Dr. Prakash Kumar B.G

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering 

Energy and Environment, Nanomaterial synthesis and processing, solar photocatalysis, biofuels from biomass, preparation & characterization of adsorbents to treat various industrial effluents
Birla Institute Of Technology and Science Pilani, Dubai Campus Dubai International Academic City P. O. Box No. - 345055 Dubai, UAE

Publications & Conference Presentations

Book Chapter 


  • Chandhini Muthukumar, Priyanka Saginala, Murchana Changmai, Prakash Kumar B G *, Natural sunlight-driven enhanced abatement of real resin industry wastewater using sludge-derived photocatalyst: Potential to generate carbon credits, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Volume 11, Issue 5, October 2023, 111014.

  • Yatik Thakwani, Anugraha Karwa, Prakash Kumar B G, Mihir Kumar Purkait, Murchana Changmai*, “A composite starch-date seeds extract based biodegradable film for food packaging application” Food Bioscience, 17 June 2023, 102818

  • Chandhini Muthukumar, Swastik Nagrikar, Derrick A.Rodrigues, Ramachandran Subramanian, Sankar Ganesh Palani, Murchana Changmai, Prakash Kumar B. G.* ”Spherical fountain prototype photoreactor operated under natural sunlight: Mechanism, toxicology assessment, and economics” Journal of Water Process Engineering, Volume 51, February 2023, 103467
  • Chandhini Muthukumar, Murchana Changmai, S. Vincent, Kumar Raju, Jessin Mathai, Shailesh Damale, Prakash Kumar B. G.*Process optimization, characterization and economic evaluation of nanoparticles derived from galvanic sludge for photodegradation of 4-nitrophenol under natural sunlight, Journal of Cleaner Production 371 (2022) 133616
  • Chandhini Muthukumar, Eldhose Iype, Kumar Raju, Sampath Pulletikurthi, Prakash Kumar B G.*Sunlight assisted photocatalytic degradation using the RSM-CCD optimized sustainable photocatalyst synthesized from galvanic wastewater, Journal of Molecular Structure, 1263, 5, (2022) , 133194
  • Chandhini Muthukumar, Saad Alam, Eldhose Iype, Prakash Kumar B.G.*Statistical analysis of photodegradation of methylene blue dye under natural sunlight, Optical Materials 122 (2021) 111809
  • Prakash Kumar B G*, Rusal Raj Francis, Aisha Raouf, Ramachandran Subramanian, Suresh Gupta, Geetha Kannan, K. Thirumavalavan, “Torrefied materials derived from waste vegetable biomass”, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2020,
  • Vijayakumar* , M. Arulmozhi,  Prakash Kumar B G and G. Ashwin, " Production of activated carbon from mango seed coat using chemical activation" Journal of Environmental Biology, J. Environ. Biol., 40, 283-290 (2019).
  • Abinaya Arunachalam, Rajib Ghosh Chaudhuri, Eldhose Iype and Prakash Kumar B G*, "Modification of date seeds (Phoenix dactylifera) using potassium hydroxide for wastewater treatment to remove azo dye", Water Practice & Technology, 2018, Vol 13 No 4, p-859-870.
  • Eldhose Iype*, Zubin Sayeed Ahmed Khalfay, Rajib Ghosh Chaudhuri, Prakash Kumar B G, "Epsomite dehydration: A molecular dynamics study", Journal of Energy Storage, 2018, Vol 20, p-337-343.
  • Subramanian Seshadri C Aiyer , Akshai A , Prakash Kumar B G*, Ramachandran, "Optimization of macronutrient kinetics for biomass production in Nostoc calcicola", IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 346 (2018)  doi:10.1088/1757-899X/346/1/012028.
  • Abdul Wasee, Rajib Ghosh Chaudhuri, Prakash Kumar B G, Eldhose Iype, A Study on Distance Based Representation of Molecules for Statistical Learning, International Conference on Computational Vision and Bio Inspired Computing ICCVBIC 2018: New Trends in Computational Vision and Bio-inspired Computing pp 577-585.
  • B B. Gulyani*,  G. Prakash Kumar, and Arshia Fathima, "Bagging Ensemble Model for Prediction of Dead Oil Viscosity", International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications, 8(2): 102-105, 2010-0221, 2017.
  • Subramanian S C A, Ramachandran S, Thirumavalavan K and Prakash Kumar B G*, "A Review  of Solar Photocatalytic Degradation Of Wastewater Using Advanced Oxidation Processes", Jr. Of Industrial Pollution Control, 31(2) (2015) pp 297-309. 
  • Mohammed Al Hasan Khan, Shreyas Jailkhani, & Prakash Kumar B. G.*, 2012. “Applications of Cloud Computing In Remote Oil and Gas Operations”, International Conference on Cloud     Computing Technologies, Applications and Management (ICCCTAM-12), Dec 8-10, BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus, DUBAI, U10.1109/ICCCTAM.2012.6488070    
  • Veena Valsamma Daniel, Gulyani B. B Prakash Kumar B.G.*, 2012. “Usage of date stones as adsorbents: A review”, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Vol.33, pp.1321-1331
  • Herbert Asirvatham J., Nikhar Gargieya, Paradkar Manali Sunil, Prakash Kumar B.G.*, Lima Rose Miranda. “Steam Activated Carbon Preparation Using HTFBR from Biomass and its Adsorption Characteristics”, Carbon Letters, 9 (2008) 203-209.
  • Prakash Kumar B.G., Shivakamy K., Lima Rose Miranda, Velan M*. “Preparation of steam activated carbon from rubberwood sawdust (Hevea brasiliensis) and its adsorption kinetics”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, B136 (2006) 922–929. 
  • Prakash Kumar B.G.,Lima Rose Miranda*. “Utilization of fluidized bed reactor for the production of adsorbents in removal of malachite green”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 116 (2006) 211–217. (Science Direct TOP 25 Hottest Article) 
  • Rajgopal S., Karthikeyan T.,Prakash Kumar B.G., Lima Rose Miranda, Velan M*. “Adsorption of Bismark Brown dye on activated carbons prepared from rubberwood sawdust (Hevea brasiliensis) using different activation methods”, Journal of Hazardous Materials B126 (2005) 63–70. (Science Direct TOP 25 Hottest Article)

