Prof. Upendra Kumar

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Professor
Phone:
 +91-9435176340
Email: upendra[at]civil.nits.ac.in
Date of Joining: 06/06/1997
Academic/Industrial Experience: 24 years + at NIT Silchar

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC / INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE (Details)


 ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS (FULL DETAILS )

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Bhagalpur College of Engineering in 1994
  • Master of Civil Engineering with specialization in Environmental Engineering, from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1997
  • Ph. D. in Civil Engineering with specialization in Environmental Engineering, from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 2005

 


AREA OF INTEREST AND SPECIALIZATION (INCLUDING RESEARCH AREA)

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering; Water and Wastewater Engineering; Air and Noise Pollution; Adsorption technology.

SHORT BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

At present he is holding the post of Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Silchar. He has published more than 82 number of Research Paper in total out of which more than 42 are in reputed Journals, 04 in edited books and the rest in Conferences. He has more than 900 Citation in International Journals. Current and previous research interests area includes Environmental Engineering; Water and Wastewater Engineering; Air and Noise Pollution; Adsorption technology. Dr. Kumar is also the Fellow Member of International Congress of Environmental Research (F.I.C.E.R.), Senior Member of IACSIT, Senior Member of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological& Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES) and Life Member of Institution of Engineers (India). Dr. Kumar is also associated with some Important International Journals as Referee and Reviewer.


PATENT(S)

  •  Patent No. 2021107095 / Australian Government – Innovation Patent/ A PROCESS FOR REMOVAL OF HAZARDOUS DYE FROM AQUEOUS MEDIA USING LOW-COST PEANUT SHELLS AS ADSORBENTS

EDITORSHIP


BOOKS / BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Kumar, U., and Bandyopadhyay, M. “Sorption of Cadmium from Aqueous Solution by Pretreated Rice Husk.” In “Natural Resource Engineering and Management and Agro-Environmental Engineering.” Edited by Prof. V. K. Tiwari, Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, 2004, 464-470. ISBN: 9788188342525.
  • Upendra Kumar and Rajib Kumar Bhattacharjya. “Remote Sensing – A Potential Tool for Environmental Management.” In “Modern Trends Of Research In Ecology And Environmental Sciences.” Edited by Abhik Gupta and B. K. Dutta, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2006, 205-216. ISBN: 8183241425.
  • Upendra Kumar. Contributing write-ups on the subjects of collection, conveyance and distribution of water; sewer system; types of ecosystem and biodiversity for the book “Introduction to Environmental Engineering” by Davis and Cornwell, 4th Edition (SEI), 2010, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, ISBN: 0073401145, 9780073401140.
  • Upendra Kumar, “Reuse of exhausted rice husk after heavy metal adsorption from aquatic waste,” In “Handbook of Engineering & Applied Science.” Vol 01, 2013, 76-80, Edited by V.K. Srivastava and R.K. Pandey, SEMS, Greater Noida, ISBN: 978-81-928926-1-0.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT (INCLUDING SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING)


MEMBER

  1. Fellow of International Congress of Environmental Research (F.I.C.E.R.)

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • 2nd prize in Best Lecture Competition; • Fellow of ICER (FICER); • MIE (M-1518512); Senior Member of IACSIT (80340643); Senior Member of APCBEES (100381); Member of RJCE (A/RJCE/Aug/14/67); • MARQUIS Who’s Who in the World-2010 Edn.; • Reviewer of many Reputed International Journals; Citation in International Journals : Total 900+

