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Assistant ProfessorChemical and Biological Engineering
Faculty of Applied Science
Vikram’s research harnesses metabolic and enzyme engineering to investigate, tailor and express biosynthetic enzymes that can convert biomass-derived feedstocks into better fuels and pharmaceuticals under benign conditions without using hazardous reagents and solvents. Salient examples of bioeconomy-related research and innovation in his research group includes (1) carbon capture and reutilization through gas-to-liquid bioprocessing for synthesis of C8-C12 alcohols, (2) bioconversion of lignin to value-added chemicals such as flavours and fragrances, (3) biosynthesis of speciality chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and (4) target- and diversity-oriented synthesis of bioactive natural products and novel analogues for drug discovery.
Chemical Engineering Transactions, 2020
Trends in Biotechnology, 2020
The production of fuels and chemicals in the new world: critical analysis of the choice between crude oil and biomass vis-à-vis sustainability and the environmentClean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 2020