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Publications by area

Reactive Species – Bio-oil, Liquid Phase Oxygen-supply Strategy (LPOS):

  • Steffi Jose and G. K. Suraishkumar
    High Carbon (CO2) Supply Leads to Elevated Intracellular Acetyl CoA Levels and Increased Lipid Accumulation in Chlorella vulgaris
    Algal Research, 19, 3017 – 315 (2016)
  • Kavya R Menon, Steffi Jose and G. K. Suraishkumar
    Photon Up-conversion Increases Biomass Yield in Chlorella vulgaris
    Biotechnology Journal, 9, 1547 – 1553 (2014)
  • Ranjini Balan and G. K. Suraishkumar
    UVA-Induced Reset of Hydroxyl Radical Ultradian Rhythm Improves Temporal Lipid Production in Chlorella vulgaris
    Biotechnology Progress, 30, 673 – 681 (2014)
  • Ranjini Balan and G. K. Suraishkumar
    Simultaneous Increases in Specific Growth Rate and Specific Lipid Content of Chlorella vulgaris through UV-induced Reactive Species
    Biotechnology Progress, 30, 291 – 299 (2014)
  • Kavya R. Menon, Ranjini Balan, and G. K. Suraishkumar
    Stress Induced Lipid Production in Chlorella vulgaris: Relationship with Specific Intracellular Reactive Species Levels
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 110, 1627 – 1636 (2013)
    cover article with video abstract
  • Archanaa S., Sandhya Moise, and G. K. Suraishkumar
    Chlorophyll Interference in Microalgal Lipid Quantification through the Bligh and Dyer Method
    Biomass and Bioenergy 46, 805 – 808 (2012)
  • Pritish Sarkar and G. K. Suraishkumar
    pH and Temperature Stresses in Bioreactor Cultures: Intracellular Superoxide Levels
    Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 50, 13129 – 13136 (2011)
  • Harit Mohan, K. Uma Maheshwari, Amal K Bera, and G. K. Suraishkumar
    Reactive Oxygen Species Mediated Modifications in Bacillus subtilis Lipid Membrane to Improve Protein Productivities
    Process Biochemistry, 45, 467-474 (2010)
  • Pritish Sarkar, Kaushik Ghosh, and G.K. Suraishkumar
    High Hydrogen peroxide Concentration in the Feed-zone Affects Bioreactor Cell Productivity with Liquid Phase Oxygen Supply Strategy
    Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 31, 357-367 (2008)
  • Aparna B. Ganesh, P. T. Manoharan and Suraishkumar GK
    Responses of the Photosynthetic Machinery of Spirulina maxima to Induced Reactive Oxygen Species
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 96, 1191-1198 (2007)
  • Susmita Sahoo, K. Krishnamurthy Rao and Suraishkumar GK
    Reactive Oxygen Species Induced by Shear Stress Mediate Cell Death in Bacillus subtilis
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 94, 118-127 (2006)
  • Mandal Chaitali, R. D. Gudi, and Suraishkumar GK
    Multiobjective Optimization in Aspergillus niger Fermentation for Selective Product Enhancement
    Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 28, 149-164 (2005)
  • Surabhi Mishra, Noronha SB and Suraishkumar GK
    Increase in enzyme productivity by induced oxidative stress in Bacillus subtilis cultures, and analysis of its mechanism using microarray data
    Process Biochemistry, 40, 1863-1870 (2004)
  • Susmita Sahoo, Krishnamurthy Rao K, Suresh AK and Suraishkumar GK
    Intracellular Reactive Oxygen Species Mediate Suppression of Sporulation in Bacillus subtilis Under Shear Stress,
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 87, 81-89 (2004)
  • Susmita Sahoo, Rajesh Verma, AK Suresh, Krishnamurthy Rao K, Jayesh Bellare and Suraishkumar GK
    Macro-level and Genetic-level Responses of Bacillus subtilis to Shear Stress
    Biotechnology Progress, 19, 1689-1696 (2003)
  • Mandal Chaitali, Mangesh Kapadi, Gudi RD and Suraishkumar GK
    Productivity Improvement in Xanthan Gum Fermentation Using Multiple Substrate Optimization
    Biotechnology Progress, 19, 1190-1198, 2003
  • Susmita Sahoo, Krishnamurthy Rao K and Suraishkumar GK
    Induced Reactive Oxygen Species Improve Enzyme Production from Aspergillus niger Cultivation
    Biotechnology Letters, 25, 821-825 (2003)
  • Manjula Rao Y, A. K. Suresh and Suraishkumar GK
    Free Radical Aspects in Xanthomonas campestris Cultivation With the Liquid Phase Oxygen Supply Strategy
    Process Biochemistry, 38, 1301-1310 (2003)
  • Manjula Rao Y and Sureshkumar GK
    Improvement in Bioreactor Productivities Using Free Radicals: HOCl-Induced Overproduction of Xanthan Gum from Xanthomonas campestris and Its Mechanism
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 72, 62-68 (2001)
  • Subodh Rawool, Susmita Sahoo, Krishnamurthy Rao K and Sureshkumar GK
    Improvement in Enzyme Productivities from Mold Cultivations using the Liquid-phase Oxygen Supply Strategy
    Biotechnology Progress, 17, 832-837 (2001)
  • Ganesh Sriram and Sureshkumar GK
    Culture Fluorescence Dynamics in Xanthomonas campestris
    Process Biochemistry, 36, 1167-1173 (2001)
  • Manjula Rao Y and Sureshkumar GK
    Oxidative-stress-induced production of Pyocyanin by Xanthomonas campestris and Its Effect on the Indicator Target Organism, Escherichia coli
    Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, 25, 266-272 (2000)
  • Sriram G and Sureshkumar GK
    The Mechanism of Oxygen Availability from Hydrogen Peroxide to Aerobic Cultures of Xanthomonas campestris
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 67, 487- 492 (2000)
  • Manjula Rao Y and Sureshkumar GK
    Direct Biosynthesis of Ascorbic Acid from Glucose by Xanthomonas campestris Through induced Free-radicals,
    Biotechnology Letters, 22, 407-411 (2000)
  • Ganesh Sriram, Y. Manjula Rao, A. K. Suresh and Sureshkumar GK
    Oxygen Supply Without Gas-liquid Film Resistance to Xanthomonas campestris Cultivation
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 59, 714-723 (1998)

