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Date of Joining: 1997-06-06 Academic Qualifications Qualifications Details : B. Sc. (Engg), BCE Bhagalpur; Master in Civil Engg (Environmental Engg) Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (IIT Kharagpur, INDIA) Currently Teaching Subject: Environmental Engineering I & II; Water Quality management; Adsorption Design; Wastewater Treatment and Zero discharge Experience Experience Description: 21 years + at NIT Silchar Area of Interest/Specialization : Civil and Environmental Engineering; Water and Wastewater Engineering; Air and Noise Pollution; Adsorption technology. Research Interests : Innovative research work in the field of Adsorption technology. Research work for heavy metal removal from water and wastewater using rice husk is highly acknowledged. His recent papers in the international journals and their references in other international journal papers are being referred worldwide with more than 600 Citation in International Journals. Referee and Reviewer of more than Thirty (30) no. of the Important International Journals and conferences. Ph.D. Thesis: Sorption of heavy metals from water environment using rice husk. M.E. Thesis: A Laboratory study for performance evaluation of rotating biological contactor (RBC) and development of its optimum operating conditions. More than 19 years of teaching experience to UG and PG level students. He has supervised eight M. Tech projects and three PhD scholars. At present he is also supervising four PhD scholar. Administrative Interests : 1. Head of the Department, Chairman DPMC, DPPC, DUPC, DPC, Civil Engineering (July 2015 onwards) 2. Member, Building Works Committee, NIT Sichar (July 2015 onwards) 3. Member of Senate, NIT Sichar (July 2015 onwards) 4. Centre-In Charge, CCMT 2015 and 2016, M. Tech. Admission Co-ordinator 2014, 2015 (institute level) and CE (department level) 5. Secretary, DPPC and member DPMC (2013-2015), CE Department.; member DPPC ME Department (2012-2016). 6. Secretary DUPC (2010-2014), Dept. of Civil Engg, National Institute of Technology, Silchar. 7. Lab In-charge of Environmental Engineering (1997-2002) and (2015 to till date), Dept. of Civil Engg, National Institute of Technology, Silchar. 8. Warden of Hostel (November- 2006 to November- 2008) and Warden (April-1999 to July-2002) at National Institute of Technology, Silchar. 9. Co-coordinator Time Table, Co-coordinator 8th sem Project Seminar. 10. Asst. Officer-in-charge B. Tech Exams (All branch institute level) – June 2001 to July Biographical Sketch : Dr. Upendra Kumar, completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Bhagalpur College of Engineering in 1994 and his Master of Civil Engineering with specialization in Environmental Engineering, from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 1997 and Ph. D. in Civil Engineering with specialization in Environmental Engineering, from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 2005. At present he is holding the post of Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Silchar. He has published 66 number of Research Paper in total out of which 26 are in reputed Journals, 04 in edited books and the rest in Conferences. He has more than 600 Citation in International Journals. Current and previous research interests area includes Environmental Engineering; Water and Wastewater Engineering; Air and Noise Pollution; Adsorption technology. Dr. Kumar is also the Fellow Member of International Congress of Environmental Research (F.I.C.E.R.), Senior Member of IACSIT, Senior Member of Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological& Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES) and Life Member of Institution of Engineers (India). Dr. Kumar is also associated with some Important International