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Dr. Amit Kumar

Assistant Professor, Biotechnology

amit.kumar23@sharda.ac.in

About

Dr. Amit Kumar is extensively involved in research on industrial enzymes, pulp & paper biotechnology, biofuels production, waste management and environmental biotechnology. Previously, He worked as Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Debre Markos University (Ethiopia). He completed his Doctorate in Industrial Biotechnology from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India). He has published more than 30 research and review articles in various reputed international journals. Dr. Kumar has edited 3 books and also published 14 book chapters in various books.

Experience
  • 4 Years
Qualification
  • M. Sc. and M.Phil. in Microbiology
  • Ph. D. from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Award & Recognition

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship by Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Teen Murti, New Delhi during Ph.D
  • ICAR-NET-2014 & 2016 Qualified in the discipline of “Agricultural Microbiology”
  • GATE-2009 Qualified in Life Sciences
  • ICAR-SRF (PGS) 2008-09 Qualified in the discipline of “Agriculture Microbiology”
  • First rank in entrance exam for M. Sc. in C.C.S. University Meerut, India

Research

Research Projects Undertaken:

As main-investigator:

Project Title

Exploration of Fungal Diversity for the Production of Industrial Enzymes at East Gojjam, Amhara Region (Ethiopia)

Funding Agency

Research and Community Service Directorate, Debre Markos University, Ethiopia

Grant

301000.00 Ethiopian Birr (Approximately INR 7.2 Lakh)

Duration

Two Years (2019-2021)

 

Google Scholar Citations and h-index:

Total Citations-345,    h-index-9

Google Scholar Profile: (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=93BB3rQAAAAJ&hl=en)

ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amit-Kumar-315

Scopus ID: 57201773057

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-5354-420X

Books Edited:

  • Amit Kumar, Puneet Pathak and Dharm Dutt (2021) Green Pulp and Paper Industry, Biotechnology for Ecofriendly Processing, Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-11-059241-2.

  • Amit Kumar and Chhotu Ram (2021) Nanobiotechnology for a Green Environment, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, UK, ISBN: 9780367460686.

  • Amit Kumar, Mukesh Yadav and Nirmala Sehrawat (2019) Microbial Enzymes and Additives in Food Industry, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, ISBN: 978-1-53615-101-5.

Selected Research and Review Articles

  • Laxman K. Pandey, Amit Kumar, Dharm Dutt, S. P. Singh (2022) Influence of mechanical operation on the biodelignification of Leucaena leucocephala by xylanase treatment, 3Biotech 12, article no. 20.

  • Laxman K. Pandey, Amit Kumar, Dharm Dutt, S. P. Singh (2021) Xylanase pretreatment of mechanically destructured chips of Eucalyptus tereticornis and its effect on kraft pulping, BioResources, 16(3), 5361-5375.

  • Amit Kumar and Dharm Dutt (2021) A comparative study of conventional chemical deinking and environment-friendly bio-deinking of mixed office waste paper, Scientific African, 12, article no. e00793, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2021.e00793

  • Amit Kumar (2021) Dissolving pulp production: Cellulases and xylanases for the enhancement of cellulose accessibility and reactivity, Physical Sciences Reviews, 6(5), Article no. 20190047, https://doi.org/10.1515/psr-2019-0047

  • Amit Kumar and Chhotu Ram (2021) Agave biomass: A potential resource for the production of value-added products, Environmental Sustainability, 4(2), https://doi.org/10.1007/s42398-021-00172-y

  • Amit Kumar (2021) Biobleaching: An eco-friendly approach to reduce chemical consumption and pollutants generation, Physical Sciences Reviews, 6(4), https://doi.org/10.1515/psr-2019-0044

  • Chhotu Ram, Amit Kumar, and Pushpa Rani (2021) Municipal solid waste management: A review of waste to energy (WtE) approaches, Bioresources, 16 (2), 4275-4320.

  • Amit Kumar, Chhotu Ram, Adebabay Tazeb (2021) Enzyme-assisted pulp refining: An energy saving approach, Physical Sciences Reviews, 6 (2), Article number: 20190046.

  • Archana Gautam, Amit Kumar and Dharm Dutt (2021) Biobleaching of ethanol-soda pulp of Eulaliopsis binata by xylanases from Aspergillus flavus ARC-12 and Schizophyllum commune ARC-11, Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, 10 (4), 669-672.

  • Amit Kumar (2020) Aspergillus nidulans: A potential resource of the production of the native and heterologous enzymes for industrial applications, International Journal of Microbiology, 2020, article ID: 8894215, 1-11.

  • Amit Kumar, Mukesh Yadav and Workinesh Tiruneh (2020) Debarking, pitch removal and retting: Role of microbes and their enzymes, Physical Sciences Reviews, 5 (10), 20190048.

