NameDr. Raj Kumar,
Present DesignationScientist & Assistant Professor
DivisionFire Safety & Engineering
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Educational Attainments

Degree / DiplomaMain SubjectUniversity/Institution with DistinctionCountryYear of Passing
BEChemical Engineering Deen Bandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science and Technology, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana India 2008
MEChemical EngineeringPunjab University, Chandigarh, India India 2011
PhDSmart composite and nanocomposite materials for food applicationPunjab University, Chandigarh, IndiaIndia 2019


a) Main Area of SpecializationChemical Engineering
b) Sub-area of SpecializationSmart composite materials, Nanocomposite materials , Thermal Resistance materials, Fire suppression (Aerosol, mist, and water), Green binder for structure

Countries visited in connection with higher studies, research training, employment and other scientific assignments:

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Publications and Patents
  • Publications:
    1. Ritu Sharma, Naina Gautam, Giri babu, Raj Kumar, Shashikant Yadav, Synergistic effect of plasticizer and cross-linking agent on the properties of finger millet starch-based film, Starch, 2023
    2. Raj Kumar, Naina Gautam, Shashikant Yadav, Venkatesh Thulasiraman, Anil Yadav, Nasir Awol, (2022), Moth Bean, Gelatin, and Murraya Koenigii Leaves Extract-Based Film and Coating: Effect of Coating on Shelf and Quality of Solanum Melongena, Journal of Food Quality, 2022, 8606104
    3. Kumar K. Gautam N., Yadav S., Venkatesh T., Awol N, (2022) Structural and physico-mechanical Properties of an Active Film Based on Potato Starch, Silver Nanoparticles, and Rose Apple (Syzygium Samarangense) Extract. Internal Journal of Polymer Science.
    4. S.Suparna Devu R. Dileepmon Anjineyulu Kothakota T.Venkatesh R.Pandiselvam Ramandeep Garg AnetReže kambrak Maneesh Kumar Mediboyina Manoj Kumar Rajkumar R.Raghunathan AminMousavi Khaneghah, (2022) Recent advancements in baking technologies to mitigate the formation of toxic compounds: A comprehensive review. Food Control, 135:108707.
    5. AM Nandhu Lal., Sriram Krishnamurthy., MS Girinandagopal., Anjineyulu Kothakota., Raj Kumar., VV Venugopalan., S Padma Ishwarya., T Venkatesh (2022) A comparison of the Refrigerated Adsorption Drying of Daucus carota with fluidized bed drying. LWT, 154:112749.
    6. Kumar, R., Ghoshal, G. & Goyal, M (2021) Effect of basil leaves extract on modified moth bean starch active film for eggplant surface coating. LWT, 148:111381.
    7. Kumar, R., Ghoshal, G. & Goyal, M. (2019) Biodegradable composite films/coatings of modified corn starch/gelatin for shelf life improvement of cucumber. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 58: 12327-1237.
    8. Kumar, R., Ghoshal, G. & Goyal, M (2019) Development and characterization of corn starch based nanocomposite film with AgNPs and plant extract. Material Science for Energy Technologies, 3:622-628.
    9. Kumar, R., Ghoshal, G., Goyal, M. (2019) Moth Bean Starch (Vigna aconitifolia) Isolation, characterization, and development of edible/biodegradable films. Journal of Food Science and Technology. 56:4891–4900
    10. Kumar, R., Ghoshal, G. & Goyal, M. (2019) Synthesis and functional properties of gelatin/CA–starch composite film: excellent food packaging material Journal of Food Science and Technology (2019) 56: 1954-1965.
    11. Arora V, Saran RK, Kumar R, Yadav S, (2019), Separation and sequestration of CO2 in geological formations, Materials science for energy technologies, 2: 647-656.
    12. Kumar, R, Sexana, J, Rawat, J. (2017) Conversion of biomass waste into biochar and the effect on mung bean crop production, Clean Soil air-water 45(7) 1501020.
    13. Kumar, R., Ghoshal, G. & Goyal, M (2017) Rapid green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using (Prunus persica) plants extract: exploring its antimicrobial and catalytic activities. Journal of Nanomedical and Nanotechnology, 8:1-10.
    14. N Singh, Kumar, R, Sachan PK, (2013, ), Kinetic study of catalytic esterification of butyric acid and ethanol over Amberlyst 15, International Scholarly Research Notices, 6, 520293
  • Tech. Reports: NIL
  • Scientific Books / Book Chapters: 
    1. Preparation and Evaluation of Functional Properties of Tannic Acid Loaded Corn Starch Film, International Conference on Biotechnology and Biological Sciences: Biotechnological, 2022
    2. Environmental Issues in Textiles,  Springer Nature, DOI: 10.1002/9781119605843.ch5  (Author)
    3. Short food supply chains to resolve food scarcity during COVID-19 pandemic—An Indian model, Advance, Food Security and Sustainability, Vol 6, 2021.
    4.  Climate change: mitigation strategy by various CO2 sequestration methods, ICLISEM-2017
    5. Utilization of alkaline industrial wastes for co2 sequestration, ESHM, 2017
  • Articles: 15
  • Patents filed / granted: NIL
  • Processes Developed: NIL
  • Process Under Utilization: NIL
Name of AwardAwarded byAwarded forYear
GATE qualified in Chemical Engineering Sciences MHRD, DelhiME-
UGC Fellowship UGC, DelhiPh.D.
Best Poster PresentationPunjab university, ChandigarhResearch Article
Professional Experience:
  1. October 2018-to Jan 2022, Scientist, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST), Thiruvananthapuram, India.
  2. Jan 2022-to till date, Scientist, CSIR-Central Building Research Institute (CSIR-CBRI), Roorkee, India.
  3. Oct 2018 to till date, Assistant Professor, Engineering Sciences, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (ACSIR)
  4. Oct 2011 to May 2015, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, BTKIT, Ranikhet, India
Course NoTitleLevelType Year
AcSIR-XX-RPE Research Publication and EthicsPhD Core 2022

National Collaboration

  1. NIT, Jalandhar
  2. Punjab University, Chandigarh
  3. DCRUST, Murthal, Sonepat, Haryana
  4. CSIR-NIIST, Trivandrum, Kerala

National Collaboration

  1. Moscow state university, Russia

Professional Membership

  1. Swadeshi science movement (VIBHA)