I. Regupathi

Designation: 

Associate Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Monday, March 17, 2008

Professional Experience: 

Nine years of Professional experience out of which 6 years at NITK

Contact Details

E-mail: 

regupathi [at] nitk.ac.in
regupathi [at] yahoo.com

Telephone: 

+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3609

Fax: 

+91 - 824-247-4033
Academic Background

• Ph.D (Chemical Engineering) - Anna University, Chennai (2005)
• M.Tech. (Petroleum Refining and Petrochemicals) - Anna University, Chennai (2000)
• B.E. (Chemical Engineering) - Annamalai University, Tamilnadu (1998)

Areas of Interest
  • Transfer Operations
  • Aqueous Two Phase Extraction
  • Surfactant based Micellar/Reverse micellar Extraction
  • Encapsulation of Bioactive components
  • Edible oil processing
  • Biodiesel Production
  • Microwave Assisted Processes
  • Advanced Oxidation Process
Significant Projects

1. Treatment of Complex Organic Effluent through Advance Oxidation Process (AOP) Using Ultrasonic Irradiation as an Energy Supplier’ (PI –Dr.I.Regupathi), Amount: 5 Lakhs, Duration: 2 Years , (Sep’ 09 to Sep’ 11) MHRD, Govt. of India -NITK under seed grant scheme.

2. Development of Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) Based Effective Aqueous Two Phase Systems (ATP’s) for the Extraction of Value Added Compounds in Large Scale from the Effluent Streams of Fish Processing Industry (PI –Dr.I.Regupathi, Co PI- Dr.Gopal Mugeraya), Amount: 14.00 Lakhs, Duration 3Years, (Jan 2010 to Jan’ 13) Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

3. Development of Aqueous Two Phase Systems (ATP’s) for the Separation of  alfa- Lactalbumin (alfa- La) and Beta - Lactoglobulin (Beta - Lg) from Whey for Large Scale Commercial Applications (PI –Dr.I.Regupathi, Co PI- Dr.Gopal Mugeraya), Amount: 26.00 Lakhs, Duration: 3 Years, (Sep 2010 to Sep 2013) Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

4. “Production Of N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Concentrate From Sardine Oil”, PI: Dr.Prasanna BD; Co-PI: Dr.I.Regupathi, Amount: 48.00 Lakhs, Duration: 2 Years (Nov 12 to Nov 2014), “Ministry of Food processing Industries, Govt. of India” through DST.

5. “Measurement and Characterization of ambient bioaerosols in Bangalore city”, PI: Ms. S. Gangamma; Co-PI: Dr.I.Regupathi, Amount: 53.00 Lakhs, Duration: 3 Years, (March 2013 to March 2016) Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India

6. Reverse Micellar Extraction of Lactoferrin From Whey: Continuous Process, PI: Dr.I.Regupathi; Co-PI: Dr.Prasanna BD Amount: 40.00 Lakhs, Duration: 2 Years (2013- 2015) “Ministry of Food processing Industries, Govt. of India” through DST.

7. Selective Extraction and purification of Commercially Valuable Pigment melanin from Cephalopod ink and its industrial effluent PI: Dr.I.Regupathi; Co-PI: Dr.Prasanna BD Amount: 49.78 Lakhs, 3 Years (March 2019 to March 2022) "Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India".

8. Algal Biorefinery using Spirulina Model to Integrate Wastewater Utilization and Biofuel Production PI: Dr. Venkatesh Kamath, NMAMIT, Nitte, Mentor: I.Regupathi, Amount 18.3 Lakhs, 3 Years (Nov 2020 to Nov 2023) " SERB-TARE Scheme"

Supervision of Ph.D

Completed: 09, Ongoing : 06

Significant Publications

Year 2018

1. Charanyaa Sampath; Prasanna D. Belur; Regupathi I(2018) Enhancement of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid glycerides in Sardine oil by a bioimprinted cross-linked Candida rugosa lipase, Enzyme and Microbial Technology 110 (2018) 20–29, DOI: 10.1016/j.enzmictec.2017.12.003