Journals as Referee and Reviewer. Awards/Achievements : • 2nd prize in Best Lecture Competition; • Fellow of ICER (FICER); • MIE (M-1518512); Senior Member of IACSIT (80340643); Senior Member of APCBEES (100381); Member of RJCE (A/RJCE/Aug/14/67); • MARQUIS Who’s Who in the World-2010 Edn.; • Reviewer of many Reputed International Journals; Citation in International Journals : Total 600+ P.G. Scholars Guided: 16 M.Tech Guided Ph.D. Scholars Guided: 03 Awarded and 07 Pursuing PhD Book / Chapters Published: 1. In “Natural Resource Engineering and Management and Agro-Environmental Engineering.” Edited by Prof. V. K. Tiwari, Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, 2004, 464-470. ISBN: 9788188342525. 2. In “Modern Trends Of Research In Ecology And Environmental Sciences.” Edited by Abhik Gupta and B. K. Dutta, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2006, 205-216. ISBN: 8183241425. 3. Contributing write-ups for the book “Introduction to Environmental Engineering” by Davis and Cornwell, 4th Edition (SEI), 2010, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, ISBN: 0073401145, 9780073401140. 4. In “Handbook of Engineering & Applied Science.” Vol 01, 2013, 76-80, Edited by V.K. Srivastava and R.K. Pandey, SEMS, Greater Noida, ISBN: 978-81-928926-1-0. Publications Journals (International):

  • Kumar, U., Bandyopadhyay, M., “Sorption of cadmium from aqueous solution using pretreated rice husk.” Bioresource Technology (Elsevier), 97, 2006, 104-107. [Impact factor = 4.253] doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2005.02.027, SCI Journal
  • Kumar, U., Bandyopadhyay, M., "Fixed bed column study for Cd(II) removal from wastewater using treated rice husk". Journal of Hazardous Materials (Elsevier), B129, 2006, 253-259. [Impact factor = 4.144] doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2005.08.038, SCI Journal
  • Kumar, U., Bandyopadhyay, M., "Fixed bed column study for the removal of Ni(II) from water environment by NCRH". Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. Vol. 9, No.4, December 2005. ISSN: 0972-0626. [Impact factor = 0.636] SCI Journal, Scopus.
  • Kumar, U., "Fixed bed column study for Zn(II) removal from wastewater using pretreated rice husk". American Journal for Environmental Science, (Accepted). [h5-index = 7]
  • Kumar, U., “Agricultural products and by-products as low-cost adsorbents for heavy metal removal from water and wastewater: A review”. Scientific Research and Essay Vol. 1 (2), November 2006, 033-037. ISSN 1992- 2248, Scopus Thomson Reuters [h5-index = 6].
  • Kumar, U., “Fixed bed column study for the removal of Zn(II) from aquatic waste by sodium carbonate treated rice husk". Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, Vol. 5, No. 2, 103-106, March 2008. ISSN: 0972-9860. [Impact factor = 0.773] SCI Journal.
  • Pandey, K. M., Deb, K., and Kumar, U., “Experimental Studies on Controlling Piston Slap Noise of Standard Engine of Hero Honda Splendor”. Journal of Environmental Research And Development, Vol. 4, No.1, July-Sept. 2009, 222-231. ISSN: 0973-6921. [Impact factor = 0.157]
  • Pandey, K. M., Deb, K., and Kumar, U., “Experimental Studies on effect of noise level control for 7.5 KVA Diesel generator set with an enclosures”. Journal of Environmental Research and Development, Vol. 4, No.2, Oct.-Dec. 2009, 506-516. ISSN: 0973-6921. [Impact factor = 0.157]
  • Kumar, U., “Thermodynamics of the Adsorption of Cd(II) from Aqueous Solution on NCRH”. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, Vol. 2, No. 5, October 2011, 334 -336. ISSN: 2010-0264. DOI: 10.7763/IJESD
  • Kumar, U. and Acharya, J., “Thermodynamics of the Sorption of Pb(II) from Aqueous Solution on NCRH.” International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications. Vol. 2, No. 6, December 2011, 416-420. ISSN: 2010-0221. DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.144