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY

  • Institute Cordinator SPARC Project

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JOURNALS

  • Jyotikusum Acharya, Upendra Kumar and B. C. Meikap, “Thermodynamic spectral and kinetic analysis of the removal of Cu(II) from aqueous solution by sodium carbonate treated rice husk.” Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A > Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, Volume 54, 2019 – Issue 8, Pages 801-809, Taylor & Francis, https://doi.org/10.1080/10934529.2019.1596699
  • Nirban Laskar and Upendra Kumar, “Removal of Brilliant Green dye from water by modified Bambusa Tulda: adsorption isotherm, kinetics and thermodynamics study.” International journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Springer, 2018, Indexing by SCIE, and Scopus. DOI: 10.1007/s13762-018-1760-5.
  • Laskar, N., and Kumar, U., “Adsorption of Safranin (Cationic) Dye from Water by Bambusa tulda: Characterization and ANN Modeling”, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, Volume 35, Number 12, 2018, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., DOI: 10.1089 /ees.2017.0532.
  • Dey, A.K., Kumar, U., and Dey, A., “Use of response surface methodology for the optimization of process parameters for the removal of Congo Red by NaOH treated jute fibre”, Desalination and Water Treatment, 115 (2018) 300–314 (Taylor & Francis), Indexed by Scopus, SCIE. doi: 10.5004/dwt.2017.22466.
  • Dey, A.K., and Kumar, U., “Adsorption of anionic azo dye Congo Red from aqueous solution onto NaOH-modified jute fibre”, Desalination and Water Treatment, 92 (2017) 301–308 (Taylor & Francis), Indexed by Scopus, SCIE. doi: 10.5004/dwt.2017.21484.
  • Dey, A.K., Kumar, U., (2017). Adsorption of Reactive red 195 from polluted water upon Na2CO3 Modified Jute fibre. International Journal of Engineering and Technology. 9(3S) 53-58. DOI: 10.21817/ijet/2017/v9i3/170903S011. Scopus Journal
  • Laskar, N., and Kumar, U., “SEM, FTIR and EDAX Studies for the Removal of Safranin Dye from Water Bodies using Modified Biomaterial – Bambusa Tulda.” IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 225 (2017) 012105. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/225/1/012105. IOPscience – Journal. Indexed by Scopus, ISSN: 1757-8981
  • Laskar, N., and Kumar, U., “Adsorption of crystal violet from wastewater by modified bambusa tulda” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (2018) 22(8): 2755-2763 (Springer) SCIE, SCOPUS Journal, DOI 10.1007/s12205-017-0473-5.
  • Kumar, U., Bandyopadhyay, M., “Sorption of cadmium from aqueous solution using pretreated rice husk.” Bioresource Technology (Elsevier), 97, 2006, 104-107. [Impact factor = 4.253] doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2005.02.027, SCI Journal
  • Kumar, U., Bandyopadhyay, M., “Fixed bed column study for Cd(II) removal from wastewater using treated rice husk”. Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), B129, 2006, 253-259. [Impact factor = 4.144] doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2005.08.038, SCI Journal
  • Kumar, U., Bandyopadhyay, M., “Fixed bed column study for the removal of Ni(II) from water environment by NCRH”. Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. Vol. 9, No.4, December 2005. ISSN: 0972-0626. [Impact factor = 0.636] SCI Journal, Scopus.
  • Kumar, U., “Agricultural products and by-products as low-cost adsorbents for heavy metal removal from water and wastewater: A review”. Scientific Research and Essay Vol. 1 (2), November 2006, 033-037. ISSN 1992- 2248, Scopus Thomson Reuters [h5-index = 6].
  • Kumar, U., “Fixed bed column study for the removal of Zn(II) from aquatic waste by sodium carbonate treated rice husk”. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, Vol. 5, No. 2, 103-106, March 2008. ISSN: 0972-9860. [Impact factor = 0.773] SCI Journal.
  • Pandey, K. M., Deb, K., and Kumar, U., “Experimental Studies on Controlling Piston Slap Noise of Standard Engine of Hero Honda Splendor”. Journal of Environmental Research And Development, Vol. 4, No.1, July-Sept. 2009, 222-231. ISSN: 0973-6921. [Impact factor = 0.157]
  • Pandey, K. M., Deb, K., and Kumar, U., “Experimental Studies on effect of noise level control for 7.5 KVA Diesel generator set with an enclosures”. Journal of Environmental Research and Development, Vol. 4, No.2, Oct.-Dec. 2009, 506-516. ISSN: 0973-6921. [Impact factor = 0.157]
  • Kumar, U., “Thermodynamics of the Adsorption of Cd(II) from Aqueous Solution on NCRH”. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol. 2, No. 5, October 2011, 334 -336. ISSN: 2010-0264. DOI: 10.7763/IJESD