  • Amit Kumar, Archana Gautam and Dharm Dutt (2020) Bio-pulping: An energy saving and environment friendly approach, Physical Sciences Reviews, 5 (10), 20190043.

  • Mukesh Yadav, Nirmala Sehrawat, Anil K. Sharma, Vikas Kumar and Amit Kumar (2018) Naringinase: Microbial sources, production and applications in food processing industry, Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology And Food Sciences, 8 (1), 717-720.

  • Amit Kumar, Nakachew Minuye, Yilkal Bezie and Mukesh Yadav (2018) A review of factors affecting enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated lignocellulosic biomass, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, 22 (7), 62-67.

  • Mukesh Yadav, Nirmala Sehrawat and Amit Kumar (2018) Microbial laccases in food processing industry: current status and future perspectives, Research Journal of Biotechnology, 13(9), 108-113.

  • Archana Gautam, Amit Kumar, Amit Kumar Bharti and Dharm Dutt (2018) Rice straw fermentation by Schizophyllum commune ARC-11 to produce high level of xylanase for its application in pre-bleaching, Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, 16 (2), 693-701.

  • Amit Kumar Bharti, Amit Kumar, Alok Kumar and Dharm Dutt (2018) Wheat bran fermentation for the production of cellulase and xylanase by Aspergillus niger NFCCI 4113, Research Journal of Biotechnology, 13 (5), 11-18.

  • Amit Kumar Bharti, Amit Kumar, Alok Kumar and Dharm Dutt (2018) Exploitation of Parthenium hysterophorous biomass as low-cost substrate for cellulase and xylanase production under solid-state fermentation using Talaromyces stipitatus MTCC 12687, Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences, 11 (4), 271-280.

  • Archana Gautam, Amit Kumar and Dharm Dutt (2017) Production and characterization of cellulase-free xylanase by Aspergillus flavus ARC-12 and its application in pre-bleaching of ethanol-soda pulp of Eulaliopsis binata, Research Journal of Biotechnology, 12 (8), 63-71.

  • Amit Kumar, Dharm Dutt, and Archana Gautam (2016) Pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of pearl millet stover by multi-enzymes from Aspergillus nidulans AKB-25, Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 50 (7-8), 781-790

  • Amit Kumar, Dharm Dutt and Archana Gautam (2016) Production of crude enzyme from Aspergillus nidulans AKB-25 using black gram residue as the substrate and its industrial applications. Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, 14 (1), 107-118.

  • Amit Kumar, Archana Gautam and Dharm Dutt (2016) Co-cultivation of Penicillium sp. AKB-24 and Aspergillus nidulans AKB-25 as a cost-effective method to produce cellulases for the hydrolysis of pearl millet stover, Fermentation, 2 (2), 12.

  • Archana Gautam, Amit Kumar and Dharm Dutt (2016) Effects of ethanol addition and biological pretreatment on soda pulping of Eulaliopsis binata, Journal of Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology, 7 (2), 78-90.

  • Amit Kumar, Archana Gautam and Dharm Dutt (2016) Biotechnological transformation of lignocellulosic biomass in to industrial products: An overview, Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology, 7 (3), 149-168.

  • Mohan Lal, Dharm Dutt, Amit Kumar and Archana Gautam (2015) Optimization of submerged fermentation conditions for two xylanase producers Coprinellus disseminates MLK-01NTCC-1180 and MLK-07NTCC-1181 and their biochemical characterization. Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, 49 (5-6), 471-483.

  • Dharm Dutt, A. K. Mishra, Amit Kumar and N. C. Mishra (2012) Cost reduction and upgrading of properties of absorbent-grade paper. Bioresources, 7 (3), 3125-3131.

  • Mohan Lal, Dharm Dutt, C. H. Tyagi, Harjeet Kaur and Amit Kumar (2011) Bio-conventional Bleaching of Kraft -AQ pulp of A. cadamba by crude xylanases from C. disseminates. Bioresources, 6(2), 1019-1028.

Book Chapter Published:

  • Amit Kumar, Diwakar Aggarwal, Amit Kumar Bharti, Chhotu Ram (2021) Lignocellulosic biomass wastes to bioenergy: Role of microbial enzymes for 2nd generation biofuels, In:  Nanobiotechnology for a Green Environment (Eds. Amit Kumar & Chhotu Ram), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, UK, ISBN: 9780367460686.

  • Chhotu Ram, Bushra Zaman, Rajesh Kumar Jena, Amit Kumar (2021) Recent trends in solar photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants using TiO2 nanomaterials, In:  Nanobiotechnology for a Green Environment (Eds. Amit Kumar & Chhotu Ram), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, UK, ISBN: 9780367460686.

  • Yilkal Bezie, Mengistie Taye, Amit Kumar (2021) Recent advancement in phytoremediation for removal of toxic compounds, In:  Nanobiotechnology for a Green Environment (Eds. Amit Kumar & Chhotu Ram), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, UK, ISBN: 9780367460686.

