4. S Kumar, JP Lange, G Van Rossum, SRA Kersten; Liquefaction of lignocellulose in FCC feed: A process concept study. ChemSusChem, 2015.

5. S Kumar, JP Lange, G Van Rossum, SRA Kersten; Bio-oil fractionation by temperature-swing extraction: Principle and application, Biomass and Bioenergy, 83, 96-104, Dec. 2015.

6. S Kumar, JP Lange, G Van Rossum, SRA Kersten; Liquefaction of lignocellulose in fractionated light bio-oil: Proof of concept and techno-economic assessment. ACS Sustainable Chem. and Eng., 3 (9), 2271-2280, 2015

7. S Kumar, JP Lange, G Van Rossum, SRA Kersten; Liquefaction of lignocellulose: Do basic and acidic additives help out? Chemical Engineering Journal, 278, 99-104, Dec. 2014.

8. S Kumar, JP Lange, G Van Rossum, SRA Kersten; Liquefaction of lignocellulose: Process Parameter Study To Minimize Heavy Ends. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 53 (29), 11668-11676, July 2014.

9. AG Chakinala, S Kumar, A Kruse, SRA Kersten, WPM van Swaaij; Supercritical water gasification of organic acids and alcohols: The effect of chain length. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids 74, 8-21, Feb. 2013.

10. S Kumar, Ashish Kalita and Uppaluri R; Economic Feasibility Study of Sodium Attachment Carbonate and Soda Ash Production from Na2SO4. International Journal of Engineering Research and Science & Technology, 2 (1), 21-40, Feb. 2013.

Patents

1. S. Kumar, Manvendra Singh, Ankit Chauhan, Process for conversion of rice husk to produce amorphous silica nanoparticles and a blend of non-uniform oligomeric and polymeric components (bio-oil).; Patent filed, 2023.

2. S. Kumar, Christian Kugge.; Production of lignin oil with an organic solvent.; EP4172109A1, June 2021.

3. S. Kumar, Christian Kugge.; Process for the production of a bio-oi.; EP3921386A1, Feb 2020.

4. Christian Kugge, S. Kumar; Process for the production of a bio-oil using a rosin-containing oil, EP3921388A1, Feb 2020.

5. Christian Kugge, S. Kumar, Kostiantyn Kulyk.; Process for the production of a hydrocarbon product.; EP3693443A1, Feb 2019.

6. JP Lange, G Van Rossum, S.R.A. Kersten, S. Kumar, Process for liquid-liquid extraction of a blend of non-uniform oligomers and polymers.; US20170355655A1, 2015.

7. MC BARNÉS, SRA Kersten, S. Kumar, JP Lange, W Zhao, Process for conversion of a cellulosic material.; US20130247449A1, May 2013.

 

Honors And Awards
Honors
University of Twente, The Netherlands
2011
Cum-Laude for master degree
Shell, Netherlands
2011
Finalist of Shell bachelor master prize
Shell, Netherlands
2009
“The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund”, worth ~50k euros, for funding master studies
Teaching Engagements
Teaching Engagements
Engineering analysis and process modeling ( CHN-302 )
Spring
Petroleum Refining ( CHN-327 )
Autumn
Polymer Processing ( PEN-301 )
Autumn
Polymer composites ( PEN-304 )
Spring
Technical communication ( CHN-391 )
Autumn
Training Seminar ( CHN-499/PEN-499 )
Autumn
Miscellaneous
Administrative Positions
Assistant Professor
15 Jun 2020 - Present
IIT Roorkee
Warden Radhakrishnan Bhawan
05 Jul 2021 - 30 Jun 2022
IIT Roorkee
Department Faculty-in-Charge, Placement and Internship ,
06 Jun 2021 - Present
IIT Roorkee