Workshop and Conference Presentations 

  • Delivered a guest lecture entitled "Photocatalysis", at Salalah College of Technology, Salalah, Oman, on April 11th, 2023.(Virtually)
  • Saad A, Prarthanaa S, Rigveda Ji, Prakash Kumar B G, “Value Added Product From Napier Grass”, Youth Earth Summit 2021 - University of Wollongong and ICBA - 22ndMay 2021, Dubai, UAE.(Virtually)
  • Participated in “Ahmedabad Learning Dialogues - A Conference on Teaching and Learning” on May 14-15, 2021 (Virtually)
  • Shivani Bipul Kumar Das, Ramachandran S, Prakash Kumar B  G, Current Trends in Biotechnology-CTBT 2019, April 10-11, 2019, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai Campus Dionyssia Angeliki Lyra,  "Production of Lyocell Fibers from Non-Wood Sources". (Won second prize for poster presentation)
  • Attended Process Safety Faculty Workshop, conducted by American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) on 6thto 9th Aug, 2018 at the Chemours Company, Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA.
  • Dubai Municipality honored the winners of the “INNOVATIONS FROM WASTE 2017” contest on 8thFebruary 2018. This competition was a platform for students of all ages to showcase their innovative ideas to achieve the UAE Sustainability Goals 2021.  (A group of 4 students (Abinaya, Krishna, Jithin and Sripriya) from our Chemical Engineering department mentored by Dr. B.G. Prakash Kumar have secured the first runner up position in the category “ VISION OF THE FUTURE ” for their proposal of “BLACK GOLD FROM VEGETABLE WASTE”. A prototype compost bin was developed to reduce our housing ecological footprint)
  • Organized a workshop on " Areal Locations Of Hazardous Atmosphere (ALOHA) – A Modeling Software for Process Plant Safety" related to process plant safety course (CHE F413) on 29thApril 2017.
  • Shaikh Faisal Zaman, Khalil-Ur-Rahman, Shoaib Ismail, Prakash Kumar B G, Neeru Sood, Trupti Gokhale And Ramachandran Subramanian, "Optimization Of Growth Conditions For Biomass Production And Characterization For Bioenergy Applications" Current Trends In Biotechnology 2017 Conference, Manipal University Dubai,  April 12-13, 2017. (Won Best Poster Award- 3rd Place)
  • Industry Interaction carried out on waste water treatment technology in Hitech Industries FZE, Jebel Ali, Dubai, during June 2015 to Aug 2015.
  • Delivered an invited talk entitled "Current Developments in Mass Production of Microalgae for Industrial Applications", at symposium on current perspectives and challenges in chemical engineering and technologies, May 14th, 2015, Salalah College of Technology, Salalah, Oman.
  • Participated in Industry Day workshop on 10th April 2015 at the BITS Pilani, Hyderabad campus, India.
  • Optimization Of Inclination And Mixing Conditions For Tubular Photobioreactor For Mass Production Of Microalgae, Radhika Narain, Subramanian Ramachandran,  Prakash Kumar B G, participated in “Current Trends in Biotechnology”, held at Manipal University-Dubai Campus, March 18- 19, 2015, Won best poster award.
  • Organized one day workshop on “Modeling In Chemical Engineering Using Comsol” by Mr. Ahmed Gamal, Elnady Engineering and Agencies, Egypt, on 18thSept, 2014.
  • Acted as an international advisory committee member for International Conference on Green Technologies for Environmental Pollution Control and Prevention, 27-29 Sept 2014, National Institute Technology, Trichy, India.