Shushil Kumar - Department of Chemical Engineering,Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Shushil Kumar
Shushil Kumar Assistant professor shushil@ch.iitr.ac.in
Areas of Interest
  • 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, Process development, Techno-economic assessment, basic and detailed engineering, HAZOP study
Professional Background
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2016-09-013 years 9 months Development Engineer: Biofuels and BiochemicalsSCA Energy, Sweden
2015-09-0111 months R&D EngineerOce Technologies (A Canon company), The Netherlands
2011-05-012 months InternShell Global Solutions-Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008-06-1511 months Technical management traineeReliance Industries Ltd. –Jamnagar, India
2007-05-012 months InternAlkyl Amines Chemicals Ltd. – Mumbai, India
2006-12-011 month InternIndian Oil Corporation Ltd. – Guwahati, India
Multiple Posts
FromPeriodPositionOrganisation
2020-06-15OngoingAssistant ProfessorIIT Roorkee
Honors and Awards
AwardInstituteYear
Cum-Laude for master degreeUniversity of Twente, The Netherlands2011
Finalist of Shell bachelor master prizeShell, Netherlands2011
“The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund”, worth ~50k euros, for funding master studiesShell, Netherlands2009
Educational Details
DegreeSubjectUniversityYear
Ph.D.Chemical EngineeringUniversity of Twente, The Netherlands2015
M.Sc.Process TechnologyUniversity of Twente, The Netherlands2011
B.TechChemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati2008
Teaching Engagements
TitleCourse CodeClass NameSemester
Polymer ProcessingPEN-301B. Tech. (Polymer Science and Engineering)Autumn
Refereed Journal Papers

1. 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.

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

3. 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.

4. 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

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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. MC BARNÉS, SRA Kersten, S Kumar, JP Lange, W Zhao, Process for conversion of a cellulosic material.; US Patent App. 13/895,145, May 2013.

2. 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.

3. Christian Kugge, S Kumar.; Process for the production of a bio-oi.; EU Patent filed, Feb 2019

4. Christian Kugge, S Kumar.; Process for the production of a bio-oil using a rosin-containing oil, EU Patent filed, Feb 2019

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

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