Dr. Gopalakrishnan Kumar
Dr. Gopalakrishnan Kumar serves as Professor in Institute of Chemistry, Bioscience and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway. Additionally, he plays the role as “specially appointed Associate professor” concentrating on research in School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, South Korea. He is also Adjunct professor and Head of “Green Processing Bioremediation and Alternative Energies Group” at Ton Duc Thang university, Vietnam. Prior to these positions he worked as KRF fellow- School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University & Research Professor- Department of Environmental Engineering, Daegu University, South Korea. He has received his Ph D from Feng Chia University, Taiwan. He was the recipient of prestigious JSPS post-doctoral fellowships (JSPS, Japan) and Emilio Rosenblueth Fellowship (Mexico) for his post-doctoral studies. He is also visiting faculty in many universities around Europe (Hungary, Czech, Poland), India, Vietnam, China and Turkey. He has extensively published more than 250 SCI papers in highly prestigious Journals (including 4 cover image articles, 8 high cited/hot articles and 1 key scientific article), with total citations of > 6500 & h-index of 45. He also contributed to more than 20 book chapters and edited/editing 5 books. His major research interest includes biofuel/biochemical production from lignocellulose/waste/wastewater and algal biomass via biorefinery and valorization schemes and Microbial fuel/electrolysis cell (MFC& MEC) technologies. Additionally, he is working on application of green synthesized activated carbon and Nano particles for various environmental remediation applications. He also delivered more than 90 speeches (keynote/invited) in various conferences, seminars and workshops. Besides his academic contribution, he also works as consultant/expert for various international academic/research projects in various universities and industries.