  • Kumar, U. and Acharya, J., “Thermodynamics of the Sorption of Pb(II) from Aqueous Solution on NCRH.” International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications. Vol. 2, No. 6, December 2011, 416-420. ISSN: 2010-0221. DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.144
  • Pandey, K. M., Kumar, U., and Verma, S. D., “CFD Analysis of Flow Field inside the Expansion Chamber of Internal Combustion Engines.” International Journal of Engineering and Advance Technology. Vol. 1, Issue 3, February 2012, 25-29, ISSN: 2249-8958. [Impact factor = 0.34]
  • Kumar, U. and Acharya, J., “Thermodynamics of the Removal of Pb(II) from Aqueous Solution by NCRH.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Ref: DWT 9337. ISSN 1944-3994. Under Review. [Impact factor = 0.752]
  • Acharya, J., Kumar, U., and Meikap, B.C., “Thermodynamic characterization of adsorption of lead(II) ions on activated carbon developed from tamarind wood.” The South African Journal of Chemical Engineers (SAJChE), vol. 18, no. 1, 2013, pp 70-76. Thomson Reuters
  • Kumar, U. and Acharya, J., “Fixed Bed Column Study for the Removal of Copper from Aquatic Environment by NCRH.” Global Journal of Researches in Engineering. ISSN: 2249-4596 Vol. 12, Issue 3, 2012, 1-4. Aptitude Flux (AF) = 83%
  • Kumar, U. and Acharya, J., “Fixed Bed Column Study for the Removal of Lead from Aquatic Environment by NCRH.” Research Journal of Recent Sciences. ISSN 2277-2502. Vol. 2, Issue 1, January 2013, 9-12. ISI Journal (Thomson Reuters) [Impact factor = 0.3722]
  • Choudhury, P., Ullah, N., and Kumar, U., “Simulation and Forecasting of Downstream Flow Top Width in a River Reach Using Upstream Flows.” Int. J. Hydrology Science and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013, pp.241–257. ISI Journal (Scopus, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters). DOI: 10.1504/IJHST.2013.058314
  • Karthik, R., Kumar, U and Pandey, K. M., “CFD Analysis in the field of River Engineering: A Review.” International Review of Applied Engineering Research. Volume 4, Number 4, 2014, pp. 337-342. ISSN 2248-9967.
  • Karthik, R., Kumar, U and Pandey, K. M., “Numerical Simulation of 180˚ Meandering Bend of Barak River near Silchar City.” Proc. of the Intl. Conf. on Advances In Engineering And Technology – ICAET-2014, Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors. 377-381. ISBN: 978-1-63248-028-6, doi: 10.15224/978-1-63248-028-6-03-74.
  • Kumar, U. and Acharya, J., “Removal of Pb(II) from wastewater by Rice Husk.” Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 30–38. February 2015. ISSN: 0972-0626. [Impact factor = 0.636] SCI Journal, Scopus.
  • Kumar, U, Kumar B. and Pandey, K. M., “SEM and EDAX study of pretreated rice husk for the sorption of Cu(II) from wastewater.” Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 656 (2014) pp 17-22, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.656.17. Indexed by Elsevier: SCOPUS, ISI Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) etc.
  • Kumar, U., and Laskar, N., “Thermodynamic characterization of sorption of copper(II) ions on rice husk.” Int. J. Engg. Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT), vol. 3, no. 7, 2014, pp . ISSN: 2277-9655. [Impact factor = 3.449].
  • Kumar, U., Kumar B. and Acharya, J., “SEM, EDAX and FTIR study of rice husk for the sorption of lead(II) ions from wastewater.” Asian Journal of Chemistry, SCI Journal. Materials Research Innovations. (Accepted).
  • Kumar B. and Kumar, U., “Removal of Malachite Green and Crystal Violet Dyes from Aqueous Solution with Bio-Materials: A Review”. Global Journal of Researches in Engineering. ISSN: 2249-4596 Vol. 14, Issue 4, 2014, 55-59. Aptitude Flux (AF) = 83%.
  • Kumar B. and Kumar, U., “Adsorption of malachite green in aqueous solution onto sodium carbonate treated rice husk.” The Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering (Springer), 32(8), 1655-1666 (2015). [Impact factor = 1.241], SCIE Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s11814-014-0351-5.
  • Kiran S., Kumar, U., and Dey, A.K., “Three Dimensional Numerical Simulation of Vortex Structures in Barak River.” Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 772 (2015) pp 120-124, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.772.120. Indexed by Elsevier: SCOPUS, ISI Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) etc. Laskar, N., and Kumar, U., “Adsorption of crystal violet from wastewater by modified bambusa tulda” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (2018) 22(8): 2755-2763 (S
  • Kumar, U., Banyopadhyay, M. “Sorption of cadmium from wastewater by pretreated rice husk.” Journal of the Institution of Public Health Engineers, India. Vol. 2005, April –June, No. 2, 17-20. ISSN: 0970-3195.

