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Ag & Biosystems Engineering
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Brookings, SD 57007

Kasiviswanathan Muthukumarappan (K)

Distinguished Professor/Graduate Coordinator

Specialty Area:
Food Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering, Biofuels, Biochemical Conversion
Areas of Study/Academic Interests:
Food Process Engineering, Bioprocess Engineering
Education:
• Ph. D in Agricultural Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. • M. S in Food Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. • B. S in Agricultural Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India. • B. S. in Mathematics, University of Madras, India.
Teaching Responsibilities:
• AST 443, Food Process and Engineering Fundamentals. • ABE 754, Advanced Unit Operations in Food and Biomaterials Processing. • MICR 450/550, Advanced Microbiology and Biotechnoloy. • AE 795 - Current Topics in Food and Bioprocessing. • ABE 795 – Special Topics – Dynamic Rheology. • ABE 770 - Special Problems in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. • ABE 790 - Thesis in Engineering. • BIOS 898 – Ph.D. Dissertation.
Research/Scholarship Responsibilities:
• Develop a bio-refinery system to produce energy, materials, and chemicals from renewable resources, which will have significant positive impacts on national energy security, rural economy, and environment. • Develop the fundamental platform technologies needed to refine biomass into higher value products (biomaterials, chemicals, fuels, and foods). These technologies could utilize a wide range of feedstocks (eg. crop/forestry residues, new biomass crops), converting them into common intermediate compounds (eg. sugars, amino acids, bioactive compounds). These compounds could be final products themselves, or could serve as substrates for conversion into dozens of higher value secondary products (eg. organic acids, biopolymers, nutraceuticals). Specific technologies that are currently under investigation include Supercritical pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass to facilitate enzymatic conversion to fermentable sugars. • Understand the relationship between cheese melting and sensory properties of a wide variety of cheeses. This will enable manufacturers/processors to more accurately and reliably manipulate and control cheese melt properties. • Develop novel fractionation techniques for separating high value nanoparticles from cheese whey. • Develop Extruded Value-Added Dried Distillers Grains with Solubles (DDGS) and Wet Distillers Grains with Solubles (WDGS).
Professional Memberships:
• American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering • Institute of Food Technology • American Society of Engineering Education • Sigma Xi • AICHE • Gamma Sigma Delta
Grants:
• A DOE-Sun Grant Feedstock logistics proposal titled “Transforming and Densifying Biomass in Regional Biomass Processing Centers (RBPC)” in collaboration with faculty in SDSU, NDSU, SDSM&T, FM, Inc., and MSU • A NSF-MRI proposal titled “MRI: Ultra high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass-spectrometer” in collaboration with faculty in SDSU • SD – Governor 2010 research proposal titled “Center for Bioprocessing Research and Development (CBRD)” in collaboration with faculty in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology and Nutrition, Food Science and Hospitality Departments, Enterprise Institute and SD School of Mines and Technology faculty • USDA-NCARL proposal titled “Extrusion Processing of Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) for Aquaculture Feeds” • USDA-NCARL proposal titled “Storage and Flow Characteristics of Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS)” • USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant titled “Biobased Products and Bioenergy Multi-University Graduate Program” • DOT-Sungrant proposal titled “Developing a Prairie Biorefinery” • DOT-Regional Sungrant proposal titled “Develop sustainable renewable energy systems for practical utilization of bulky biomass” • DOT-Regional Sungrant proposal titled “Developing a Sustainable Feedstock and Next-Generation Processing Technologies for Biofuels Production” • DMI proposal titled “Manufacture of WPC and WPI for use in beverage applications” in collaboration with Lloyd Metzger • DMI proposal titled “Institute for Dairy Ingredients Processing” in collaboration with Lloyd Metzger, V. Mistry, A. Hassan • SD Corn Utilization Council proposal titled “Development of a novel pyrolytic process for the conversion of corn biomass to biofuels and char residue” in collaboration with Hanwu Lei and J. Julson • USDA-Sun Grant proposal titled “Development of an interactive input/output process and cost model with consideration of impacts of the end use of the biochar on the carbon status of the fuels or products made in the thermochemical conversion process” in collaboration with Hanwu Lei, J. Julson.
