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Sandeep Kumar

Sandeep Kumar


PROFESSOR
Civil & Environmental Engineering

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137C KAUFMAN HALL
NORFOLK, VA 23529

Email: skumar@odu.edu

Phone: 757-683-3898

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  • Expertise

    Engineering
    Environmental and chemical engineering
  • Research Interests

    Biofuels, biomass, supercritical fluids, subcritical and supercritical water, hydrothermal, reaction engineering
  • 2022: Nominated for The State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV)
  • 2021: Fulbright scholarship award for visiting Italy
  • 2021: Nominated for The State Council for Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV)
  • 2019: University Doctoral Mentoring Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2018: College’s Outstanding Associate Professor Award, BCET
  • 2018: Nominated for Faculty Research Achievement Award, ODURF
  • 2017: Nominated for Faculty Research Achievement Award, ODURF
  • 2017: Provost’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Award of Excellence for outstanding accomplishments in University-Industry partnership, Tyton BioEnergy Systems, VA.
  • 2016: Award for Excellence in Research, Asian Caucus, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Certificate of Excellence in Promoting Undergraduate Research 2016, 2017, & 2018, Old Dominion University
  • 2014: Faculty Special Recognition and Honors
  • 2014: Honarable Mention, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency P3 program
  • 2014: Distinguished Alumni of BIT Sindri (India’s undergraduate institute) Award in North America, 2014
  • 2013: National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award
  • 2009: Outstanding International Graduate Student
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Kumar, S. "Hydrothermal liquefaction of lignocellulosic biomass to Biocrude and its Upgradation to Biofuels" $17,000. Foreign. November 18, 2019 - November 17, 2022
    Kumar, S. "Mechanistic Insights into the Aging Behavior of Microplastics Accelerated by Water and Water Oxidation Catalysts" $25,000. Other. July, 2021 - June, 2022
    Kumar, S. "Water Sampling for Analyzing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities around Hampton Region" $314,519. State. April, 2021 - June, 2022
    Kumar, S. "Sustainable High-Value Lubricant Improver from Wet Unhydrolyzed Solids" $467,104. Federal. June 15, 2019 - June 14, 2022
    Kumar, S. "Flash Hydrolysis of Algae Biomass, Sandia National Laboratories" $125,000. Federal. December 21, 2015 - December 31, 2021
    Kumar, S. "MRI: Acquisition of Differential Electrochemical Mass Spectrometry for Investigation of Different Electrochemical Reaction Kinetics on Nanostructured Catalysts" $200,080. Federal. September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2021
    Kumar, S. "Evaluation of Flash Hydrolysis for High Protein Algal Biomass Deconstruction" $38,000. Federal. October 1, 2019 - January 30, 2021
    Kumar, S. "Thin Film Deposition of Lignin Over a Perovskite Solar Cell for Enhancing its All-Weather" $10,000. Higher Education. January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    Kumar, S.; Zhang, X. "RET Site: Training STEM teachers in alternative (biomass, solar, wind, and hydrogen) energy research through hands on laboratory and computational experiences" $600,000. Federal. April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020
    Kumar, S. "Flash Hydrolysis of a Proprietary Algae Feedstock for Fractionating Valuable Compounds" $20,000. Private. March 3, 2019 - December 31, 2019
    Zhang, X.; Kumar, S. "REU Site: Training Undergraduates in Electrochemical Technologies for Clean Fuels (Biofuels and Hydrogen) Production and Applications" $339,450. Federal. September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2019
    Kumar, S. "National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) supplement to "REU Site: Training Undergraduates in Electrochemical Technologies for Clean Fuels (Biofuels and Hydrogen) Production and Applications" $20,000. Federal. May 9, 2018 - August 31, 2019
    Kumar, S. "Design, Development, and Demonstration of a Pilot-Scale Mobile Flash Hydrolyzer for Algae Processing" $216,000. Federal. October 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019