  • Pandey, K. M., Kumar, U., and Verma, S. D., “CFD Analysis of Flow Field inside the Expansion Chamber of Internal Combustion Engines.” International Journal of Engineering and Advance Technology. Vol. 1, Issue 3, February 2012, 25-29, ISSN: 2249-8958. [Impact factor = 0.34]
  • Kumar, U. and Acharya, J., “Thermodynamics of the Removal of Pb(II) from Aqueous Solution by NCRH.” Desalination and Water Treatment. Ref: DWT 9337. ISSN 1944-3994. Under Review. [Impact factor = 0.752]
  • Acharya, J., Kumar, U., and Meikap, B.C., “Thermodynamic characterization of adsorption of lead(II) ions on activated carbon developed from tamarind wood.” The South African Journal of Chemical Engineers (SAJChE), vol. 18, no. 1, 2013, pp 70-76. Thomson Reuters
  • Kumar, U. and Acharya, J., “Fixed Bed Column Study for the Removal of Copper from Aquatic Environment by NCRH.” Global Journal of Researches in Engineering. ISSN: 2249-4596 Vol. 12, Issue 3, 2012, 1-4. Aptitude Flux (AF) = 83%
  • Kumar, U. and Acharya, J., “Fixed Bed Column Study for the Removal of Lead from Aquatic Environment by NCRH.” Research Journal of Recent Sciences. ISSN 2277-2502. Vol. 2, Issue 1, January 2013, 9-12. ISI Journal (Thomson Reuters) [Impact factor = 0.3722]
  • Choudhury, P., Ullah, N., and Kumar, U., “Simulation and Forecasting of Downstream Flow Top Width in a River Reach Using Upstream Flows.” Int. J. Hydrology Science and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013, pp.241–257. ISI Journal (Scopus, Elsevier, Thomson Reuters). DOI: 10.1504/IJHST.2013.058314
  • Karthik, R., Kumar, U and Pandey, K. M., “CFD Analysis in the field of River Engineering: A Review.” International Review of Applied Engineering Research. Volume 4, Number 4, 2014, pp. 337-342. ISSN 2248-9967.
  • Karthik, R., Kumar, U and Pandey, K. M., “Numerical Simulation of 180˚ Meandering Bend of Barak River near Silchar City.” Proc. of the Intl. Conf. on Advances In Engineering And Technology - ICAET-2014, Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors. 377-381. ISBN: 978-1-63248-028-6, doi: 10.15224/978-1-63248-028-6-03-74.
  • Kumar, U. and Acharya, J., “Removal of Pb(II) from wastewater by Rice Husk.” Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment. Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 30–38. February 2015. ISSN: 0972-0626. [Impact factor = 0.636] SCI Journal, Scopus.
  • Kumar, U, Kumar B. and Pandey, K. M., “SEM and EDAX study of pretreated rice husk for the sorption of Cu(II) from wastewater.” Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 656 (2014) pp 17-22, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.656.17. Indexed by Elsevier: SCOPUS, ISI Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) etc.
  • Kumar, U., and Laskar, N., “Thermodynamic characterization of sorption of copper(II) ions on rice husk.” Int. J. Engg. Sciences & Research Technology (IJESRT), vol. 3, no. 7, 2014, pp . ISSN: 2277-9655. [Impact factor = 3.449].
  • Kumar, U., Kumar B. and Acharya, J., “SEM, EDAX and FTIR study of rice husk for the sorption of lead(II) ions from wastewater.” Asian Journal of Chemistry, SCI Journal. Materials Research Innovations. (Accepted).
  • Kumar B. and Kumar, U., “Removal of Malachite Green and Crystal Violet Dyes from Aqueous Solution with Bio-Materials: A Review”. Global Journal of Researches in Engineering. ISSN: 2249-4596 Vol. 14, Issue 4, 2014, 55-59. Aptitude Flux (AF) = 83%.
  • Kumar B. and Kumar, U., “Adsorption of malachite green in aqueous solution onto sodium carbonate treated rice husk.” The Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering (Springer), 32(8), 1655-1666 (2015). [Impact factor = 1.241], SCIE Journal. DOI: 10.1007/s11814-014-0351-5.