CONFERENCES

  • Nirban Laskar and Upendra Kumar, “Dye pollution, its effect on water resource and removal of Dye by adsorption.” National Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management-NCHWM-2017, pp. 24-25 March 2017 held at NIT Silchar, India.
  • Nirban Laskar and Upendra Kumar, “An overview of latest technique available for Dye removal from water bodies.” Sixth International ground water conference (IGWC) held at SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India during February 11-13, 2016.
  • Nirban Laskar and Upendra Kumar, “SEM, FTIR and EDAX Studies for the Removal of Safranin Dye from Water Bodies using Modified Biomaterial – Bambusa Tulda”, International Conference on Advanced Material Technologies (ICAMT)-2016, 27th and 28th December 2016, Dadi Institute of Engineering and Technology (DIET), Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Nirban Laskar and Upendra Kumar, “An overview of latest technique available for Dye removal from water bodies.” Sixth International ground water conference (IGWC) held at SRM University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India during February 11-13, 2016.
  • Nirban Laskar and Upendra Kumar, “Dye pollution, its effect on water resource and removal of Dye by adsorption.” National Conference on Hydrology and Watershed Management-NCHWM-2017, pp. 24-25 March 2017 held at NIT Silchar, India.
  • Kumar, U. and Kumar B., “Effect of chemical treatment on adsorption capacity of rice husk for the removal of crystal violet: SEM and FTIR analysis.” International conference on Environment and Energy, December 15th -17th 2014 at JNTUH, Kukatpally, Telangana, India.
  • Kumar, B., Pandey, K. M. and Kumar U., “Isotherm, Kinetic, Thermodynamic of Adsorption of Crystal Violet onto Potassium Hydrogen Phosphate Treated Rice Husk,” International conference on Environment and Energy, December 15th -17th 2014 at JNTUH, Kukatpally, Telangana, India.
  • Kumar, U, Kumar B. and Pandey, K. M., “SEM and EDAX study of pretreated rice husk for the sorption of Cu(II) from wastewater.” has been accepted by the ICMERA 2014 International Conference Smart Systems In All Fields of the Life. October 24 -27, 2014 at Bucharest, Romania.
  • Kumar, U., Kumar B. and Acharya, J., “SEM, EDAX and FTIR study of rice husk for the sorption of lead(II) ions from wastewater.” has been accepted by the 3rd Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE 2014) October 20-23, 2014 Shanghai, China.
  • Kumar, U., “Reuse of exhausted rice husk after heavy metal adsorption from aquatic waste,” International Conference of Engineering & Management Science, Organized by SEMS & RIET, 21-22 Dec. 2013 at RIET, Gr. Noida.
  • K. M. Pandey, U. Kumar, Gaurav Kumar, Dhrubajyoti Deka, Dipankar Das and Anand Surana, “CFD Analysis of an Isolated Main Helicopter Rotor for a Hovering Flight at Varying RPM.” ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Volume 1: Advances in Aerospace Technology, Houston, Texas, USA, November 9–15, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-7918-4517-2, Paper No. IMECE2012-89227, pp. 543-551; 9 pages doi:10.1115/IMECE2012-89227.
  • Kumar, U., and Acharya, J., “SEM-EDAX study of rice husk for the sorption of Cu(II) from wastewater.” Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012, November 09-15, 2012, Huston, Texas, USA. (Accepted).
