College of Engineering / Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts / Director


Sushil Adhikari

Dr. Sushil Adhikari is the Director for Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts. Dr. Adhikari began academic work at Auburn University as an Assistant Professor of Biosystems Engineering in 2008, and became full Professor in 2017. Dr. Adhikari earned his B.S. with Gold Medal in Mechanical Engineering from Tribhuvan University in Nepal, M.S. degree in Energy Technology from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Ph.D. in Biological Engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Alabama.

Dr. Adhikari has been devoted to discovery and education in Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University. His research and teaching efforts are focused on biofuels and bioenergy - namely gasification, pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction and hydrogen production. Dr. Adhikari's research has led to better understanding the role of biomass properties on syngas quality, and hydrocarbons production using biomass gasification, pyrolysis and liquefaction processes.

In his role as Director of the Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts, Dr. Adhikari is expected to work with faculty in colleges and schools across campus to facilitate and support interdisciplinary research, outreach and teaching collaborations in alternative fuels and bioproducts.

For complete information about Dr. Adhikari, you can check out his CV. Please feel free to contact Dr. Adhikari at or (334) 844-3543 to discuss research opportunities related to bioenergy and bioproducts.