Dinesh Kumar R

Dr. Dinesh kumar R

Senior Scientist

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D (Bioprocess Technology), IIT Kharagpur, M.Tech (Biotechnology), Anna University Chennai.

Contact Details

Dr. Dinesh kumar R

Senior Scientist

dineshkumar@csmcri.res.in

/ 0278-2567760 (Extn: 6132)

Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=XZNHiHwAAAAJ&hl=en

ORCID link: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9487-8911

  1. Mantri V.A, Dineshkumar R, Yadav A., Veeragurunathan V, Ganesan M, Eswaran K, Thiruppathi S (2022). How profitability assessment parameters score under large-scale commercial cultivation of different agarophyte seaweeds along south-eastern coast of India. Aquaculture International 30, 1505–1525.
  2. Mantri VA, Dineshkumar R, Yadav A, Eswaran K, Shanmugam M, Gajaria TK (2022). Projections for profitability assessment parameters under short-term, medium-term and long-term evaluation for three farming techniques of Kappaphycus alvarezii along eastern coast of India. Aquaculture 11, 737912.
  3. Satasiya GV, Bhojani G, Kikani M, Amit C, Dineshkumar R, Kumar MA (2022). Response surface algorithm for improved biotransformation of 1, 4-dioxane using Staphylococcus capitis strain AG. Environmental Research 205, 112511. 
  4. Sequeira RA, Pereira MM, Vaghela P, Bhayani A, Dhimmar A, Maru D, Ghosh A, Dineshkumar R, Shinde PB, Ray S, Prasad K (2021). Sustainable Production of Quaternary Ammonium Seaweed Polysaccharide Salts and Their Evaluation for Seed Dressing in Agricultural Applications. ACS Agricultural Science & Technology 29;1(6),674-83.
  5. Dineshkumar R, Chauhan A.S, Sen R (2020). Optimal and strategic delivery of CO2 for Chlorella minutissima-mediated valorization of domestic wastewater with concomitant production of biomass and biofuel. RSC Sustainable Energy & Fuels 4(12), 6321-6329.
  6. Vignesh M, Kazi M. A, Rathore M. S, Kavale M. G, Dineshkumar R, Mantri, V. A (2020). Artificial neural network modelling for seedling regeneration in Gracilaria dura (Rhodophyta) under different physiochemical conditions. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture (PCTOC), 1-9.
  7. Dineshkumar R & Sen R (2020). A sustainable perspective of microalgal biorefinery for co-production and recovery of high-value carotenoid and biofuel with CO2 valorization. Biofpr Journal (Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, Wiley publisher), 14(4), 879-897.
  8. Nayak M, Dhanarajan G, Dineshkumar R, Sen R (2018). Artificial intelligence driven process optimization for cleaner production of biomass with co-valorization of wastewater and flue gas in an algal biorefinery. Journal of Cleaner Production. 201, 1092-1100.
  9. Mookherjee A, Dineshkumar R, Kutty NN, Agarwal T, Sen R, Mitra A, Maiti TK, Maiti MK (2018). Quorum sensing inhibitory activity of the metabolome from endophytic Kwoniella sp. PY016: characterization and hybrid model-based optimization. Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology. 102 (17), 7389-7406.
  10. Dineshkumar R, Paul A, Gangopadhyay M, Singh N.D.P & Sen R (2017). Smart and reusable biopolymer nanocomposite for simultaneous microalgal biomass harvesting and disruption: An integrated downstream processing for sustainable biorefinery. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5, 852-861. 
  11. Bhattacharya S, Dineshkumar R, Dhanarajan G, Sen R & Mishra S (2017). Improvement of ε-polylysine production by marine bacterium Bacillus licheniformis using artificial neural network modeling and particle swarm optimization technique. Biochemical Engineering Journal. 126, 8-15.
  12. Dineshkumar R, Subramanian G, Dash S.K & Sen R (2016). Development of an optimal light-feeding strategy coupled with semi-continuous reactor operation for simultaneous improvement of microalgal photosynthetic efficiency, lutein production and CO2 sequestration. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 113 47-56.
  13. Chopra J, Dineshkumar R, Bhaumik M, Dhanarajan G, Kumar RR & Sen R (2016). Integrated in situ transesterification for improved biodiesel production from oleaginous yeast: a value proposition for possible industrial implication. RSC Advances. 6, 70364-70373.
  14. Subramanian G, Dineshkumar R & Sen R (2016). Modeling of oxygen-evolving-complex ionization dynamics for energy-efficient production of microalgal biomass, pigment and lipid with carbon capture: an engineering vision for a biorefinery. RSC Advances. 6 (57), 51941-51956.
  15. Dineshkumar R, Dash S.K & Sen R (2015). Process integration for microalgal lutein and biodiesel production with concomitant flue gas CO2 sequestration: A biorefinery model for healthcare, energy and environment. RSC Advances. 5 (90), 73381-73394.
  16. Dineshkumar R, Dhanarajan G, Dash S. K & Sen R (2015). An advanced hybrid medium optimization strategy for the enhanced productivity of lutein in Chlorella minutissima. Algal Research. 7, 24-32.


  1. Bhayani A, Mehta K., Bhattacharya S, Mishra S, Dineshkumar R (2020). Microbial-assisted heavy metal remediation: Bottlenecks and prospects. In Removal of Toxic Pollutants through Microbiological and Tertiary Treatment (pp. 349-372). Elsevier.
  2. Samuel J & Dineshkumar R (2019). Pollution Abatement Through Algal based Green Technology. Green Technology for Bioremediation of Environmental Pollution, 173-190. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 
  3. Nanda P, Sen R, Dineshkumar R (2018) Biotransformation of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) to Bioenergy: Prospects and Potentials. In: Ghosh S. (eds) Utilization and Management of Bioresources. Springer, Singapore.
  4. Karemore A, Dineshkumar R, Yadav G, Subramanian G, Sen R. (2015) Photobioreactors for Improved Algal Biomass Production: Analysis and Design Considerations. In: Das D. (eds) Algal Biorefinery: An Integrated Approach. Springer, Cham.

  • Process development for bio-actives from marine microalgae in a biorefinery model.
  • Metabolic engineering of marine microalgae for enhanced carotenoid production.
  • Spirulina biomass as a vegan protein and c-Phycocyanin as a natural colorant.
  • Marine microalgae-based carbon dioxide sequestration.
  • Generation of microalgal biomass at the vicinity of a coal-based thermal power plant.
  • Valorization of agro-waste for marine microalgal cultivation.
  • Large-scale open pond cultivation of marine microalgae for lutein production.  

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Microalgal Biotechnology
  • Bio-actives, pigments, carotenoids, and poly unsaturated fattyacids (PUFA)
  • CO2 sequestration by algae
  • Bio-separation Technology