with VIT University:

  •  Mathur, A., Raghavan, A., Chaudhury, P., Johnson, J.B., Roy, R., Kumari, J., Chaudhuri, G., Chandrasekaran, N., Suraishkumar, G.K., Mukherjee, A.
    Cytotoxicity of titania nanoparticles towards waste water isolate Exiguobacterium acetylicum under UVA, visible light and dark conditions
    Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 3, 1837-1846 (2015).
  • Bhuvaneshwari, M., Iswarya, V., Archanaa, S. Madhu, G. M., Suraishkumar, G.K., Nagarajan, R., Chandrasekharan, N., Mukherjee, A.
    Cytotoxicity of ZnO NPs towards fresh water algae Scenedesmus obliquus at low exposure concentrations in UV-C, visible and dark conditions
    Aquatic Toxicology, 162, 29-38 (2015).

Industrial fermentations, Mammalian cell cultivation, Intracellular pH:

  • Sanjay Tiwari, G. K. Suraishkumar and Arun Chandavarkar
    Robust near-infra-red spectroscopic probe for dynamic monitoring of critical nutrient ratio in microbial fermentation processes
    Biochemical Engineering Journal, 71, 47 – 56 (2013)
  • Sanjay Tiwari, Arun Chandavarkar, and G. K. Suraishkumar
    Robust Productivity in Industrial Fermentations: Regulation of Phosphofructokinase Activity through Easily Measurable, Critical Nutrient Ratio
    Biochemical Engineering Journal, 68, 138 – 151 (2012)
  • Nagarathnamma, M. M. Rajan and Sureshkumar GK
    Apoptosis Extent Increases in Hybridoma Cultures with Temperature
    Biotechnology Letters, 19, 669-673 (1997)
  • Sureshkumar GK and R. Mutharasan
    Intracellular pH Responses of Hybridoma and Yeast to Substrate Addition and Acid Challenge
    Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences, 45, 106-121 (1994)
  • Sureshkumar GK and R. Mutharasan
    Controlled Cultivation of Yeast Cells Based on Intracellular pH: II. Cultivation Methodology
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 42, 295-302 (1993)
  • Sureshkumar GK and R. Mutharasan
    Controlled Cultivation of Yeast Cells Based on Intracellular pH: I. Measurement Methodology
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 41, 118-128 (1993)
  • Sureshkumar GK and R. Mutharasan
    The Influence of Temperature on a Mouse-Mouse Hybridoma Growth and Monoclonal Antibody Production
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 37, 292-295 (1991)
  • Octavio T. Ramirez, Sureshkumar GK and R. Mutharasan
    Bovine Colostrum or Milk as a Serum Substitute for the Cultivation of a Mouse Hybridoma
    Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 35, 882-889 (1990)


