1084 Columbia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
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- Bourns College of Engineering
- CE-CERT (Center for Environmental Research & Tech.)
Rajeev Kumar joined Cellulosic Biomass Processing (CBP) group at CE-CERT, UCR in June 2010 as an Assistant Research Engineer. He comes to the Center from Zymetis, Inc. of College Park, Maryland where he was Director of Enzyme Product Development.
- Ph.D. Biochemical and Chemical Engineering 2008
- Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
- M.S. Chemical Engineering 2003
- Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, U.P., India
- B.S. Chemical Engineering 2000
- Chemical Engineering, Punjab Technical University (SLIET, Longowal), Jalandhar, Punjab, India, Septe
Dr. Kumar's overall research focus is the effective and economical conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels and chemicals via biological/ thermochemical pathways.
Peer Reviewed Publications
Zhang T., Kumar R., Wyman CE. 2012 "Comparison of Glucose and Xylose Yields from Dilute Oxalic Acid Pretreatment and Subsequent Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Red Maple to Results Using Dilute Sulfuric Acid, Dilute Hydrochloric Acid, and Hydrothermal Pretreatments," to be submitted.
Kumar R., Hu F., Sannigrahi P., Jung S., Ragauskas A.J., Wyman C.E., 2012. “Carbohydrate Derived Humins (Pseudo-Lignin) Can Retard Cellulose Biological Conversion,” Energy and Environmental Science, submitted.
Li, H., Foston, M. B., Kumar R., Samuel R., Gao X., Hu F., Ragauskas A.J., Wyman C.E., 2012. “Chemical Composition and Characterization of Cellulose for Agave as a Fast Growing, Drought Tolerant Biofuels Feedstock”, Energy & Environmental Science, submitted.
Li H., Qing Q., Kumar R., Wyman CE. 2011. “Chromatographic Separation and Concentration Measurement of 1, 4-â-Xylooligosaccharides with Different Chain Lengths", Biomass and Bioenergy, submitted.
Suvorov, M., Kumar, R., Zhang, H., Hutcheson, S. “Novelties of the cellulolytic system of a marine bacterium applicable to cellulosic sugar production,”Biofuels, 2 (1): 1-12,
Kumar R. Wyman CE. 2009. “Access of Cellulase to Cellulose and Lignin for Poplar Solids Produced by Leading Pretreatment Technologies,” Biotechnology Progress 25(3): 807-819.
Kumar R., Wyman CE. 2009. “Does Change in Accessibility with Conversion Depend on Both the Substrate and Pretreatment Technology?” Bioresource Technology 100(18): 4193-4202.
Kumar R. Wyman CE. 2009. “Effect of Xylanase Supplementation of Cellulase on Digestion of Corn Stover Solids Prepared by Leading Pretreatment Technologies,” Bioresource Technology, 100(18): 4203-4213.
Kumar R., Mago G., Balan V., Wyman CE. 2009. “Physical and Chemical Characterizations of Corn Stover and Poplar Solids Resulting from Leading Pretreatment Technologies Bioresource Technology 100(17): 3948-3962.
Kumar R. Wyman CE. 2009. “Cellulase Adsorption and Relationship to Features for Corn Stover Solids Produced by Leading Pretreatments,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 103(2): 252-267.
Kumar R. Wyman CE. 2009. “Effect of Additives on the Digestibility of Corn Stover Solids Following Pretreatment by Leading Technologies,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 102(6): 1544-1557.
Kumar R, Wyman CE. 2009. “Effects of Cellulase and Xylanase Enzymes on the Deconstruction of Solids from Pretreatment of Poplar by Leading Technologies,” Biotechnology Progress 25(2): 302-314.
KumarR, Wyman CE. 2009. “Effect of Enzyme Supplementation at Moderate Cellulase Loadings on Initial Glucose and Xylose Release from Corn Stover Solids Pretreated by Leading Technologies,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 102(2): 457-467.
Kumar R, Wyman CE. 2008. “An Improved Method to Directly Estimate Cellulase Adsorption on Biomass Solids,” Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 42: 426–433.
Kumar R, Wyman CE. 2008. “The Impact of Dilute Sulfuric Acid on the Selectivity of Xylooligomer Depolymerization to Monomers,” Carbohydrate Research 343(2): 290-300.
Kumar R., Wyman CE. 2010. “Features Controlling Hydrolysis of Cellulose in Pretreated Biomass,” in Bioalcohol Production, Waldron K, Ed, Woodhead Publishing Ltd, Cambridge, UK, pp 73-121, May, invited.
Kumar R., Wyman CE. 2012 “Physical and Chemical Features Influencing Macro/Micro Accessibility of Pretreated Biomass that Impact Biological Processing” in Aqueous Pretreatment of Plant Biomass for Biological and Chemical Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals, Wyman CE, Ed, Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK, in preparation.
Qing Q., Li H., Kumar R., and Wyman CE. 2012 “Measuring Oligosaccharides in Biomass Hydrolysis” in Aqueous Pretreatment of Plant Biomass for Biological and Chemical Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals, Wyman CE, Ed, Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK, in preparation.
Wyman C.E., Dale B.E., Balan V., Elander R.T., Holtzapple M.T., Sierra-Ramirez R., Ladisch M.R., Mosier N., Lee Y.Y., Gupta R., Thomas S., Hames B., Warner R., and Kumar R. “Comparative Performance of Leading Pretreatment Technologies for Biological Conversion of Corn Stover, Poplar Wood, and Switchgrass to Sugars” in Aqueous Pretreatment of Plant Biomass for Biological and Chemical Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals, Wyman CE, Ed, Wiley Blackwell, Oxford, UK, in preparation.