Amit Kumar, University of Alberta

Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Edmonton, Alberta amit.kumar@ualberta.ca Office: (780) 492-7797

Bio/Research

Amit Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. He received a Master of Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology in Energy technology, Thailand and a B.Sc. in Energy Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, India...

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Bio/Research

Amit Kumar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. He received a Master of Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology in Energy technology, Thailand and a B.Sc. in Energy Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, India. Dr. Kumar earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta after completing his doctoral research in the area of utilization of biomass for power and liquid fuels.

Dr. Kumar’s current research interests include techno-economic assessment of bioenergy systems including biopower and biofuels, large scale biomass transport and logistics such as pipeline transport of biomass, simulation and modeling of biomass feedstock supply systems, greenhouse gas mitigation, and energy forecasting and planning. He has extensive experience in biomass energy studies and is widely published in the area of bioenergy and biofuels.

Dr. Kumar is currently working on a range of projects funded by various agencies including Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agriculture and Food Council, Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Alberta Agricultural Research Institute, Alberta Energy Research Institute, Alberta Research Council, Canadian Dewatering Inc., Canadian School of Energy and Environment, Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie (CLIB2021) in Germany (a consortium of more than 60 companies), Government of Alberta, Highmark Renewables Inc., National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Town of Drayton Valley. He serves as the Associate Editor of the Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal and has established the Sustainable Energy Research Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta.



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