Dr. Dineshkumar R

Designation: Sr Scientist
Phone No:
Phone Ext. No: 6132
E-Mail: dineshkumar@csmcri.res.in

Research Activities

Bioprocess Development; Sustainable Production of Biomass, Biofuels and Carotenoids; Algae mediated Carbon dioxide Sequestration


Biochemical Engineering; Microalgal Biorefinery; Enzyme Engineering; Bioseparation Technology

Research Publications:

  1. Nayak M, Dhanarajan G, Dineshkumar R, Sen R (2018). Artificial intelligence driven process optimization for cleaner production of biomass with co-valorization of wastewater and flue gas in an algal biorefinery. Journal of Cleaner Production. 201, 1092-1100.
  2. Mookherjee A, Dineshkumar R, Kutty NN, Agarwal T, Sen R, Mitra A, Maiti TK, Maiti MK (2018). Quorum sensing inhibitory activity of the metabolome from endophytic Kwoniella sp. PY016: characterization and hybrid model-based optimization. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology. 102 (17), 7389-7406.
  3. Dineshkumar R, Paul A, Gangopadhyay M, Singh N.D.P & Sen R (2017). Smart and reusable biopolymer nanocomposite for simultaneous microalgal biomass harvesting and disruption: An integrated downstream processing for sustainable biorefinery. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering.5, 852-861. 
  4. Bhattacharya S, Dineshkumar R, Dhanarajan G, Sen R & Mishra S (2017). Improvement of e-polylysine production by marine bacterium Bacillus licheniformis using artificial neural network modeling and particle swarm optimization technique. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 126, 8-15.
  5. Dineshkumar R, Subramanian G, Dash S.K & Sen R (2016). Development of an optimal light-feeding strategy coupled with semi-continuous reactor operation for simultaneous improvement of microalgal photosynthetic efficiency, lutein production and CO2 sequestration. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 113 47-56.
  6. Chopra J, Dineshkumar R, Bhaumik M, Dhanarajan G, Kumar RR & Sen R (2016). Integrated in situ transesterification for improved biodiesel production from oleaginous yeast: a value proposition for possible industrial implication.RSC Advances. 6, 70364-70373.
  7. Subramanian G, Dineshkumar R & Sen R (2016). Modeling of oxygen-evolving-complex ionization dynamics for energy-efficient production of microalgal biomass, pigment and lipid with carbon capture: an engineering vision for a biorefinery. RSC Advances. 6 (57), 51941-51956.
  8. Dineshkumar R, Dash S.K & Sen R (2015). Process integration for microalgal lutein and biodiesel production with concomitant flue gas CO2 sequestration: A biorefinery model for healthcare, energy and environment. RSC Advances. 5 (90), 73381-73394.
  9. Dineshkumar R, Dhanarajan G, Dash S. K & Sen R (2015). An advanced hybrid medium optimization strategy for the enhanced productivity of lutein in Chlorella minutissima. Algal Research. 7, 24-32.

Books/ Book Chapters:

  1. Nanda P, Sen R, Dineshkumar R (2018) Biotransformation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to Bioenergy: Prospects and Potentials. In: Ghosh S. (eds) Utilization and Management of Bioresources. Springer, Singapore.
  2. Karemore A, Dineshkumar R, Yadav G, Subramanian G, Sen R. (2015) Photobioreactors for Improved Algal Biomass Production: Analysis and Design Considerations. In: Das D. (eds) Algal Biorefinery: An Integrated Approach. Springer, Cham.

Paper/ Poster Presentations:

  1. Dineshkumar R, Subramanian G, Dash S.K & Sen R (2015). Development of optimal cultivation strategies for improved lutein productivity and CO2 sequestration rate of microalga Chlorella minutissima. Asian Congress on Biotechnology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  2. Dineshkumar R, Rangarajan V & Sen R (2013). Performance characteristics of airlift photo-bioreactor and improved lutein production by a microalga Chlorella minutissima using statistical screening of nutritional parameters. Bioprocessing India organized by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India.
  3. Dineshkumar R, Magesh peter D, Mary Leema J & Kirubagaran R (2011). Effect of Nitrogen Limitation on marine microalgae as a feedstock for Biofuel production. National conference organized by Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

Achievements and Awards:

  1. Gold Medalist (University First Rank Holder) in M. Tech Degree, 2011
  2. DST-INSPIRE Fellowship (2012-2017)
  3. GATE 2010 Qualified

Professional Experience:

  1. Engineer- Production, Indfrag Limited, Hosur, Tamil Nadu, 2008-2009.
  2. Junior Research Fellow, Dept. of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur, 2012-2014
  3. Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Biotechnology, IIT Kharagpur, 2014-2017