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Graduate Assistantship
Prospective students having research interest in biomass gasification, hydrogen production from renewable resources, fast pyrolysis of terrestial biomass and hydrothermal liquefaction of alage are encouraged to contact Dr. Adhikari for possible funding. Graduate research assistantships are normally available for highly qualified and motivated students. Ph. D. and MS assistantships will start at $22,000 and $18,000 per year, respectively with the possibility of increments. Problems related with bioenergy systems are often multi-disciplinary in nature and a strong background in Agriculture/Chemical/Mechanical Engineering with good communication skills and ability to work in teams are necessary traits of prospective students. Prospective students are encouraged to contact Dr. Adhikari with their credentials including GRE and TOEFL scores.

News Archive

  • On June 30th, 2015, Ujjain Pradhan, defended his Master's research successfully and has become the eighth Master's student worked under Dr. Adhikari's supervision. Ujjain was co-advised by Drs. Adhikari and Dr. Oladiran Fasina. Ujjain's research and presentation "physical treatments for reducing ash and effect of ash content on pyrolysis products" was well received by his committee, which consisted of Dr. Timothy McDonald, Dr. Sushil Adhikari and Dr. Oladiran Fasina.
  • On December 17th, 2014, Sneha Neupane, defended her Master's research successfully and has become the seventh Master's student worked under Dr. Adhikari's supervision. Sneha's research and presentation " effect of torrefaction on biomass structure and product distribution from fast pyrolysis" was well received by her committee, which consisted of Dr. Maobing Tu and Dr. Oladiran Fasina.
  • On August 18th, 2014, Rajdeep Shakya, defended his Master's research successfully and has become the sixth Master's student worked under Dr. Adhikari's supervision. Rajdeep's research and presentation "hydrothermal liquefaction of alage for bio-oil production" was well received by his committee, which consisted of Dr. Maobing Tu and Dr. Yifen Wang.
  • On August 1st, 2014, Ravindra Shrestha, defended his Master's research successfully and has become the fifth Master's student worked under Dr. Adhikari's supervision. Ravindra's research and presentation "experimental analysis and modeling of biomass gasification using a downdraft gasifier" was well received by his committee, which consisted of Dr. Oladiran Fasina and Dr. Timothy McDonald.
  • On June 26th, 2014, Nourredine Abdoulmoumine, defended his PhD research successfully and has become the third PhD student worked under Dr. Adhikari's supervision. Nour's research and presentation "fate and remediation of pine gasification syngas contaminants" was well received by his committee, which consisted of Dr. Steven Taylor, Dr. Mario Eden and Dr. Christopher Roberts.
  • On April 10th, 2014, Shyamsundar A. Chattanathan, defended his PhD research successfully and has become the second PhD student worked under Dr. Adhikari's supervision. Shyam's research and presentation "hydrogen production from different renewable based resources" was well received by his committee, which consisted of Dr. Oladiran Fasina, Dr. Xinyu Zhang and Dr. Maobing Tu.
  • On October 24th, 2013, Ravishankar Mahadevan, Master’s student, received an overall Honorable Mention award during Fall 2013 Graduate Research Engineering Showcase. His poster title was “Fast pyrolysis of biomass blends using a fluidized bed reactor. Congratulations Ravi!
  • On July 24th, 2013, Dr. Sushil Adhikari , received 2013 New Holland Young Researcher award during the annual meeting of ASABE at Kansas City, MO.
  • On June 21st, 2013, Vaishnavi Srinivasan , defended her master's research successfully and has become the fourth master student worked under Dr. Adhikari's supervision. Vaisnavi's research and presentation "catlaytic pyrolysis of thermally pre-treated biomass for aromatic production" was well received by her committee, which consisted of Dr. Oladiran Fasina and Dr. Maobing Tu.
  • On June 21st, 2013, Narendra Sadhwani , PhD student in Chemical Engineering, received Alabama EPSCoR Graduate Research Scholarship in the amount of $25,000 per year, which can be renewed for three years. Narendra is co-advised with Dr. Mario Eden in Chemical Engineering and Dr. Adhikari in Biosystems Engineering Departments.
  • On February 28th, 2013, Dr. Sushil Adhikari , received a letter from the Auburn University's President stating that he has been tenured and promoted to Associate Professor effective from August 16th, 2013.
  • In Fall, 2012, Ravishankar Mahadevan, Ravindra Shrestha, and Rajdeep Shakya joined our reserach group and all of them will be working for their MS degree. Ravi comes from India whereas Rabin and Rajdeep come from Nepal. Welcome board!
  • On August 01, 2012, Nourredine Abdoulmoumine, Ph.D. Student, received a travel grant from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities to attend a conference entitled “Growing the Bioeconomy” to be held on October 2-5, 2012 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. He will be presenting a research titled “Techno-economic analysis of power generation from municipal green wastes”.Congratulations to Nour!
  • On June 15, 2012, Shyamsundar Ayalur Chattanathan, Ph.D. Student, received third prize in a Poster Presentation at the Lignocellulosic Biofuels Conference held by the Biosystems Engineering Department and the Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts at Auburn University on June 13-15, 2012. The workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation-Energy for Sustainability Program. Congratulations to Shyam!
  • On April 26, 2012, Nourredine Abdoulmoumine, Ph.D. Student, received Graduate Student Thesis/Dissertation Research Award in the amount of $500 to support your research project from the Auburn University Graduate School. Congratulations to Nour!
  • On April 06, 2012, Suchithra T. Gopakumar, defended her Ph.D research successfully and has become the first to be awarded Ph.D degree worked under Dr. Adhikari's supervision. Suchithra's research and presentation "bio-oil production through fast pyrolysis and upgrading to “green” transportation fuels" was well received by her committee, which consisted of Dr. Ram Gupta, Dr. Christopher Roberts and Dr. Sussanne Striegler. Dr Maobing Tu represented the AU Graduate Faculty.
  • On March 29, 2012, Chad L. Carter, defended his master's research successfully and has become the third master student worked under Dr. Adhikari's supervision. Chad's research and presentation "physicochemical properties and thermal decomposition of torrefied woody biomass and energy crop" was well received by his committee, which consisted of Dr. Oladiran Fasina, Dr. Maobing Tu and Dr. Brian Via.
  • On February 19 2012, Nourredine Abdoulmoumine, doctoral student in Auburn University’s Department of Biosystems Engineering, has been selected as one of 15 honorees named as “New Faces of ASABE – Class of 2012” by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). For more information
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016