  • Kiran S., Kumar, U., and Dey, A.K., “Three Dimensional Numerical Simulation of Vortex Structures in Barak River.” Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 772 (2015) pp 120-124, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.772.120. Indexed by Elsevier: SCOPUS, ISI Thomson Reuters (Web of Science) etc.
  • 27. Laskar, N., and Kumar, U., “Adsorption of crystal violet from wastewater by modified bambusa tulda” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (Springer) SCIE, SCOPUS Journal, DOI 10.1007/s12205-017-0473-5. 28. Laskar, N., and Kumar, U., “SEM, FTIR and EDAX Studies for the Removal of Safranin Dye from Water Bodies using Modified Biomaterial – Bambusa Tulda.” IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 225 (2017) 012105. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/225/1/012105. IOPscience - Journal. Ind
Journals (National):
  • Kumar, U., Banyopadhyay, M. “Sorption of cadmium from wastewater by pretreated rice husk.” Journal of the Institution of Public Health Engineers, India. Vol. 2005, April –June, No. 2, 17-20. ISSN: 0970-3195.
Conferences (International):
  • Kumar, U. and Kumar B., “Effect of chemical treatment on adsorption capacity of rice husk for the removal of crystal violet: SEM and FTIR analysis.” International conference on Environment and Energy, December 15th -17th 2014 at JNTUH, Kukatpally, Telangana, India.
  • Kumar, B., Pandey, K. M. and Kumar U., “Isotherm, Kinetic, Thermodynamic of Adsorption of Crystal Violet onto Potassium Hydrogen Phosphate Treated Rice Husk,” International conference on Environment and Energy, December 15th -17th 2014 at JNTUH, Kukatpally, Telangana, India.
  • Kumar, U, Kumar B. and Pandey, K. M., “SEM and EDAX study of pretreated rice husk for the sorption of Cu(II) from wastewater.” has been accepted by the ICMERA 2014 International Conference Smart Systems In All Fields of the Life. October 24 -27, 2014 at Bucharest, Romania.
  • Kumar, U., Kumar B. and Acharya, J., “SEM, EDAX and FTIR study of rice husk for the sorption of lead(II) ions from wastewater.” has been accepted by the 3rd Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE 2014) October 20-23, 2014 Shanghai, China.
  • Kumar, U., “Reuse of exhausted rice husk after heavy metal adsorption from aquatic waste,” International Conference of Engineering & Management Science, Organized by SEMS & RIET, 21-22 Dec. 2013 at RIET, Gr. Noida.
  • K. M. Pandey, U. Kumar, Gaurav Kumar, Dhrubajyoti Deka, Dipankar Das and Anand Surana, “CFD Analysis of an Isolated Main Helicopter Rotor for a Hovering Flight at Varying RPM.” ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Volume 1: Advances in Aerospace Technology, Houston, Texas, USA, November 9–15, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-7918-4517-2, Paper No. IMECE2012-89227, pp. 543-551; 9 pages doi:10.1115/IMECE2012-89227.
  • Kumar, U., and Acharya, J., “SEM-EDAX study of rice husk for the sorption of Cu(II) from wastewater.” Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012, November 09-15, 2012, Huston, Texas, USA. (Accepted).
  • Acharya, J. and Kumar, U., “Removal of heavy metal ions from wastewater by chemically modified agricultural waste material as potential adsorbent – a review.” 5th International Congress of Environmental Research 2012, Organized jointly by JERAD and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 22-24. (Accepted).
  • Acharya, J., Kumar, U., and Meikap, B.C., “Thermodynamic study for Adsorption of Pb(II) from aqueous solution using ATW.” International Congress of Environmental Research 2011, Organized jointly by JERAD and SVNIT, Surat, 15-17 December, 2011.
  • Kumar, U., and Mishra U., “Sorption of Cu(II) from Aqueous Solution by Industrial Waste Sludge.” Journal of Environmental Research And Development Organized jointly by JERAD and Univ. of Maurititus, Maurititus, 16-18 September, 2010.