Publications:
• Chevanan, N., K. Muthukumarappan, and K. A. Rosentrater. 2009. Extrusion studies of aquaculture feed using distillers dried grains with solubles and whey. Food and Bioprocess Technology 2: 177-185. • Chevanan, N., Muthukumarappan, K., and Rosentrater, K. A. 2009. Effects of processing conditions on single screw extrusion of feed ingredients containing DDGS. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 10.1007/s11947-008-0065-y (In press). • Kannadhason, S., K. Muthukumarappan, and K. A. Rosentrater. 2009. Effects of ingredients and extrusion parameters on aquafeeds containing DDGS and tapioca starch. Journal of Aquaculture Feed Science and nutrition. 1(1): 6-21. • Kannadhason, S., K. Muthukumarappan, and K. A. Rosentrater. 2009. Effect of starch sources and protein content on extruded aquaculture feed containing DDGS. Food and Bioprocess Technology Journal (DOI: 10.1007/s11947-008-0711-4). (In press). • Kannadhason, S., K. A. Rosentrater, K. Muthukumarappan, and M. L. Brown. 2009. Twin screw extrusion of DDGS-based aquaculture feeds. Journal of World Aquaculture Society (In press). • Rosentrater, K. A., K. Muthukumarappan, and S. Kannadhason. 2009. Effects of ingredients and extrusion parameters on aquafeeds containing DDGS and potato starch. Journal of Aquaculture Feed Science and Nutrition 1(1): 22-38. • Rosentrater, K. A., K. Muthukumarappan, and S. Kannadhason. 2009. Effects of ingredients and extrusion parameters on aquafeeds containing DDGS and corn starch. Journal of Aquaculture Feed Science and Nutrition 1(2): 44-60. • Ganesan, V., K. A. Rosentrater, and K. Muthukumarappan. 2009. Flowability and handling characteristics of bulk solids and powders – a review with implications for DDGS. Biosystems Engineering. DOI 10.1016/j.biosystemeng.2008.09.008. (In press). • Ganesan, V., K. A. Rosentrater, and K. Muthukumarappan. 2009. Physical and flow properties of regular and reduced fat distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Food and Bioprocess Technology, DOI 10.1007/s11947-007-0026-x. (In Press). • Tiwari, B.K., O’Donnell, C.P., Muthukumarappan, K., and Cullen, P. J. (2009). Effect of high intensity ultrasonication on the rheological characteristics of selected hydrocolloid solutions. Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry 14" (Eds Williams, P.A. and Phillips, G.O.) Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK. • Muthukumarappan, K., Tiwari, B.K., O'Donnell, C.P. and Cullen, P.J. (2009) 'Ultrasound Processing: Rheological and Functional Properties of Food' In: Ahmed, J., Ramaswamy, H., Kasapis, S., Boye, J (Eds). Novel Food Processing: Effects on Rheological and Functional Properties. New York: CRC Press. • Muthukumarappan, K., Tiwari, B.K, O'Donnell, C.P. and Cullen, P.J. (2009) 'Ozone and CO2 Processing: Rheological and Functional Properties of Food' In: Ahmed, J., Ramaswamy, H., Kasapis, S., Boye, J (Eds). Novel Food Processing: Effects on Rheological and Functional Properties. New York: CRC Press. • Cullen, P.J., Tiwari, B.K., O'Donnell, C.P. and Muthukumarappan, K. (2009). Effect of Processing On Colour Pigments in Fruits and Vegetables In: Rui. M.S. Cruz (Ed). Food Processing. Nova Science Publishers. • Tiwari, B.K., Muthukumarappan, K., O'Donnell, C.P. and Cullen, P.J. (2009). Inactivation kinetics of pectin methylesterase and cloud retention in sonicated orange juice. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies 10(2): 166-171. • Tiwari, B.K., O'Donnell, C.P., Muthukumarappan, K. and Cullen, P.J. (2009). Ascorbic acid degradation kinetics of sonicated orange juice during storage and comparison with thermally pasteurised juice. LWT - Food Science and Technology 42(3): 700-704. • Cullen, P.J., Tiwari, B.K., O'Donnell, C.P. and Muthukumarappan, K. (2009). Modelling approaches to ozone processing of liquid foods. Trends in Food Science and Technology 20(3-4): 125-136. • Tiwari, B.K., O'Donnell, C.P., Muthukumarappan, K. and Cullen, P.J. (2009). Anthocyanin and colour degradation in ozone treated blackberry juice. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies 10(1): 70-75. • Tiwari, B.K., Valdramidis, V.P., O'Donnell, C.P., Muthukumarappan, K., Bourke, P. and Cullen, P.J. (2009). Application of natural antimicrobials for food preservation. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57(14): 5987-6000. • Tiwari, B.K., O'Donnell, C.P., Muthukumarappan, K. and Cullen, P.J. (2009). Effect of low temperature sonication on orange juice quality parameters using response surface methodology. Food and Bioprocess Technology 2(1): 109-114. • Tiwari, B.K., O'Donnell, C.P., Muthukumarappan, K. and Cullen, P.J. (2009). Effect of sonication on orange juice quality parameters during storage. International Journal of Food Science and Technology 44(3): 586-595. • Tiwari, B.K., Muthukumarappan, K., O’Donnell, C.P. and Cullen P.J. 2009. Rheological properties of sonicated guar, xanthan and pectin dispersions. International Journal of Food Properties. (In press). • Tiwari, B.K., Muthukumarappan, K., O’Donnell, C.P., Chenchaiah, M., and Cullen, P.J. 2008. Effect of ozonation on rheological and colour characteristics of hydrocolloid dispersions. Food Research International 41(10): 1035-1043. • Muthukumarappan, K. 2009. Mixing Fundamentals In: PJ Cullen (eds). Food Mixing: Principles and Applications. England: Blackwell. (In press). • Muthukumarappan, K., and Marella, C. 2009. Membrane Processing. In Mohammed Farid (Ed) Mathematical analysis of food processing, New York, USA: Taylor & Francis. (In press). • Muthukumarappan, K., O'Donnell, C.P., Cullen, P.J. 2009. Ozone processing. In: Mohammed Farid (Ed) Mathematical Modeling of Food Processing. New York, USA: Taylor & Francis. (In press). • Bhadra, R., K. Muthukumarappan, and K. A. Rosentrater. 2009. Flow properties of commercial DDGS. Cereal Chemistry 86(2):170-180. • Bhadra, R., K. A. Rosentrater, and K. Muthukumarappan. 2009. Surface characteristics and flowability in distillers dried grain with solubles. Cereal Chemistry 86(4):410-420. • Karunanithy, C. and K. Muthukumarappan. 2009. Influence of extruder temperature and screw speed on sugar recovery from corn stover through enzymatic hydrolysis while varying enzymes and their ratio. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology DOI: 10.1007/s12010-009-8757-y.
Awards & Honors:
• ASABE Rosentrater Standards Award, 2009 • Nominated and Received F.O. Butler award for excellence in Research, 2006 • Nominated for Griffith Faculty Research Award and received Griffith Research Scholar pin for an exceptional accomplishments and contributions in Research at SDSU, 2001, 2003, 2005 • Invited Panel Member of the USDA-CSREES-NRI Competitive Program, 2004 • Received a Certificate of Excellence in Instructional Technology from SDSU, 2004 • Sigma Xi President’s Award, 2004 • Outstanding Diversity Service Award, 2004 • ASAE Standards Developer Award, 2004, 2008 • Griffith Faculty Research Scholar Award, 2003 • Gamma Sigma Delta Research Award, 2003