Anurag Mandalika

Position title: Research Associate


Phone: (920) 540-7371

115 Agricultural Engineering Building
460 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

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Program Affiliations

Biological Systems Engineering

Education and Certificates

  • Ph.D. 2020 – Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
  • M.S. 2012 – Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
  • B.S. 2010 – Biosystems Engineering, Clemson University, SC

Fields of Interest

  •  Biomass chemistry and separations
  • Bioenergy
  • Arsenic remediation
  • Waste management


  •  Mandalika, A.; Bragg, D.; Schuler, J.; Elder, T.; Groom, L., Chemical Analysis of Loblolly Pine Fractions from a Bioenergy Perspective. Wood and Fiber Science 2019, 51, (1), 26-40
  • Mandalika, A; Runge, T., Addition of corn stover arabinoxylan into hardwood during pulping for improved physical properties. TAPPI Journal 2017, 16, (9), 495-504
  • Sun, Q.; Mandalika, A.; Elder, T.; Nair, S.; Meng, X.; Huang, F.; Ragauskas, A., Nanocomposite Film Prepared by Depositing Xylan on Cellulose Nanowhiskers Matrix. Green Chemistry 2014, 16, (7), 3458-3462
  • Šimkovic, I.; Kelnar, I.; Uhliariková, I.; Mendichi, R.; Mandalika, A.; Elder, T., Carboxymethylated-, hydroxypropylsulfonated- and quaternized xylan derivative films. Carbohydrate Polymers 2014 , 110, 464-471
  • Mandalika, A.; Qin, L.; Sato, T.; Runge, T., Integrated biorefinery model based on production of furans using open-ended high yield processes. Green Chemistry 2014, 16, (5), 2480-2489
  • Mandalika, A.; Runge, T., Enabling integrated biorefineries through high-yield conversion of fractionated pentosans into furfural. Green Chemistry 2012, 14, (11), 3175-3184.
  • Joshi, H; Moser, BR; Shah, SN,; Mandalika, A; Walker, T., Improvement of fuel properties of cottonseed oil methyl esters with commercial additives. Eu. J. Lipid Sci. Tech., 2010, 112, (7), 802-809

Expertise Summary

Anurag has a background in biomass chemistry, processing and separations for the production of energy, chemicals and fuels. Additionally, he is also interested in arsenic remediation from water using plant feedstock. He is currently working with Prof. Larson in waste management and defining hydrogen sulfide emissions from manure storage and processing facilities on farms.