Rajeev Kumar

Research Professor
Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), Bourns College of Engineering
University of California, Riverside
E-mail: rkumar@cert.ucr.edu
Page: http://www.cert.ucr.edu/personnel/rkumar/

Fields of interest:

Lignocellulosic biomass conversion to biofuels and chemicals

Recent publications:

Kumar R., Hu F., Sannigrahi P., Jung S., Ragauskas A.J., Wyman C.E.:
Carbohydrate Derived Pseudo-Lignin Can Retard Cellulose Biological Conversion.
Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2013, 110: 737-753.

Zhang M., Chen G., Kumar R., Xu B.:
Mapping Out the Structural Changes of Natural and Pretreated Plant Cell Wall Surfaces by Atomic Force Microscopy Single Molecular Recognition Imaging
Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013, 6: 147.

Cai C.M., Zhang T., Kumar R., Wyman C.E.:
THF Co-solvent Enhances Hydrocarbon Fuel Precursor Yields from Lignocellulosic Biomass
Green Chemistry 2013, 15: 3140-3145.

Zhang T., Kumar R., Wyman CE:
Enhanced Yields of Furfural and other Products By Simultaneous Solvent Extraction During Thermochemical Treatment Of Cellulosic Biomass.
RSC Advances 2013, 3: 9809-9819.

Li H., Gao X., DeMartini J.D., Kumar R., Wyman C.E.:
Application of High Throughput Pretreatment and Co-Hydrolysis System to Thermochemical Pretreatment. Part 2: Dilute Alkali.
Biotechnology and Bioengineering 2013, 110: 2894-2901.

Li H., Qing Q., Kumar R., Wyman C.E.:
Chromatographic Determination of 1, 4-β-xylooligosaccharides of Different Chain Lengths to Follow Xylan Deconstruction in Biomass Conversion.
Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 2013, 40:550-559.

Zhang T., Kumar R., Wyman C.E.:
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.
Carbohydrate Polymers 2012, 92: 334-344.

Li H., Foston M. B., Kumar R., Samuel R., Gao X., Hu F., Ragauskas A.J., Wyman C.E.:
Chemical Composition and Characterization of Cellulose for Agave as a Fast Growing, Drought Tolerant Biofuels Feedstock.
RSC Advances 2012, 2: 4951-4958.