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food and biochemical engineering educator

Kumudeswar Das, Indian food and biochemical engineering educator. Achievements include research on the area of enzymic and fermentation process kinetics and production of high value chemicals and biomass protein foods from cellulosic wastes, work on enzyme extraction and purification by high resolution techniques. Fellowship Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1955-1957.

Background

Das, Kumudeswar was born on December 1, 1932 in Calcutta, India. Came to the United States, 1985. Son of Mahendra Kumar and Bhabatara (Mazumder) Das.

Education

Bachelor in Chemical Engineering, Jandavpur University, Calcutta, 1955. MChemE, Jandavpur University, Calcutta, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering, Jandavpur University, Calcutta, 1969.

Career

Research fellow Food and Bio-chemical Engineering division Jadavpur University, Calcutta, 1955-1958. Project manager Food Processing Factory, Malda, West Bengal, 1958-1963. Head, senior lecturer Department of Bio-chemical Engineering and Food Technology, Kanpur University, India, 1963-1968.

Lecturer, assistant professor Chemical Engineering department Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 1968-1981. Professor chemical engineering department Indian Institute of Technology, 1982-1985, professor, 1986-1987, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1985-1986. Master of Science in Management chair, professor School of Industrial Technology, University of Science Malaysia, Penang, since 1988.

Visiting lecturer chemical and biochemistry engineering department University College, London, 1971-1972. Visiting expert, assistant professor Food Technology Department, Basrah University, Iraq, 1974-1976. Visiting professor United Nations Educational International Center of Biotechnology, Department Fermenttion, Osaka University, Japan, 1981.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on the area of enzymic and fermentation process kinetics and production of high value chemicals and biomass protein foods from cellulosic wastes, work on enzyme extraction and purification by high resolution techniques.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Advances in Biochemical Engineering, 1971, Methods in Enzymology, 1980, Fermentation Research: Acetone-Butanol Fermentation, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (life). Member American Institute of Electrical Engineers (food and bioengineering division), American Chemical Society (BIOT division), Association of Food Scientists and Technologists, Ramsay Society of Chemical and Bio-chemical Engineers University College London.

Connections

Married Suchitra Mukherjee, April 16, 1961. Children: Sandip Kumar, Rupa.

father:
Mahendra Kumar Das

mother:
Bhabatara (Mazumder) Das

spouse:
Suchitra Mukherjee

child:
Sandip Kumar Das

child:
Rupa Das