  • Chhotu Ram, Amit Kumar, Yilkal Bezie (2021) Global Environmental Issues and Role of Nano-Bio-technology for the Sustainable Environment, In:  Nanobiotechnology for a Green Environment (Eds. Amit Kumar & Chhotu Ram), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, UK, ISBN: 9780367460686.

  • Chhotu Ram, Amit Kumar (2021) Municipal Solid Waste Management: Recent Practices, In:  Nanobiotechnology for a Green Environment (Eds. Amit Kumar & Chhotu Ram), CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, UK, ISBN: 9780367460686.

  • Amit Kumar, Archana Gautam, Nakachew Minuye, Yilkal Bezie and Amit Kumar Bharti (2019) Food Industry Based Applications of Cellulases, Xylanases and Pectinases, In: Microbial Enzymes and Additives for the Food Industry (Eds. Amit Kumar, Mukesh Yadav and Nirmala Sehrawat), Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, ISBN: 978-1-53615-101-5.

  • Amit Kumar, Archana Gautam, Hina Khan and Dharm Dutt (2019) Organic Acids: Microbial Sources, Production and Applications, In: Microbial Enzymes and Additives for the Food Industry (Eds. Amit Kumar, Mukesh Yadav and Nirmala Sehrawat), Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, ISBN: 978-1-53615-101-5.

  • Hina Khan, Vaishali Saroha, Amit Kumar Bharti, Huma Khan, Dharm Dutt and Amit Kumar (2019) The Role of Microbial Polysaccharides in the Food Industry, In: Microbial Enzymes and Additives for the Food Industry (Eds. Amit Kumar, Mukesh Yadav and Nirmala Sehrawat), Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, ISBN: 978-1-53615-101-5.

  • Mukesh Yadav, Nirmala Sehrawat, Anil Kumar Sharma, Ram Sarup Singh, Ranjeeta Bhari and Amit Kumar (2019) Introduction and Applications of Microbial Products in the Food Processing Industry, In: Microbial Enzymes and Additives for the Food Industry (Eds. Amit Kumar, Mukesh Yadav and Nirmala Sehrawat), Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, ISBN: 978-1-53615-101-5.

  • Amit Kumar, Diwakar Aggarwal, Mukesh Yadav, Pawan Kumar, Vikas Kumar (2019) Biotechnological conversion of plant biomass into value- added products, In: Industrial Biotechnology ‘Plant Systems, Resources and Products (Eds. Mukesh Yadav, Vikas Kumar, and, Nirmala Sehrawat), Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-11-056333-7).

  • Pawan Kumar, Pooja Sharma, Vikas Kumar, Amit Vashishth, Amit Kumar, Anil Sharma (2019) Plant resources: In-vitro production, challenges and prospects of secondary metabolites from medicinal plants, In: Industrial Biotechnology ‘Plant Systems, Resources and Products (Eds. Mukesh Yadav, Vikas Kumar, and, Nirmala Sehrawat), Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-11-056333-7).

  • Diwakar Aggarwal, Amit Kumar, Anil Kumar (2019) Plant tissue culture for commercial propagation of economically important plants, In: Industrial Biotechnology ‘Plant Systems, Resources and Products (Eds. Mukesh Yadav, Vikas Kumar, and, Nirmala Sehrawat), Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-11-056333-7).

  • Amit Kumar, Archana Gautam, Dharm Dutt, Mukesh Yadav,  Nirmala Sehrawat and Pawan Kumar (2017) Applications of microbial technology in pulp and paper industry, In: Microbiology and Biotechnology for Sustainable Environment (Eds.: Kumar, V., Singh, G. and Aggarwal, N.K.), Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA (ISBN: 978-1-53612-076-9).

  • Sachin Kumar, Ashish Kumar Singh, Rajni Sharma, Nirmala Sehrawat, Ashwanti Devi, Amit Kumar and Mukesh Yadav (2017) Role of microbial biosensor in environmental sustainability, In: Microbiology and Biotechnology for Sustainable Environment (Eds.: Kumar, V., Singh, G. and Aggarwal, N.K.), Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA (ISBN: 978-1-53612-076-9).

Invited Lectures:

  • Delivered a lecture during the workshop organized by Research and Community Service Directorate, Debre Markos University for High School teachers and other Stakeholders (15-16 March, 2018).

Lecture Title: Industrial Enzymes: Production and Applications

  • Delivered a lecture organized by College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Debre Markos University for College Faculties (5 April, 2019).

Lecture Title: Microbial Enzymes for Food Industry

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • Life Membership of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI).

  • Contributing Member (Global Outreach) of American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Editorial Board

  • Member of Editorial Board in Physical Sciences Reviews, De Gruyter.