    Kumar, S. "Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) for CAREER project" $40,092. Federal. June 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
    Kumar, S. "CAREER: Nutrients and Energy-rich Macromolecules Recovery from Microalgae using Subcritical Water" $438,659. Federal. January 1, 2014 - June 30, 2019
    Kumar, S. "Non-Academic Research Internships for Graduate Students (INTERN) for NSF/PFI project" $30,962. Federal. June 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
    Kumar, S. "Bridging the Gap: Understanding Student Perceptions of Writing as a Disciplinary Act" $19,987. Old Dominion University. August 01, 2017 - July 31, 2018
    Kumar, S. "Low-cost household biochar water filter for lead removal" $14,999. Federal. March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
    Kumar, S. "Processing And Assessment of Native And Dilute Acid Pretreated Nannochloropsis And Benthic (ATS(TM)) Biomass" $25,000. Federal. December 21, 2016 - December 21, 2017
    Kumar, S. "Onsite Wastewater Sampling, Analysis, and Data Interpretation for Pancopia’s Proto-type Biological Wastewater Treatment System" $17,000. Private. March 20, 2017 - December 19, 2017
    Kumar, S. "PANCOPIA's Proto-type Biological Wastewater Treatment System" $17,000. Commercial. March 20, 2017 - December 19, 2017
    Kumar, S. "Integrated processing post hydrolysis solids fuel production" $6,000. Commercial. August 1, 2016 - November 30, 2017
    Kumar, S. "SMUCKER'S samples collection analysis" $5,000. Commercial. January 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017
    Kumar, S. "Integrated Processing of Post Hydrolysis Solids for Maximizing Carbon Recovery and Fuel Production" $52,810. Private. August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017
    Kumar, S. "Onsite gas and water samples collection and analysis" $10,000. Private. June, 2016 - July, 2017
    Kumar, S. "Proposal For Onsite Gas And Water Samples Collection And Analysis" $5,040. Commercial. June 20, 2016 - December 20, 2016
    , "Jet Fuels Production from Aquathermolysis of Waste Cooking Oils" $7,000. Old Dominion University. May, 2016 - August, 2016
    Kumar, S. "Commissioning, Operation and Data Analysis of a Pilot-Scale Subcritical Water Hydrolysis Reactor for Processing Biomass" $160,000. Local. October 7, 2013 - February 28, 2016
    Kumar, S. "Proposal for Studying MSW Residue Ash Treatment Options at Hampton/NASA Steam Plant" $7,500. Private. July 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015
    Kumar, S. "Analysis of Biomass and Liquid Samples" $16,065. Private. June 15, 2014 - June 14, 2015
    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" $11,913. Local. September 29, 2013 - September 28, 2014
    Kumar, S. "EPA /P3 Phase I:Flash Hydrolysis of Microalgae for On-site Nutrients Recovery and Biofuels Production" $15,000. Federal. August 15, 2013 - August 14, 2014
    Kumar, S. "Physio-chemical Characterization of Biomass Samples" $30,600. Local. May 01, 2013 - January 31, 2014
    Kumar, S. "SEED Grant: For Sustainable Future on Earth: High-Tech Biochar" $50,000. Old Dominion University. January 01, 2013 - December 31, 2013
    Kumar, S. "Evaluating the Stability of Composite Materials in Supercritical Water Oxidation Medium" $2,500. Private. June 15, 2013 - September 15, 2013
    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" $43,000. Local. August 17, 2012 - August 16, 2013
    Kumar, S. "FP3 award for the spring 2013 semester." . Old Dominion University. January, 2013 - May, 2013
    Kumar, S. "Travel grant" $500. Private. April, 2013 - April, 2013
    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" $17,803. Local. February 1, 2012 - August 1, 2012
  • 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.
    An Integrated Method for Biofuels, Slow-Release Fertilizer, and Biomaterials Production from Different Types of Algae/Cyanobacteria
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Type: Provisional
    Patent Nationality: United States
    Inventors:
    Kumar, S.
    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.
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Type: Regular
    Patent Nationality: United States
    Inventors:
    Kumar, S.
    Biomass to Biochar Conversion in Subcritical Water, Gupta, Ram B., Kumar, S.; Kong, L.
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Type: Regular
    Patent Nationality: United States