Biomass process engineering, Biomass conversion, Renewable energy, Value added products from agricultural residues and Modeling integrated agricultural operations.
Awarded (STA-JSPS) fellowship, Government of Japan (2002- 2004).
Awarded RITE fellowship, Government of Japan (2001-2002).
Awarded Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship, Government of Japan (1999-2001).
Ph.D, Biophysical Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology 1999
M.S., Chemistry, Madras University 1991
Jin M, Sousa LDC, Schwartz C He Y, Sarks C, Gunawan C, Balan V, Dale BE. Toward lower cost cellulosic biofuel production, using ammonia based pretreatment technologies. Green Chem.18, 957–966 (2016).
Sousa LDC, Jin M, Chundawat S, Bokade V, Tang X, Azarpira A, Lu F, Avci U, Humpula J, Uppugundla N, Cheh A, Kothari N, Kumar R, Ralph J, Hahn MG, Wyman CE, Singh S,. Simmons BA, Dale BE, Balan V. Next-generation ammonia pretreatment enhances biofuel production from biomass via simultaneous cellulose decrystallization and lignin extraction. Energy and Environmental Science. 9, 1215-1223 (2016).
Sousa LDC, Foston M, Bokade V, Azarpira A, Lu F, Ragauskas AJ, Ralph J, Dale B, Balan V. Isolation and Characterization of New Lignin Streams Derived from Extractive Ammonia (EA) Pretreatment. Green Chemistry 18, 4205–4215 (2016).
Magyar M, Jin M, Sousa LDC, Aleid SM, Al-Hajhoj MR, Sudhakar B, Balan V. Empty Fruit Bunch from Date Palm industries – a sustainable resource for producing Bio-fuels and Industrial solvent. Industrial Biotechnology 12, 235-244 (2016).