  • Mausumi Mukhopadhyaya, S. B. Noronha, and G. K. Suraishkumar
    A Review on Experimental Studies of Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Aspergillus niger
    The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 89, 889 – 900 (2011)
  • Mausumi Mukhopadhyay, S.B. Noronha and G.K. Suraishkumar
    Copper Biosorption in a Column of Pretreated Biosorption Aspergillus niger Biomass
    Chemical Engineering Journal, 144, 386-390 (2008)
  • Mausumi Mukhopadhyay, SB Noronha and Suraishkumar GK
    Kinetic Modeling for the Biosorption of Copper by Pretreated Aspergillus niger Biomass
    Bioresource Technology, 98, 1781-1787 (2007)
  • Suhasini IP, Sriram G and Asolekar SR and Sureshkumar GK
    Nickel Biosorption from Aqueous Systems: Studies on Multi-metal Equilibria, Kinetics and Recovery
    Separation Science and Technology, 34, 683-697 (1999)
  • Suhasini IP, Sriram G and S. R. Asolekar and Sureshkumar GK
    Biosorptive Removal and Recovery of Cobalt from Aqueous Systems
    Process Biochemistry, 34, 239-247 (1999)
  • Sureshkumar GK
    Removal of Toxic Trace Metals from Industrial Water Systems using Biosorption,
    Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 3, 18-21 (1999); invited paper


  • Merlin R. Lal, G. K. Suraishkumar and Prabha Nair
    Chitosan-agarose Scaffolds Support Chondrogenesis of Human Wharton’s Jelly Mesenchymal Stem Cells
    Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A (2017)
  • S. Anup, S.M. Sivakumar and G.K. Suraishkumar
    Influence of Viscoelasticity of Protein on the Toughness of Bone
    Journal of Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 3, 260 – 267 (2010)
  • S. Anup, S.M. Sivakumar and G.K. Suraishkumar
    Influence of Relative Strength of Constituents on the Overall Strength and Toughness of Bone
    Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 8, 527 – 539 (2008).
  • S. Anup, S.M. Sivakumar and G.K. Suraishkumar
    Structural Arrangement Effects of Mineral Platelets on the Nature of Stress Distribution in Bio-Composites
    CMES – Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science,18, 145 – 153 (2007)
  • S. Anup, SM Sivakumar and Suraishkumar GK
    Natural Optima in Human Skull: A Low-velocity Impact Study
    International Journal of Crashworthiness, 12, 17-20 (2007)
  • T. K. Sen, D. Das, K. C. Khilar and Suraishkumar GK
    Bacterial transport in porous media: New aspects of the mathematical model
    Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical Engineering Aspects, 260, 53-62 (2005)
  • Sriram G and Surendranath C and Sureshkumar GK
    Kinetics of Anthocyanin Extraction from Fresh and Dried Grape Waste
    Separation Science and Technology, 34, 683-697 (1999)


  • Suraishkumar GK
    Strategies to improve learning of all students in a class
    European Journal of Engineering Education (2017)    DOI: 10.1080/03043797.2017.1384797
    Journal article (first 50 copies)
    Accepted manuscript: improve_learning_for_all_in_class
    A less formal (less jargon, less rigour) manuscript: whole_class_pap_rev
  • Suraishkumar GK
    Active Learning through Video Lectures
    Peer-reviewed, published full paper in the proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education, Turku, Finland (2012)
  • Suraishkumar GK
    Improving Coherence in Technical Writing
    Chemical Engineering Education, 38, 116-120 (2004)
  • Sureshkumar GK and Khilar KC
    On Improving `Thought with Hands’
    Chemical Engineering Education, 36, 292-295 (2002)
  • Sureshkumar GK
    A Choose-Focus-Analyze Exercise in ChE Undergraduate Courses
    Chemical Engineering Education, 35, 80-84 (2001)

Also, more than a 150 presentations including invited ones have been given. Many best presentation awards have been won for the research presentations at National and International conferences.


  • Continuum Analysis of Biological Systems: Conserved Quantities, Forces and Fluxes,
    Undergraduate book, with a foreword by Professor R. Byron Bird
    Springer Publishing as a part of their book series on Biosystems and Bio-robotics, March 2014
    published in the SAARC countries by Anamaya Publishers, October 2013
  • Editor, Biotechnology Section,
    with B.L.Tembe,
    Chemistry text book (ET-105, Part B): for the Indira Gandhi National Open University, IGNOU Press, New Delhi (1995).

Educational Videos

  • MOOC (NPTEL online certification) courses, 10-h, on
    – Bioreactors
    – Biology for Engineers and Other Non-biologists
  • Thermodynamics (Classical) for Biological Systems
    Created this 40-lecture course for the National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) program. Lectures are available on YouTube-NPTEL as well as on the NPTEL site.
  • Biochemical Engineering Principles
    Organized and directed this 40 min video presentation targeted to anybody who wants to know about Biochemical Engineering and has at least a 12th std. background.
    with A. Kalwankar of E.T. Cell, I.I.T. Bombay.
  • Bioreactor Optimization
    Organized and directed this 15 min video presentation targeted to people with some background in Biochemical Engineering.
    with A. Kalwankar of E.T. Cell, I.I.T. Bombay.