  • Barma, S. D., Pandey, K. M., and Kumar, U., “Review on Noise Pollution from Internal Combustion Engine.” Proceedings of International Conference on Energy and Environment, March 19-21, 2009, pp. 111-114.
  • Kumar, U. “Sorption of cadmium from aqueous solution by sodium hydroxide pretreated rice husk.” International Conference on Energy and Environment, NIT Kurukshetra, March 19-21, 2009 at Taj Chandigharh, India.
  • Deb, K., Kumar, U., and Pandey, K. M. “Experimental studies on controlling piston slap noise of standard engine of hero Honda splendour”. International Congress of Environmental Research, BITS, Pilani – Goa Campus (India), December, 18-20, 2008.
  • Kumar, U. “Management of Exhausted Rice Husk After Heavy Metal Adsorption.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Management : Scenario and Strategies to 2020, UEC, Ujjain, December, 26-27,2007, pp. 124-127.
  • Deb, K., Kumar, U., and Pandey, K. M. “Reverberation Time for the Room in which 200 KVA Diesel Generator set was Installed without Enclosure.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation CIT, Coimbatore, 27 -29 August 2007, pp. 438-440.
  • Kumar, U., Radhakrishnan, K., Karuh, N. “Design of Water Distribution System for NIT Silchar: A Case Study.” International Conference on Water Resource Management: Challenges and Opportunities in the 21st Century. Assam University in collaboration with MHRD, GOI and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delh, April 23-25, 2007.
  • Kumar, U., Bandyopadhyay, M. “SEM-EDAX study of metal ions sorption from water and wastewater using rice husk.” 4th AQUATECH Asia 2005 Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, October 6-8, 2005.
  • Kumar, U., and Bandyopadhyay, M. “Sorption of Cadmium from Aqueous Solution by Pretreated Rice Husk.” International Conference in Agriculture and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India, December 14-17, 2004.
  • Kumar, U. “Rice husk characterization for metal ion removal from water and wastewater.” International Conference in Agriculture and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India, December 14-17, 2004.
  • Kumar, U., and Banyopadhyay, M. “Management of low cost agricultural product and by-product for heavy metal removal from water and wastewater: A Review.” International Conference on Environment and Development, Science City, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. February 4-8, 2004.
  • Kumar, U. “The Present Scenario of Law and Environment in India.” Education Culture in the 21st Century: Knowledge, Teacher & Technology, 29th Annual Meet of AIAET & International Conference, Guwahati, January 29-31, 1999.
Conferences (National):
  • 20 numbers of papers in National Conferences
  • BOOKS: Chapter in Edited Book:
  • Kumar, U., and Bandyopadhyay, M. “Sorption of Cadmium from Aqueous Solution by Pretreated Rice Husk.” In “Natural Resource Engineering and Management and Agro-Environmental Engineering.” Edited by Prof. V. K. Tiwari, Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, 2004, 464-470. ISBN: 9788188342525.
  • Upendra Kumar and Rajib Kumar Bhattacharjya. “Remote Sensing - A Potential Tool for Environmental Management.” In “Modern Trends Of Research In Ecology And Environmental Sciences.” Edited by Abhik Gupta and B. K. Dutta, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, 2006, 205-216. ISBN: 8183241425.
  • Upendra Kumar. Contributing write-ups on the subjects of collection, conveyance and distribution of water; sewer system; types of ecosystem and biodiversity for the book “Introduction to Environmental Engineering” by Davis and Cornwell, 4th Edition (SEI), 2010, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, ISBN: 0073401145, 9780073401140.
  • Upendra Kumar, “Reuse of exhausted rice husk after heavy metal adsorption from aquatic waste,” In “Handbook of Engineering & Applied Science.” Vol 01, 2013, 76-80, Edited by V.K. Srivastava and R.K. Pandey, SEMS, Greater Noida, ISBN: 978-81-928926-1-0.




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