Dr. J. Rajesh Banu

Dr. J. Rajesh Banu

Name: Dr. J. Rajesh Banu
Designation: Associate Professor
Phone: 04366-277230
Email: rajeshbanu@cutn.ac.in


Biographic Sketch:
Dr. J. Rajesh Banu has 18 years of teaching experience in national (Anna University & CUTN) and international universities (SKKU, South Korea). He is a visiting researcher at East China Normal University, China, and a former post-doctoral fellow at Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea. He is the author of 305 publications with a cumulative impact factor of 2010. His publications achieved more than 13000 citations and 60 H index. He obtained 10 Major grants from the Government of India and two consultancies from industries. He guided 17 Ph.D. students, and he is classified among the top 2% of scientists worldwide by independent researchers of Stanford University. He is awarded the Think of Ecology award by Hiyoshi, Japan, for the year 2018. His research falls around the area of waste to energy. Initially, his research focuses on finding optimum hydrolytic conditions for biowaste. Over a year of intensive research, his research team developed a novel Phase separated pretreatment, decreasing the input energy required for cost-effective biofuel production. Recently his team focuses on the biorefinery of biowaste. He received two major grants from the Department of Biotechnology, India in this area. The prestigious Mission Innovation India grant is one among them, in which, he is collaborating with researchers worldwide to arrive biorefinery for lignocellulosic biowaste.

Research Highlights :

Total no of paper published: 305 (Scopus indexed); Patent: 4- Granted; 5- Published; No of Citation: 13000 (H index: 60& i10 index:214); Book: 5 (2 Text book; 3 Edited book); Book Chapter: 47; E-Learning material: 5 modules for MHRD, PG Pathshala (Environmental science); Research Guidance: Ph.D. Awarded: 17; M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc. thesis guided: 107; Consultancy:3; Sponsored Research Project: 11; All India Scientist Rank 25 under the category Engineering and Technology (https://research.com/)

Recent Publications :

  1. Rashmi.G, Akila, Kavitha.S., Yukesh.K, Goaplakrishnan, Siham and Rajesh Banu J*. (2023). Surfactant mediated sonic hydrolysis of marine macroalgae Ulva fasciata delile for biohydrogen production. Accepted in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.
  2.  Rashmi. G, Akilla, Kavitha.S, Yukesh, Dinakar, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Rajesh Banu J* (2023). Cost-effective bio-methanation via oxalic acid coupled sonication pretreatment of Gracilaria Salicornia. Biomass Bioenergy. Vol.175, August 2023, Article ID. 106876.
  3.  Kavitha S, Yukesh Kannah, Indranil Chattopadhyay, Siva shanmugam, Vinod Kumar, Gopalakrishnan Kumar, Rajesh Banu J*. Development of integrated biorefinery system for bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass to polyhydroxyalkanoates and biohydrogen. Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.2c06350
  4.  Rashmi. G, Kavitha.S, Yukesh.K, Obuli.P.K, Gopalkrishnan.K, Vinay.T, Rajesh Banu J*(2021). Algal-based system for removal of emerging pollutants from wastewater: A review". Bioresource Technology. Vol. 344, Part B, 126245. (SCI/IF-11.8).
  5.  Yukesh Kannah R, Bhava Rohini K, Gunasekaran M, Gokulakrishnan K, Gopalakrishnan Kumar,  Rajesh Banu J*. (2022) Prediction of effective substrate concentration and its impact on biogas production using Artificial Neural Networks in Hybrid Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket reactor for treating landfill leachate. Fuel. Vol. 313, April 2022, Article ID: 122697. (SCI/IF-8.0).
  6.  Dinesh, G. Sharmila, Gopalkrishnan Kumar, Sihgam, Rajesh Banu.J*.  (2022). Surfactant induced microwave disintegration for enhanced biohydrogen production from macroalgae biomass: Thermodynamics and Energetics. Bioresource Technology. Vol. 350, 126904. (SCI/IF-11.8).
  7.  Yukesh Kannah, R, S Kavitha, S Palani, G Kumar, Rajesh Banu J*. Ultrasonic induced mechanoacoustic effect on delignification of rice straw for cost effective biopretreatment and biomethane recovery. Sustainable Energy and Fuels. Vol.5, 1832-1844 (SCI/IF-6.8)
  8.  Rajesh Banu J *,  Mohamed Usman TM, Kavitha S, Yukesh Kannah R, Yogalakshmi KN, Sivashanmugam P,  Amit Bhatnagar, Gopalakrishnan Kumar. A critical review on limitations and enhancement strategies associated with biohydrogen production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Vol. 46 (31), 16565-16590.  (SCI/IF-7.1).
  9.  Rajesh Banu J, Godvin Sharmila V, Ushani U, Amudha V, Gopalakrishnan Kumar. (2020) Impervious and influence in the liquid fuel production from municipal plastic waste through thermo-chemical biomass conversion technologies - A review. Science of The Total Environment, Volume 718, Article ID 137287 (SCI / IF – 10.7)
  10. Rajesh Banu J, Yukesh Kannah R, Kavitha S, Vivek AA, Rahul Bhosale, Gopalakrishnan Kumar. (2020) Cost effective biomethanation via surfactant coupled ultrasonic liquefaction of mixed microalgal biomass harvested from open raceway pond. Bioresource Technology, Volume 304, Article ID 123021  (SCI / IF – 11.8)

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