Year 2017

1. Vaisali chandrasekar,Prasanna Belur,Regupathi Iyyaswami(2017) Effectiveness of rutin and its lipophilic ester in improving oxidative stability of sardine oil containing trace water, International Journal of Food Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1111/ijfs.13627
2. Swapnali S. Pawar I Regupathiand Prasanna B.D., (2017) Reverse Micellar Extraction of Lactoferrin from its Synthetic Solution using CTAB/n-heptanol System, Journal of Food Science and Technology,54 (11), pp 3630–3639.DOI 10.1007/s13197-017-2824-0
3. Basavaraj S Nainegali, I Regupathi And Prasanna Belur D (2017) Aqueous Two-phase Extraction of Anthocyanin from Fruits of Garcinia indica, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, 10(03), 688-692, (DOI:10.21276/ijee.2017.10.0330)
4. Sivananth Murugesan, Arathy Sarayu, Sahana Vijay kumar, Regupathi Iyyaswami (2017) AOT Induced Reverse Micellar Extraction of L-Asparaginase from Azotobacter vinelandii , Bioprocessing and biosystem Engg, V40:1163-1171 (DOI 10.1007/s00449-017-1777-z)
5. Sivananth Murugesan, Regupathi Iyyaswami (2017) Low frequency sonic waves assisted cloud point extraction of polyhydroxyalkanoate from Cupriavidus necator, Journal of Chromatography B, V 1060, 207–214, (DOI: 10.1016/j.jchromb.2017.06.009)

Achievements

Patents:

1. Patents Applied: Title: ‘A PROCESS FOR IMPROVING n-3POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACID CONTENT OF FISH OIL’, India patent application no: 201641007984, Dated: 08/03/2016.

Book Published:

1. Book Title: Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering -Select Proceedings of ICACE 2015; Corresponding Editor: Dr. I.  Regupathi; Co – Editors: Vidya Shetty K., Murugesan Thanabalan; Publisher:  Springer Singapore, Book DOI:  10.1007/978-981-10-1633-2

Book Chapters Published:

1. Book chapter on “Fish-Processing Industrial Effluent Characterization and Partitioning of Proteins Using Aqueous Two-Phase System” by HN Viswanatha, I.Regupathi in “Prospects in Bioscience: Addressing the Issues”, pp- 1-9, Publisher: Springer India, ISBN: 978-81-322-0809-9.

2. Book chapter on “Screening of Solvents for Deacidification of Sardine Oil” by  Chandrasekar Vaisali, Belur D. Prasanna and I. Regupathi in ‘Recent Advances in Chemical Engineering - Select Proceedings of ICACE 2015’ Publisher Name:  Springer Singapore, pp. no: 75-80, DOI:  10.1007/978-981-10-1633-2.

3. Book chapter on “Partitioning of Nitralase Enzyme from Pseudomonas Putida in Polymer/Salt Aqueous Two Phase System”, by Lokesh Ramana V, Regupathi Iyyaswami, Rashmi B.S in ‘Bioprocessing and Bio Chemical Engineering- Select Proceedings of ICACE 2015’Publisher Name:  Springer Singapore, DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1920-3.

4. Book chapter on “Aqueous Two-Phase (Acetonitrile- Potassium Citrate) Partitioning of Bovine Serum Albumin: Equilibrium and Application Studies”, by Badekar Sagar Dilip, Regupathi Iyyaswami, Basavaraj Nainegaliin ‘Bioprocessing and Bio Chemical Engineering- Select Proceedings of ICACE 2015’Publisher Name:  Springer Singapore, DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1920-3.

5. Book chapter on “Mixed surfactant based reverse micelle extraction of Lactose peroxidase from whey”, by Sivananth Murugesan, Prudhvi Ambakam, Akshay Naveen,Aarathi Makkada, Nithin Solanki, Regupathi Iyyasamyin ‘Bioprocessing and Bio Chemical Engineering- Select Proceedings of ICACE 2015’Publisher Name:  Springer Singapore, DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1920-3.

6. Book chapter on “Enzymatic concentration of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from Indian Sardine oil’, by Charanyaa Sampath, Anita. N, Prasanna D Belur, Regupathi.Iin ‘Bioprocessing and Bio Chemical Engineering- Select Proceedings of ICACE 2015’Publisher Name:  Springer Singapore, DOI 10.1007/978-981-10-1920-3.

7. Book chapter on ‘Refining Technologies of Edible oils” byBelur D. Prasanna, I. Regupathi,Charanyaa Sampath, Chandrasekar Vaisaliin“Edible Oils: Extraction, Processing and Applications”, Publisher Name: CRC press, Taylor & Francis Group, June 8, 2017.

 

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