  • Acharya, J. and Kumar, U., “Removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater by chemically modified agricultural waste material as potential adsorbent – a review.” 5th International Congress of Environmental Research 2012, Organized jointly by JERAD and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 22-24. (Accepted).
  • Acharya, J., Kumar, U., and Meikap, B.C., “Thermodynamic study for Adsorption of Pb(II) from aqueous solution using ATW.” International Congress of Environmental Research 2011, Organized jointly by JERAD and SVNIT, Surat, 15-17 December, 2011.
  • Kumar, U., and Mishra U., “Sorption of Cu(II) from Aqueous Solution by Industrial Waste Sludge.” Journal of Environmental Research And Development Organized jointly by JERAD and Univ. of Maurititus, Maurititus, 16-18 September, 2010.
  • Barma, S. D., Pandey, K. M., and Kumar, U., “Review on Noise Pollution from Internal Combustion Engine.” Proceedings of International Conference on Energy and Environment, March 19-21, 2009, pp. 111-114.
  • Kumar, U. “Sorption of cadmium from aqueous solution by sodium hydroxide pretreated rice husk.” International Conference on Energy and Environment, NIT Kurukshetra, March 19-21, 2009 at Taj Chandigharh, India.
  • Deb, K., Kumar, U., and Pandey, K. M. “Experimental studies on controlling piston slap noise of standard engine of hero Honda splendour”. International Congress of Environmental Research, BITS, Pilani – Goa Campus (India), December, 18-20, 2008.
  • Kumar, U. “Management of Exhausted Rice Husk After Heavy Metal Adsorption.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Management : Scenario and Strategies to 2020, UEC, Ujjain, December, 26-27,2007, pp. 124-127.
  • Deb, K., Kumar, U., and Pandey, K. M. “Reverberation Time for the Room in which 200 KVA Diesel Generator set was Installed without Enclosure.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation CIT, Coimbatore, 27 -29 August 2007, pp. 438-440.
  • Kumar, U., Radhakrishnan, K., Karuh, N. “Design of Water Distribution System for NIT Silchar: A Case Study.” International Conference on Water Resource Management: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century. Assam University in collaboration with MHRD, GOI and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delh, April 23-25, 2007.
  • Kumar, U., Bandyopadhyay, M. “SEM-EDAX study of metal ions sorption from water and wastewater using rice husk.” 4th AQUATECH Asia 2005 Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 6-8, 2005.
  • Kumar, U., and Bandyopadhyay, M. “Sorption of Cadmium from Aqueous Solution by Pretreated Rice Husk.” International Conference in Agriculture and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India, December 14-17, 2004.
  • Kumar, U. “Rice husk characterization for metal ion removal from water and wastewater.” International Conference in Agriculture and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India, December 14-17, 2004.
  • Kumar, U., and Banyopadhyay, M. “Management of low cost agricultural product and by-product for heavy metal removal from water and wastewater: A Review.” International Conference on Environment and Development, Science City, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. February 4-8, 2004.
  • Kumar, U. “The Present Scenario of Law and Environment in India.” Education Culture in the 21st Century: Knowledge, Teacher & Technology, 29th Annual Meet of AIAET & International Conference, Guwahati, January 29-31, 1999.

WORKSHOPS ATTENDED


WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCE ORGANIZED


 Ph.D. SCHOLARS

  • 05 Awarded and 08 Pursuing PhD

M.TECH. SCHOLARS

  •   16 M.Tech Guided