Deepti brings to ABPDU strong expertise in a broad spectrum of biochemical and chemical unit operations applicable to the conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to bioproducts. Deepti’s research at ABPDU focuses on processes that integrate chemical and biological pathways in the production of new generation compounds and developing real-time and/or on-line analytical tools for adequate regulation during the scale-up of these processes.
- Post-Doctoral Research, Biomass Conversion to Jet Fuel Precursors in Biochemical and Chemical Pathways, UC Riverside
- Ph.D. in Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
- M.S. in Biological Engineering, North Carolina State University
- B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, Andhra University India
- Consultant, Fungal Lipid Fermentations for Bio-Jet Fuel, Menon International
- Intern, DuPont Industrial Biosciences
- Intern, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
Patents, Awards & Recognition
- University Graduate Fellowship (2005), Pennsylvania State University
- Award of Excellence (2012), Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
- Safety Spot Recognition Award (2012), Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
Notable Papers and Publications
- “A Vane-In-Cup Approach to Measure Viscoelastic Properties of Gelatin Gels Through Torque-Time Responses from Brookfield Yr-I Viscometer,” Applied Rheology (2011).
- “Dilute Acid and Hydrothermal Pretreatment of Cellulosic Biomass,” RSC Energy and Environment Series (2011).
- “A systems view of lignocellulose hydrolysis,” Advances in Bioprocess Technology (2015).
- “Calorimetric evaluation indicates that lignin conversion to advanced biofuels is vital to improving energy yields,”” Royal Society of Chemistry (2015).
Professional Memberships & Certifications
- Senior Member, AIChE
- Member, SIM