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Sudip Rakshit

Sudip Rakshit

Professor
Lakehead University
Canada

Biography

Prof. Sudip Rakshit is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Bioenergy and Biorefining Processes and is attached to the Biorefining Research Institute and the Department of Chemical Engineering at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada. He completed his PhD program from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi India, were a pilot plant for the production of 100 litres of absolute of bioethanol per day was set up in 1987. He subsequently joined the Chemical Engineering faculty of IIT, Madras. In 1995, he joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as a Professor in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology. He served at the VP Research for the institute from 2005 to 2012, before moving to Canada. He has supervised more than a 100 graduate students and has more than 140 publications in international peer reviewed journals. The overall focus of Dr. Rakshit’s present research is in the area of production of bulk value added platform chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass and utilization of byproduct streams. He is involved in innovative approaches to overcome known bottlenecks of cellulosic ethanol production using metagenomic approaches, process integration and Life Cycle Analysis. He has considerable experience in several parts of world including Japan, France and several countries in South and SE Asia

Research Interest

Bioenergy, Biorefining Processes, Biomass, Bioethanol